Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?

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Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
Studio album by The Cranberries
Released 1 March 1993
Recorded 1992-1993
Genre Alternative rock
Length 40:54
Label Island
Producer Stephen Street
The Cranberries albums chronology
Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
(1993)
No Need to Argue
(1994)
Singles from Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
  1. "Dreams"
    Released: 29 September 1992,
    April 1994 (re-release)
  2. "Linger"
    Released: 23 February 1993,
    January 1994 (re-release)
  3. "Sunday"
    Released: 1993 (promo only)
  4. "Still Can't..."
    Released: 1993 (promo only)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B[2]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[3]
PopMatters (favorable)[4]
Q 4/5 stars[5]
Robert Christgau A-[6]
Rolling Stone (favorable)[7]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[8]

Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? is the debut album by Irish rock band The Cranberries. Released in 1993, it was their first full-length album after having released four EPs, and is also their first major label release. The album was written entirely by the band's lead singer Dolores O'Riordan and guitarist Noel Hogan. It reached #9 in the Irish charts and #1 in the UK. At the end of 1995, it ranked as the 50th best selling album in Australia.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Dolores O'Riordan, all music composed by Dolores O'Riordan and Noel Hogan except tracks 5, 10, 11 which are by Dolores O'Riordan.

No. Title Length
1. "I Still Do"   3:16
2. "Dreams"   4:32
3. "Sunday"   3:30
4. "Pretty"   2:16
5. "Waltzing Back"   3:38
6. "Not Sorry"   4:20
7. "Linger"   4:34
8. "Wanted"   2:07
9. "Still Can't..."   3:38
10. "I Will Always"   2:42
11. "How"   2:51
12. "Put Me Down"   3:33
Total length:
40:54
  • All songs published by Island Music Ltd.

Re-release[edit]

The album was re-released in 2002, under the title Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (The Complete Sessions 1991-1993). This version of the album featured bonus tracks as well as B-sides from the singles lifted off the album.

Personnel[edit]

All personnel credits adapted from Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? '​s liner notes.[9]

The Cranberries
  • Dolores O'Riordan – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Noel Hogan – guitars, backing vocals
  • Mike Hogan – bass
  • Fergal Lawler – drums, percussion
Additional musicians
  • Mike Mahoney – additional vocals (2)
Technical personnel

Chart positions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned (1993-04-20). "Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? - The Cranberries". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  2. ^ Sinclair, Tom (1993-06-04). "Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  3. ^ Munoz, Mario (1993-08-22). "In Brief (The Cranberries, "Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We?" Island)". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  4. ^ Begrand, Adrien (2002-07-25). "The Cranberries: Treasure Box - The Complete Sessions 1991-1999". PopMatters. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  5. ^ "Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  6. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  7. ^ Evans, Paul (1993-12-23). "The Cranberries: Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone: 146. Archived from the original on 2009-05-26. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  8. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (2003-10-12). "The Cranberries: Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? | Music Review". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  9. ^ Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (CD). The Cranberries. Island Records. 1993. 514 156-2. 
  10. ^ a b "Discography The Cranberries". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Album – The Cranberries, Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We?". Media Control Charts (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Cranberries | Artist". Official Charts Company. British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f "Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We? – The Cranberries: Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  14. ^ a b "Discography The Cranberries". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "The Cranberries – Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We?". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "The Cranberries – Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We?". lescharts.com (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  17. ^ "Search the charts". irishcharts.ie. Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 1 January 2013.  N.B. User must enter either "The Cranberries" into Search by Artist and click Go or enter the single title into Searchy by Song Title and click Go.
  18. ^ "Gold and Platinum Search". Music Canada. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  19. ^ "Certifications Albums Or – Année 1996" [Gold Album Certifications – Year 1996] (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  20. ^ "Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 1 January 2013.  N.B. User must either enter "Cranberries" into Search, select "Artist" from Search by and click Go or "Everybody Else is Doing It So Why Can't We?" into Search, select "Title" from Search by and click Go.
  21. ^ "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 1 January 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, select Album and click SEARCH.
Preceded by
Real Things by 2 Unlimited
UK number one album
25 June 1994 – 1 July 1994
Succeeded by
Happy Nation by Ace of Base