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"Gracias a la vida" (English: Thanks to life) is a song composed and first performed by Chilean musician Violeta Parra, one of the artists who set the basis for the movement known as Nueva Canción. It was released in Las Últimas Composiciones (1966), the last album Parra published before committing suicide in 1967.

The song is one of Parra's most renowned and is performed through the world, and remains as one of the most covered Latin American songs in history.

Legendary folk singer Joan Baez brought the song to the American audiences in 1974 when she included a cover of the song on her Spanish language album of the same name. It remains a concert staple of Baez' to this day.

Finnish singer Arja Saijonmaa recorded this song in both Finnish (Miten voin kyllin kiittää) and Swedish (Jag vill tacka livet). Her Swedish interpretation is one of the most well-known of her Swedish-language oeuvres.

Canadian singer/songwriter Nancy White recorded her English translation (with permission of Warner Chappell Music Argentina (SADAIC))on her 1998 Borealis cd "Gaelic Envy".

One of the artists most associated with "Gracias a la vida" is the Argentine singer Mercedes Sosa. "Gracias a la vida" became something of a personal anthem for Sosa and was a constant in all of her performances up until her death.

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composer: Violeta Parra
lyricist: Violeta Parra
cover recordings: Gracias A La Vida by Omara Portuondo
Gracias a La Vida by Joan Baez
Gracias a La Vida by Alberto Cortez
Gracias a la Vida by Danilo Pérez
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Gracias a la Vida by Mercedes Sosa
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Gracias a la vida by Tania Libertad
Gracias a la vida by Tania Libertad
Gracias a la vida by Mia Doi Todd
Gracias a la vida by Humberto Vargas
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Gracias a la vida by Elis Regina
Gracias a la vida by Mercedes Sosa
Gracias a la vida by Mercedes Sosa
Gracias a la vida by Mercedes Sosa
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Gracias a la vida by Banda Bassotti
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Gracias a la vida by Carlos do Carmo & Bernardo Sassetti
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Gracias a la vida by Anders Jormin
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Gracias a la vida by Omara Portuondo
Gracias a la vida by Los Calchakis
Gracias a la vida by Mercedes Sosa
Gracias a la vida by Elis Regina
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Gracias a la vida by Los Machucambos
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Gracias a la vida by Romano Zanotti
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Gracias a la vida (Here's to Life) by Roberto Perera
Gracias a la vida (Violeta Parra) by Tania Libertad
Gracias a la vida (feat. Mille) by Maurane
Gracias a la vida (feat. Orianne) by Stereodrome
Gracias a la vida merci l'existence by Herbert Pagani
Gracias a la vida by Mercedes Sosa (1971)
instrumental cover recordings: Gracias a la Vida by Nancy White
Gracias a la Vida by Richard Clayderman
Gracias a la vida by Richard Clayderman
live cover recordings: Gracias A La Vida by Joan Baez
Gracias a la vida (live) by Mercedes Sosa
Gracias a la vida (live) by Mercedes Sosa
Gracias a la vida by Joan Baez
Gracias a la vida (Here's to Life) by Joan Baez
Gracias a la vida (ao vivo) by Mercedes Sosa
Gracias a la vida (live) by Mercedes Sosa (1982)
recordings: Gracias a La Vida by Violeta Parra
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Gracias a la vida by Violeta Parra
Gracias a la vida by Violeta Parra
Wikidata: Q2737250 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Gracias a la Vida [info]
es: Gracias a la vida (canción) [info]