My Life

Songfacts®:

  • The title track of Mary J Blige's second album, this samples heavily from Roy Ayers' 1976 signature track "Everybody Loves the Sunshine." Blige has been a fan of the Roy Ayers song since a very young age. She recalled to NME:

    "I was four years old and living in Hastings, New York. I'd never felt anything like it. It made me feel so many emotions for a little kid. I saw so many colours. Years later I sampled it on one of my songs, 'My Life,' because the song was so important to me. It makes me feel good and bad all at the same time."
  • Blige's older sister, LaTonya Blige-DaCosta, provided additional backing vocals on the song.

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