Still Alive

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Still Alive
ReleaseArtificial Heart
Release dateOct. 9, 2007 (Xbox 360, PC); Dec. 11, 2007 (PlayStation 3); Unknown
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"Still Alive" is a song Jonathan Coulton wrote for the Valve game Portal. The song is currently being rerecorded for release on Coulton's new album.


Coulton wrote and performed a song titled "Still Alive" for the ending credits of Valve's 2007 video game Portal, with vocals by Ellen McLain.


A version with Coulton's vocals was included on The Orange Box Original Soundtrack, in addition to the one heard at the end of the game. The song was made available on April 1, 2008 for the game Rock Band as downloadable content. It is one of the few tracks available for free download in the Rock Band Store.

The song makes a return in a later Valve game, Left 4 Dead 2. A jukebox in "The Parish" campaign can be operated, playing a randomly selected song. Still Alive is one of the songs, although it is very rare. One of the other songs is Re: Your Brains.

A live version is one of the tracks on Jonathan's 2009 live album, Best. Concert. Ever.


  • This song was performed at MIT as a demonstration of a Rubens Tube, which visualizes the musical tones using flaming gas jets.
  • The song's second line ("I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS") has become a minor Internet meme (e.g. as referenced in the Rifftrax commentary for the film "Saw").


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Unlike JoCo's other songs, Still Alive is owned by Valve, and is not subject to Creative Commons.

Best. Concert. Ever.
1. The Future Soon · 2. Ikea · 3. Shop Vac · 4. I'm Your Moon · 5. Baby Got Back · 6. Kenesaw Mountain Landis · 7. Chiron Beta Prime · 8. Tom Cruise Crazy · 9. Code Monkey · 10. Creepy Doll · 11. Still Alive · 12. Mr. Fancy Pants · 13. I Crush Everything · 14. Skullcrusher Mountain · 15. Mandelbrot Set · 16. You Ruined Everything · 17. Re: Your Brains · 18. A Talk with George · 19. I Feel Fantastic · 20. First of May