Everybody Everybody (song)

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"Everybody Everybody"
Single by Black Box
from the album Dreamland
Released March 15, 1990
Format CD maxi, 7" single, 12" maxi
Recorded Madison Recording Studios, September 1989
Genre Italo house[1]
Length 5:23 (album version)
Label RCA
Writer(s) Mirko Limoni, Daniele Davoli,
Valerio Semplici
Producer(s) Groove Groove Melody
Black Box singles chronology
"I Don't Know Anybody Else"
(1990)
"Everybody Everybody"
(1990)
"Fantasy"
(1990)
Alternative cover
CD-Maxi

"Everybody Everybody" is a song recorded in 1989 by the Italo-house music band Black Box. It was the third single from their debut album Dreamland and was released in 1990 in most countries worldwide.

Chart performances[edit]

The song was a hit on several charts, particularly on the Hot Dance Club Play in the United States, where it reached #1 for three consecutive weeks from July 21 to August 4, 1990. The song also peaked at #2 on the U.S. R&B Chart, #8 on Billboard Hot 100, #16 on the UK Singles Chart,[2] and achieved a great success in Ireland (#6).

The song features an uncredited Martha Wash on lead vocals. Wash later sued the record label for royalties and directly contributed to legislation ensuring proper credit for vocalists on both songs and music videos. As was customary in their music videos, live performances and album cover art, Katrin Quinol, a French model, was featured lip-synching the lyrics sung by Wash.

Uses in the media and remixes[edit]

Industrial rock band Braindead Soundmachine included two versions the song of the same single on which they covered the Patsy Cline song "Walkin' After Midnight".

Eurodance and electronic music DJ and producer Benny Benassi remixed "Everybody Everybody" in 2007.

In 2014, New York-based duo ASTR used a sample of "Everybody Everybody" in their song, "Blue Hawaii."

The song was featured on "Play It Again, Brian," the tenth episode of the sixth season of Family Guy. The episode was originally broadcast on March 2, 2008. In the episode, Peter Griffin laments that his friend Cleveland Brown is unavailable for babysitting services because he is touring with Black Box. A clip is then shown of a rather portly, singlet-clad Brown performing "Everybody Everybody."

The song was featured in the 1991 film Cool As Ice.

Track listings[edit]

UK 7" single
  1. "Everybody Everybody" (love unlimited edit) — 3:58
  2. "Everybody Everybody" (le freak instrumental) — 4:32
German 7" single
  1. "Everybody Everybody" — 3:10
  2. "Everybody Everybody" (instrumental) — 3:40
US & Canadian 12" maxi
  1. "Everybody Everybody" (le freak mix) — 5:20
  2. "Everybody Everybody" (le freak mix 7" edit) — 4:07
  3. "Everybody Everybody" (love unlimited edit) — 3:58
  4. "Everybody Everybody" (rockapella) — 4:37
  5. "Everybody Everybody" (le freak instrumental) — 4:32
UK 12" maxi
  1. "Everybody Everybody" (le freak mix) — 5:20
  2. "Everybody Everybody" (love unlimited edit) — 3:58
  3. "Everybody Everybody" (rockapella) — 4:38
German 12" maxi
  1. "Everybody Everybody" (club mix) — 5:30
  2. "Everybody Everybody" (rockapella) — 4:36
  3. "Everybody Everybody" (instrumental) — 4:48
Alternative German 12" maxi
  1. "Everybody Everybody" (house special) — 5:02
  2. "Dreamland" — 1:58
  3. "Everybody Everybody" — 5:18
UK CD maxi
  1. "Everybody Everybody" (love unlimited edit) — 3:58
  2. "Everybody Everybody" (le freak mix) — 5:20
  3. "Everybody Everybody" (rockapella) — 4:38
  4. "Everybody Everybody" (house mix) — 5:02
German CD maxi
  1. "Everybody Everybody" (le freak mix) — 5:20
  2. "Everybody Everybody" (rockapella) — 4:36
  3. "Everybody Everybody" (instrumental) — 4:48

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[3] 35
Belgium (VRT Top 30 Flanders)[4] 26
French SNEP Singles Chart[3] 11
German Singles Chart[3] 41
Irish Singles Chart[5] 6
Swiss Singles Chart[3] 21
UK Singles Chart[6] 16
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 8
U.S. Billboard R&B Singles Chart[7] 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[7] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[8] 81
Preceded by
"Don't You Love Me" by 49ers
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
July 21, 1990 - August 4, 1990 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Dirty Cash (Money Talks)" by The Adventures of Stevie V

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Black Box - Everybody Everybody at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 59. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Everybody Everybody", various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved February 13, 2008)
  4. ^ Belgian peak
  5. ^ Irish Singles Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved February 14, 2008)
  6. ^ "Everybody Everybody", UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved August 2, 2008)
  7. ^ a b c Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved August 2, 2008)
  8. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1990". Retrieved 2009-09-15. 

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