“Live the Life”, a dance track Adam Lambert wrote and recorded a year before Idol with J. Scott G. is now available for download from iTunes.

I wrote about Mr. J. Scott G. more than 2 years ago. At that time, Adam was a newly minted star, thanks to his wildly popular run on American Idol Season 8.

Producer, J. Scott G.,  seemed ready to cash in on Adam’s new found fame, announcing the eminent release of “Live the Life” via twitter.  The track was never released, however. At Adam’s request, Scott G. put the track on hold indefinitely.

And now here we are, two years later–the track is finally available with an endorsement from Adam who writes on twitter, “Check out J Scott G’s “Live the Life” feat Me! We wrote and recorded this a year before Idol. #manifestation”

The beat-driven track is fun and dancey.  Maybe not new Adam, but something to hold you over until the glam one’s sophomore effort is released in the fall.

Download the “Live the Life” EP of remixes below.

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  • Fullmoon

    My favorite is the (Justin Michael & Kemal) Remix. This is the one I would shake by booty to if I was still clubbing. I let my niece listened to them since she goes clubbing and she loves it.

  • Esqt

    *whisper* I really like the album art cover! The Fonzerelli Unique Radio Edit version is my fav from the album. Just downloaded it earlier…oopsie, my bad.

  • HoppersSkippersMiners

    Have to say I’ve always liked this song. :-)

    Glad it can finally be purchased legally! (ooh – and w/ remixes!)

  • JazzRocks

    Bought it although I don’t love it, but I think the Fonzerelli version mentioned above may grow on me. At last peek it was #15 on I-Tunes Electronic chart.

  • JazzRocks

    Song dropped but Album is #10!

  • SpenserJ

    *whisper* I really like the album art cover!

    No need to whisper. I think the cover art is really nice too :).

  • HoppersSkippersMiners

    Esqt says: *whisper* I really like the album art cover!

    [laugh]

    I just actually looked at the album art! Very appropriate.

    Adam has had some red carpets in his life over the last two years, hasn’t he? Here’s hoping for more!

    BTW – I don’t think anyone is going to confuse this song with Adam #2. Yep, its dancy (I lurve this stuff), which Adam #2 may not be. But it far enough off from his official album debut that all should be ok.

  • Fullmoon

    This type of music will introduce Adam to a whole different fanbase. The ones that like to go to the clubs where House music and Electronic music is popular.

  • JazzRocks

    Listened a couple of times and it’s growing on me.

  • girlygirl

    Fullmoon

    I think the club kids already know Adam’s music. Pretty sure FYE was a big club/dance hit — I seem to remember seeing it fairly high on those BB charts

    This song is ok, not great lyrically. I can see it doing well as a club song.

  • tls62

    Album is #8 now. :)

  • HoppersSkippersMiners

    Had it on near continuous replay [ripped - don't judge me - it wasn't for sale!] about a year or so ago when I was doing a lot of all-nighters. Did a lot of bouncing to it, particularly after I was getting burnout from FYE.

    I swear a lot of songs on FYE were just a *tad* too slow. I kept wanting to up the tempo. GNT finally got “Fever” fast enough. But honestly “Live the Life” was one of the few songs where the beat was properly dancy.

  • HoppersSkippersMiners

    girlygirl says: This song is ok, not great lyrically.

    Heh heh heh. As I said on the Headlines thread, its a dance song! Who listens to the lyrics?! :-)

  • HotHotHot

    nvm

  • CindyM

    I didn’t post that here.

  • dcglam

    As I said on the Headlines thread, its a dance song!

    And a great workout song…… ;)

  • Fullmoon

    Fullmoon

    I think the club kids already know Adam’s music. Pretty sure FYE was a big club/dance hit — I seem to remember seeing it fairly high on those BB charts

    This song is ok, not great lyrically. I can see it doing well as a club song.

    Girlygirl There’s club music and there’s CLUB music. There is a segment that is underground that is not part of mainstream clubs. The music played there would not be FYE. It is a whole different world from regular clubs.

  • girlygirl

    Fullmoon

    well, that’s true

    I was never a real club kid, even when I was young enough to be one. :D

    Is this on an album, or is it just being released as a single song?

  • Fullmoon

    girlygirl says:
    07/20/2011 at 5:58 pm

    Fullmoon

    well, that’s true

    I was never a real club kid, even when I was young enough to be one. :D

    Is this on an album, or is it just being released as a single song?

    Girlygirl The link is up thread. The (Justin Michael & Kemal) Remix would be the one an underground club would play. You need to go to NYC and know what real clubbing is. Underground clubs open 4am after you partied in the regular clubs. You don’t come out until 12 noon. :)

  • Willis

    I love it! Purchased! While I like pretty much anything Adam does, his club/dance tracks are always my favorite.

  • cwm

    I like it. Always have, ever since it first appeared. I think it’s fun, upbeat, and very dancey. I do wish his vocals weren’t so buried in the production, but it’s a dance track and that’s how they are.

    I like the original best, followed by the Celldweller Remix.

    Just bought the whole album. :-)

  • tls62

    #5 now. :) This has been fun to track today. Kind of a warm up to era 2. Lol.

  • LongKissGoodnight

    *also loves cover art*
    As for the song itself, for someone who has zero appreciation for club music my opinion of it is generally positive.

  • CindyM

    The EP is up #4 on Electronic albums, the single is #15 Electronic singles.

  • Dera

    I love upbeat songs. I downloaded the EP and like almost most of the remixes. When I don’t listen to it, it is in my head and I sing it. It keeps us happy until Adam’s 2nd album is out.

  • Pippygirl

    I never was a club kid but this doesn’t sound like anything distinctive to me. I love FYE though, it’s one of my favorites on the album -just listened to it today as a matter of fact. :)

  • sr4mjc

    I swear a lot of songs on FYE were just a *tad* too slow. I kept wanting to up the tempo.

    I agree with this, especially FYE.

  • tls62

    #3 now in albums. :)

  • Q3

    girlygirl says:
    07/20/2011 at 5:22 pm

    Fullmoon

    I think the club kids already know Adam’s music. Pretty sure FYE was a big club/dance hit — I seem to remember seeing it fairly high on those BB charts

    This song is ok, not great lyrically. I can see it doing well as a club song.

    FYE single was Adam’s first #1 Billboard chart placement.

    “For Your Entertainment” – Billboard
    #1 Hot Dance/Electronic Singles Sales
    #5 Dance/Club Play Songs

    Read more: http://www.adamtopia.com/index.cgi?board=numbers&action=display&thread=14#ixzz1Sh19vkv5

    And FYE should have been a hit single. Even Billboard picked it as #4 on their list of Five Likely 2010 Radio Hits … If They’d Been Released to Radio

    5, “Dance in the Dark,” Lady Gaga
    4, “For Your Entertainment,” Adam Lambert
    3, “Men in This Town,” Shakira
    2, “You’re Not Sorry,” Taylor Swift
    1, “Kiss and Tell,” Ke$ha

    I am still a big fan of FYE and although I understand why it did not get supported by radio, it was not because of the music.

    That said, I can’t see LTL making the kind of impact in Clubs that FYE did.

  • Q3

    I swear a lot of songs on FYE were just a *tad* too slow. I kept wanting to up the tempo.

    Most dance music ranges between 110 and 140 BPM — and the two dance tracks from FYE were on the high end on that scale:

    FYE 130 BPM
    IIHY 131 BPM

    I have not measured the LTL BPM is (in all seven versions) but expect it is within that range since it was designed to be a contemporary dance track.

  • Q3

    LTL just moved up to #2 on the iTunes Electronic Chart.

  • soverymel

    A ripped version of the original track has been a guilty pleasure on my exercise playlist for a while. It’s fun and surprisingly hooky for how kinda mindless it is.

    The EP is up to #2 in the electronic genre yay!

    http://i52.tinypic.com/29nj61c.jpg

  • ituneit

    I love dance clubs. I went to school in Boston (graduated a couple of months ago). Boston has great dance clubs. I heard Adam Lambert remixes in the clubs. Not that song For Your Entertainment but the remix of it. I hear the remixes of For Your Entertainment, If I Had You and Whataya Want From Me. Some people don’t like remixes but I love remixes because I love to dance. Remixes are designed for clubs whereas the originals are designed for listening.

    This song Love The Life even the original is the kind of song I’d hear in a club. Not a song designed for the radio.

  • CindyM

    The Live The Life EP has now broken into the Itunes overall top 200 albums it’s now at #186 overall.

  • soverymel

    The Live The Life EP has now broken into the Itunes overall top 200 albums it’s now at #186 overall.

    Yay! And it’s still #2 on the electronic genre chart. LOL even though it doesn’t mean many sales in the scheme of things, I’d still love to see it hit #1.

  • iluvai

    Q3: Love your posts always! Off to download Adam’s EP. :)

  • indigoimrah

    I was aware of this song but wasn’t sure if it was legit so I never downloaded but now I see Adam tweeted about this song so Yes I am off to download this EP. I love For your entertainment song and video but this is good too. Love Adam’s voice.

  • Tess

    Sorry…I lubs me some Adam….but nope, not wasting 7bucks on this…Adam will just have to put out something good for album #2 and then he can get my donation to the cause.

  • HoppersSkippersMiners

    [grin]

    Dance tracks not yer thing, Tess?

  • purplegirl

    Didnt get it, Im not an electronic fan and the song is just not great. But I think its nice to see someone being stand up, so many try to use Adam for their gain or agenda but this guy waited a long time so Im glad he’s being rewarded for it with good sales.

  • Dakota01

    The Live the Life EP is currently at #159.

    I just bought it. It’s going to be great for working out.

  • tls62

    Didnt get it, Im not an electronic fan and the song is just not great.

    Key here is you’re not an electronic fan, so
    it makes sense you wouldn’t like it, which is fine.

    I’ve been to a few dance clubs lately and this is exactly what they’re playing. It would fit perfectly. I never was an electronic fan either, but I admit it’s fun to dance and drink to this stuff. It really grows on you. :)

  • gferna

    HoppersSkippersMiners says:
    07/20/2011 at 5:29 pm
    girlygirl says: This song is ok, not great lyrically.

    Heh heh heh. As I said on the Headlines thread, its a dance song! Who listens to the lyrics?!

    Finally, the truth has been revealed!!!

    And that was the reason I never liked the idea of the dance Aftermath version.

    Can’t buy the EP (I’m outside the US), but I hope gets Adam some exposure.

  • cwm
  • smeggingnuts

    Can’t buy the EP (I’m outside the US), but I hope gets Adam some exposure.

    Apparently you can buy it here if you don’t live in the US http://www.beatport.com/#release/live-the-life/399379

  • gferna

    smeggingnuts says:
    07/20/2011 at 11:49 pm
    Can’t buy the EP (I’m outside the US), but I hope gets Adam some exposure.

    Apparently you can buy it here if you don’t live in the US http://www.beatport.com/#release/live-the-life/399379

    Isn’t MJ’s the best blog on the web? Certainly, its better than the yellow pages…

  • Oksana2000

    It’s mind-boggling when I think of promo for this little EP.
    One Tweet from Adam.
    Internet word of mouth.
    And EP is charting on Itunes at #155 overall.
    LMFAO. :-)

  • madnessinmotion

    Live the Life has quite the hook. *earworm*

    Since I remember Adam tweeting about working with J Scott G when he first got his Twitter I always hoped the song would eventually be released for purchase. I’m glad Adam tweeted about it since J Scott G respected Adam’s wishes and waited to release it.

  • soverymel

    Since I remember Adam tweeting about working with J Scott G

    I don’t think Adam ever tweeted about J Scott G, pretty sure I would remember that. J Scott G tweeted and blogged about Adam though. That’s why there was so much contention about this release, because Adam had never said so much as a peep about whether he was okay with it or not, so people tended to paint him with the same brush as the horrible Take One people.

    I’m glad Adam said something, so it’s settled and people can feel comfortable buying it if they want.

  • cmc25

    It’s good to have this dance song from Adam while waiting for his second album.

  • lovingadam

    A tweet from J.ScottG.

    @jscottgofficial and by the way… here’s my personal message to Mr. Lambert – You’re awesome. #manifestation.

  • cwm

    The EP is at #2 on Electronic and #154 overall, and the song is at #12 on Electronic. Very cool!

    J Scott G is beside himself with excitement LOL

    jscottgofficial J. Scott G.
    #2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OOOOOOMMMMGGG!!!!

    jscottgofficial J. Scott G.
    Allright I’m going out for a celebration drink. If ANYONE see’s it hit #1 GET A SCREENSHOT!!!!

    This is sweet of him: :-)

    jscottgofficial J. Scott G.
    and by the way… here’s my personal message to Mr. Lambert – You’re awesome. #manifestation.

  • soverymel

    @jscottgofficial and by the way… here’s my personal message to Mr. Lambert – You’re awesome. #manifestation.

    Awww.

  • Dera

    Oksana2000 says:
    07/21/2011 at 12:24 am
    It’s mind-boggling when I think of promo for this little EP.
    One Tweet from Adam.
    Internet word of mouth.
    And EP is charting on Itunes at #155 overall.
    LMFAO.

    Live The Life EP is at #152 OVERALL iTunes and passed LMFAO under Electronic iTunes category sitting at No. 2

  • soverymel

    I think it’s gonna be tough to get to #1 in the electronic genre. The Owl City album currently at #1 on that chart is sitting at #88 on the overall chart. That’s a pretty big leap from #152 to #88 on the overall chart. Especially since the big spike of buying from fans is probably over.

  • Dera

    I love Live The Life (Etienna Futur Dub) remix. It has a little bit of Dubstep mixing which I love. I have Bose headphones and the sound on these remixes are incredible. If you want to listen to great sound of music invest buying Bose headphones.

  • Dera

    soverymel says:
    07/21/2011 at 3:42 am
    I think it’s gonna be tough to get to #1 in the electronic genre. The Owl City album currently at #1 on that chart is sitting at #88 on the overall chart. That’s a pretty big leap from #152 to #88 on the overall chart. Especially since the big spike of buying from fans is probably over.

    Some older fans aren’t digging this type of music and they refuse to buy it. Plus they like to have their hands on physical CD instead of downloading. Some are into conspiracy theories and being sceptical to purchase it.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    J Scott g is sweet <3 I'm sooooo buying this! Yessssssss new-ish Adam music! FLOVE it but I hope the new album is a little less dancey

  • JazzRocks

    I’m not a big fan of dancey electronic stuff except when I’m working out. This is perfect for that.

    One little tweet & look at it go. :)

  • ituneit

    Not to rain on anyones parade but getting it that high on the electronic chart isn’t that difficult. There is not much competition and it doesn’t take that many sales to drive it to top 10. Once the fan push is over it will fall. Even getting it in the top 40 in overall sales on the all genre itunes chart doesn’t equate to that many sales. This Scott guy probably sold under a thousand copies.

  • Dakota01

    Yeah, I think everyone knows it’s not that difficult to chart high on the electronic chart and it’s not likely to last. It’s just fun to watch. We haven’t had a song to track in a long time. So until Adam releases his new single, this will have to do.

  • JazzRocks

    Yeah, I think everyone knows it’s not that difficult to chart high on the electronic chart and it’s not likely to last. It’s just fun to watch. We haven’t had a song to track in a long time. So until Adam releases his new single, this will have to do.

    Exactly. It’s fun. And it is great that it charted well within the top 200 (forget the highest number) on overall albums even though that doesn’t represent many sales.

  • tls62

    I highly doubt anyone’s parade has been rained on. It’s all sunshine. :)

  • Oksana2000

    Even getting it in the top 40 in overall sales on the all genre itunes chart doesn’t equate to that many sales. This Scott guy probably sold under a thousand copies.

    I have no idea how many albums one has to sale to chart within the top 200, but it seems a big deal to Scott. If he is happy, then I’m happy.
    It’s all fun. :-)

  • number8gurl

    I bought both ‘Live the Life’ the regular single and the whole EP. I mean good grief it’s like 8 bucks. I always loved the YT rip we had of the song and I’m thrilled to have a quality version to listen to. It’s nice to have new (old) Adam music to listen to.

    I’m not even going to get into ‘critiquing’ the song. It’s a great song, catchy lyrics akin to Pop Goes the Camera (equally prophetic as well since Adam wrote these songs before he became famous and surprisingly many of the things mentioned have actually come true for him). I love the dance beat, Adam’s vocals are sick and I love the different versions of the song to listen to.

    I’m laughing at all the people who are sticking their nose up in the air saying they won’t buy it because they don’t like electronic music. Really? And you bought FYE? Hmmm…well hope you don’t drown when it rains *rolls eyes*.

    It’s fun to have a song of Adam’s to track on the charts. Who cares if it actually translates into big $$ sales? Adam doesn’t need the money….it’s not even about that IMO it’s about Glamberts being unified and making something happen and also it made that J Scott guy REALLY happy. Too bad for those who chose not to participate because of some music snobbery principle. Whether you like it or not Adam’s voice is perfect for dance tunes as well as rock tunes and ballads. His voice is very versatile so shouldn’t his music be also? I’m 47 years old and I don’t go to clubs much anymore but I still love to hear Adam singing a dance tune and wiggle my stuff in my kitchen :)

    One little tweet & look at it go :)

    IKR????? The power of Adam :)

  • number8gurl

    Underground clubs open 4am after you partied in the regular clubs. You don’t come out until 12 noon.

    SOUNDS LIKE FUN! Oh to be young again *sigh*

  • LongKissGoodnight

    number8gurl

    I’m laughing at all the people who are sticking their nose up in the air saying they won’t buy it because they don’t like electronic music. Really? And you bought FYE? Hmmm…well hope you don’t drown when it rains *rolls eyes*.

    Well that is bizarre…
    Why would you equate difference of tastes with some kind of snobbery?

    I am in my mid 20th and spend significant chank of my time dancing – hours upon hours 4-6 days a week. I need sleep, eat and dance in order to function. And yes I HATE so called “dance” music. One of the very rear musical directions that my body can not process into movement. The beet makes my head in, and all I can do to it, is pretty much have a nice rhythmic seizure.

    And also “yes”, I love Adam’s album, especially Glam Nation CD, with live instruments. It is full of great tracks to dance to. But if it all consisted of FYE-like songs I would not be interested. As a matter of fact I passed on the album the first time around because of the debut single (naturally assuming that it is a representation of the album).

    I think it is awesome that people who enjoy that type of music embracing the song, (it is a cute thing, albeit not MY thing) but it would also be nice not to get accused of snobbery for having different preferences.

  • number8gurl

    but it would also be nice not to get accused of snobbery for having different preferences.

    Point well taken. I guess my point is I would buy whatever Adam put out to support him and I would probably learn to love it (it’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks). I’ve learned SO MUCH about music since I became a fan of Adam. But I am a fan of electronic music. In my 20s I was in the clubs A LOT and loved dancing to it. I like the beats, I like the catchy, ‘not too heavy’ lyrics, I love the endorphins from dancing to it :)

    with live instruments

    However I do consider THIS kind of in the realm of snobbery because to me you are insinuating that in order for music to be deemed ‘worthy’ it cannot contain any electronic sounds. That is not to say that I don’t think Adam with live instruments was spectacular because it was! I saw them 4 times and they blew me away. I loved how Monte & company were able to interpret the electronic songs with live instruments. They did a fabulous job :) But I equally appreciate the tracks as they were originally produced, in fact there are a couple of songs that I actually prefer the studio track to the live version (FYE & Strut).

    And…

    But if it all consisted of FYE-like songs I would not be interested. As a matter of fact I passed on the album the first time around because of the debut single (naturally assuming that it is a representation of the album).

    You kind of proved my point :)

    To each his/her own but I recall Adam saying that he would not only give us what we think we want but also maybe something we didn’t know we needed :)

    ‘Live the Life’ was a nice little treat. If some people don’t get it, it’s no big deal. Can’t wait for album#2 :)

  • tls62

    but I recall Adam saying that he would not only give us what we think we want but also maybe something we didn’t know we needed.

    One of my favorite parts of Adam. So many fans, including myself, have stepped out of their box due to his gentle persuasion. Seems silly that a person you don’t even know personally is able to do that to you, but there it is. What a fun journey this has been. :)

  • HermeticallySealed

    Liking “live instrumentation” isn’t snobbery, nor even hinting at it to me. It’s a preference. Some people just don’t like electronica, some do. Now saying if it isn’t live instruments, it’s not real music, that would definitely be hinting, but just stating a preference doesn’t indicate that to me.