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MMDE: Life is life

Current: Live is life

It's a catchy tune all right, but why do some people have a false memory of the 1984 Opus hit being called "life is life" when today it's seen as "Live is life"?

Opus are Austrian, so the first thought is that it's just their accent making it sound a little different anyway, to which our brains complete the more likely refrain "life is life" because it makes more sense than "live is life".

That doesn't address the several "reside" references to the "Life is life" title seen today, including it spelt out in huge letters behind the band themselves as they were playing it at a concert.

Hits records

In France,, Germany,Austria and Sweden it got to the number 1 spot. It's the 149th best selling all time single in France.

Many deep questions are asked about the meaning of the song, and in particular if it is concerned with the mening of life itselt. Unfortunately, Opus admitted they wrote it whilst on tour and it was to celebrate their love of being on stage...