BEAUTIFUL LIFE is a hit song by Swedish band Ace of Base, released in Autumn of 1995. In North America it was the first single released from the band's The Bridge; in Europe it followed Lucky Love. The song was written on January 1, 1994 by band member Jonas Berggren while he was in the Canary Islands. His earlier song The Sign had just hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list. Berggren incorporated gospel elements into the song, and the single proved quite successful worldwide, reaching #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and on the UK Singles Chart. It also hit #1 on the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. I was feeling a bit philosophical today and found myself reflecting on what really matters in life. I was thinking about my life experiences and examine the lessons I’ve gained from them and every time I hear this song, I am reminded that life is beautiful despite the bad things that happen.