|"It's the Hard Knock Life"|
|Song by Annie and Orphans|
In the 2014 film adaptation, the lyrics in the line "No one cares for you a smidge, when you're in an orphanage", have been changed to "no one cares for you a bit, when you're a foster kid".
- The song is sampled in the Jay-Z song "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)." The Jay-Z version is parodied in the film Austin Powers in Goldmember.
- Play covered the song in 2004 for their third studio album Don't Stop the Music which was later featured 20th Anniversary DVD release of Annie. The cover was panned by critics.
- The song is sampled in Lukas Graham's 2014 single "Mama Said".
- Cher Lloyd performed a cover of both the original version and Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) during the second live shows week of the seventh series of the British X Factor in 2010. The song was also performed the same year by Cher at a funeral in Chicago.
- Katy Perry used this song as an introduction for her song Roar, on her Witness: The Tour and in other prestation in 2017 and both 2018
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- "It's the Hard Knock Life – ANNIE to Close on Broadway January 5, 2014". Broadway World. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
- "Annie Fun Facts". Pittsburgh CLO. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
- "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) by Jay-Z Songfacts".
- "Lukas Graham's Mama Said". WhoSampled. Retrieved February 25, 2016.