All or Nothing (Theory of a Deadman song)

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"All or Nothing"
Single by Theory of a Deadman
from the album Scars & Souvenirs
Released June 2, 2008 (CAN)
January 26, 2010 (U.S. adult radio)
March 9, 2010 (U.S. pop radio)
Format CD
Radio single
Digital download
Recorded September 2007-January 2008
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:30 (Album Version)
3:23 (Acoustic Intro Edit)
Label Roadrunner/604 Records
Writer(s) Tyler Connolly (lyrics)
Theory of a Deadman (music)
Theory of a Deadman singles chronology
"Bad Girlfriend"
"All or Nothing"
"Hate My Life"

"All or Nothing" is the third overall single (first mainstream single in Canada and fourth mainstream single in the United States) by Theory of a Deadman from the album Scars & Souvenirs. It has experienced great success in Canada. It's only been released as a mainstream single for top 40 and hot AC radio stations across Canada and U.S., and has not been released in rock format. In February 2010, the song debuted on the U.S. Adult Pop chart at #35.[1] This song was sung by Theory of a Deadman during the concert series of the 2010 Winter Olympics on February 14, 2010.

Song meaning[edit]

This song was written by Tyler Connolly about his wife, the actress Christine Danielle.[2] Tyler is reminiscing about different times in their relationship, whilst also proclaiming his love for her.

Music video[edit]

A music video for this song was not made until mid-October, when it had already lost some popularity at the time. It features Tyler Connolly singing and playing guitar through a crowd of passing people, along with the band. A man leaves his house and goes to a street race against another clan of people. The setting of the video looks like it's from the 60's. It closely resembles The Outsiders novel/film, because the man was like a Greaser, while the other clan were like the Socs (during the racing scene near the end of the video).

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
Canadian Hot 100 22
Chart (2010) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 99
U.S. Billboard Adult Pop Songs 17
U.S. Billboard Pop Songs 40


  1. ^ "All or Nothing". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  2. ^ "All or Nothing Songfacts". Retrieved 2012-01-15.