Every Second Counts (album)

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Every Second Counts
Studio album by Plain White T's
Released September 12, 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop punk, pop rock, indie rock
Length 44:09
Plain White T's chronology
All That We Needed
Every Second Counts
Big Bad World
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Rocklouder 3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment.ie 1/5 stars [3]

Every Second Counts is the fourth studio album released by the Plain White T's. It is the first Plain White T's album to be released on Hollywood Records along with Fearless Records. The album peaked at #10 on Billboard 200 on July 29, 2007, and was certified Gold by the RIAA in October 2007.[4] Every Second Counts peaked at #3 in the UK album charts.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Tom Higgenson, except where noted.

Standard edition[edit]

  1. "Our Time Now" (Mia Koo, Mike Daly, Higgenson) - 2:50
  2. "Come Back to Me" (Bret Mazur, Kraig Tyler, Higgenson) - 3:23
  3. "Hate (I Really Don't Like You)" - 3:47
  4. "You and Me" - 2:18
  5. "Friends Don't Let Friends Dial Drunk" (Mazur, Tyler, Higgenson) - 3:22
  6. "Making a Memory" (Higgenson, Daly) - 2:49
  7. "So Damn Clever" (Matthew Gerrard, Higgenson) - 3:03
  8. "Tearin' Us Apart" - 2:36
  9. "Write You a Song" - 4:01
  10. "Gimme a Chance" (Higgenson, Mia Koo) - 2:57
  11. "Figure It Out" (Higgenson, Daly) - 2:45
  12. "Let Me Take You There" - 3:46
  13. "Hey There Delilah" (Bonus Track) - 3:52
  14. "Hold On" (iTunes bonus) - 2:40
  • The Best Buy version of the album contains two bonus tracks: "Hold On" and an acoustic demo of "Hate (I Really Don't Like You)".

Deluxe edition[edit]

A deluxe edition of Every Second Counts was released. It has a different cover, with a white background instead of brown and includes a slipcase.[5] It contains:


  • Tracks 1-12 as above
  1. "Hey There Delilah" - 3:53
  2. "We Can Work It Out"
  3. "Hold On" - 2:40


The DVD includes a live concert in the band's hometown, Chicago. The set list was:

  1. "Our Time Now"
  2. "Revenge"
  3. "All That We Needed"
  4. "Stop"
  5. "Friends Don't Let Friends Dial Drunk"
  6. "You And Me"
  7. "Come Back To Me"
  8. "Write You A Song"
  9. "Tearin' Us Apart"
  10. "So Damn Clever"
  11. "Let Me Take You There"
  12. "Hate (I Really Don't Like You)"
  13. "Hey There Delilah"
  14. "Take Me Away"


Featured songs[edit]

The song "Our Time Now" is used in most commercials/trailers for the ABC Family show Greek, and is performed by the band (along with "Hey There Delilah") in the episode "The Rusty Nail". "Our Time Now" and "You and Me" were used in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board. The Plain White T's also performed "Our Time Now" on an episode of the Nickelodeon show iCarly. "Making A Memory" was played during Katy Fox's final episode in Hollyoaks. The same song was put after the US version of The Voice's blind auditions, after Christina Aguilera made her choice. The song "Let Me Take You There" was used as the main song for the BBC's Live Masters Golf coverage.


  1. ^ Apar, Corey (2006-09-12). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved May 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rocklouder review". Rocklouder.co.uk. Retrieved May 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Plain White T's - Every Second Counts. Review by Lauren Murphy | Entertainment.ie - Ireland | Music, CD Reviews". Entertainment.ie. Retrieved May 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ RIAA (October 19, 2007). "The Teens Take the Show". News Room. RIAA. Retrieved November 5, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Deluxe edition". Amazon.com. Retrieved May 14, 2012.