C'est la Vie (Always 21)

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"C'est la Vie (Always 21)"
Ace of Base - C'est la Vie (Always 21).jpg
Single by Ace of Base
from the album Singles of the 90's
ReleasedOctober 25, 1999
Songwriter(s)Jonas Berggren
Ace of Base singles chronology
"C'est la Vie (Always 21)"
"Hallo Hallo"
Music video
"C'est la Vie (Always 21)" on YouTube

"C'est la Vie (Always 21)" was the first single from Ace of Base's first greatest hits album, Singles of the 90s. It was produced by Jimmy James Ekgren, Sonny Peterson and Sigurd Rosnes of JPR Productions. A CD-single was to be released in the UK alongside a megamix and an extended version of "All That She Wants", but the single was withdrawn before release.

Music video[edit]

A music video was produced to promote the single. The video was directed by Patric Ullaeus.

Track listing[edit]

Scandinavia/Germany maxi single

  1. Radio Version - 3:26
  2. Megamix (Short Version) - 3:24
  3. Cecilia (Ole Evenrude Version) - 4:35
  4. Megamix (Long Version) - 7:19
  5. Discomatic Remix - 3:56

UK maxi single (unreleased)

  1. Radio Edit - 3:29
  2. Megamix (Long Version) - 7:19
  3. All That She Wants (12" Version) - 6:46

Official versions/remixes[edit]

  • Album Version
  • Discomatic Remix (also simply titled "Remix" on some releases)
  • Shaft Radio Edit
  • Shaft Club Mix
  • Skeewiff's Full Bitter
  • Sleaze Sisters Anthem
  • Tuff Twins Mix


Chart (1999–2000) Peak
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[1] 11
Germany (Official German Charts)[2] 64
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[3] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[4] 38
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[5] 100

Release dates[edit]

  • Germany & Scandinavia, October 25, 1999 (LP version)
  • UK, November, 1999 (remix) (promotional)[6]
  • UK, December 6, 1999 (physical) (withdrawn before release)