Today we are diving into one of Five for Fighting’s songs – 100 Years, released in November 2003.
Five for Fighting by the stage name is, in fact, an American pianist, singer, producer and philanthropist named Vladimir John Ondrasik III, singing and composing songs belonging to genres such as pop rock and alternative rock.
Being born in a family of musicians, he started playing the piano as a child and as a teenager even took on the guitar and started writing music by himself.
Having a short opera inclination as well, he decided that his talent is better to put to use in songwriting and he followed his dream.
We are now happy to have piano sheets from such a talented piano player, that puts his piano skills to use in the rock genre.
The free 100 Years piano sheets was released in November 2003, as part of the artist’s third studio album named The Battle for Everything.
The song has a length of 4:05 minutes and it was written by John Ondrasik and produced by Gregg Wattenberg.
Once released, 100 Years reached the top of the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks, and it was certified Platinum in 2009, having been previously certified Gold in 2004.
Having worked on the album with producer Bill Bottrell, who is known for working with Sheryl Crow, the album was fully released on the third of February.
The music video made for the free 100 Years piano sheet music was directed by Trey Fanjoy and got pretty successful at the time, seeing the screens for the first time on January 10, 2004.
Ranking at number 30 on VH1’s Top 40 Music Video Countdown of 2004, it lasted for 18 weeks on VH1’s Top 20.
The video features images of John playing the piano and singing, combined with fantasy versions of himself at the age of 15 or as an old man, rediscovering himself at a late age.
The video aims to express as vividly as possible the lyrics of the song, which tell a little about the singer’s life, who started at the age of 15.