Everyday (Dave Matthews Band song)

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"Everyday"
Single by Dave Matthews Band
from the album Everyday
Released November 15, 2001
Format CD single
Genre Rock
Length 4:44 (Album version)
4:10 (Radio edit)
Label RCA
Producer(s) Glen Ballard
Dave Matthews Band singles chronology
"The Space Between"
(2001)
"Everyday"
(2001)
"Where Are You Going"
(2002)
Everyday track listing
"Mother Father"
(11)
"Everyday"
(12)
End of album
The Best of What's Around Vol. 1 track listing
"Stay (Wasting Time)" (live)
(4)
"Everyday" (live)
(5)
"Louisiana Bayou" (live)
(6)

"Everyday" is the closing track and third radio single from Dave Matthews Band's album Everyday. It reached #36 on the Top 40 Mainstream, #38 on Modern Rock Tracks, and #8 on Adult Top 40. A live version of "Everyday" is featured on the Dave Matthews Band compilation album The Best of What's Around Vol. 1. The song evolved from an earlier DMB song entitled "#36" and references The Beatles' song All You Need Is Love.

When the song is played live, the song "#36" is mixed in with the song "Everyday." It is also a tradition for the crowd to sing, "Hani, Hani, come and dance with me" during the parts of the song that #36 mixes in with. This can be heard on such CDs as The Best of What's Around Vol. 1, Live Trax Vol. 6, The Gorge, Live at Folsom Field, Boulder, Colorado, and on Weekend on the Rocks.

An acoustic version of the song was played live on February 28, 2001 by Dave Matthews and Trey Anastasio during the latter's solo performance at the Landmark Theatre in Richmond, Virginia.

On September 21, 2001, Dave Matthews played an acoustic version of the song as part of the America: A Tribute to Heroes concert, performed in remembrance of the victims of the September 11 attacks.

The song was not originally supposed to be the third single from the album. "When the World Ends" was originally supposed to be the single, but after 9/11 it was thought that the dark title would not be appropriate.

Music video[edit]

A music video for the song was concepted and directed by then TBWA\Chiat\Day North America creative director Chuck McBride, cinematographed by Lance Acord and produced by Tim Harman through New York production company cYclops. It features actor Judah Friedlander walking around hugging people (mostly in the band's hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia and Greenwich Village), including Conan O'Brien, Vincent Pastore, Sheryl Crow, Blue Man Group, Tiki Barber and Hallie Kate Eisenberg, as well as the band themselves.[1][2]

Cultural references and parodies[edit]

The song was parodied by Jimmy Fallon in his opening act for the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards.

The song was featured in the third episode of The Paper, after Alex and his new girlfriend kiss for the first time at a Dave Matthews Band concert.

In its original form as "#36" the song was written in response to the assassination of Chris Hani, who worked to end South African apartheid.[3]

The 2006 "Free Hugs Campaign" video, which spawned the eponymous social movement,[4] features an Australian man using the pseudonym Juan Mann offering unconditional hugs to strangers.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Everyday" (radio edit) - 4:10
  2. "Everyday" (album version) - 4:44
  3. "Everyday" (live version) - 9:31

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 1
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 38
US Billboard Adult Top 40 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1450996/20011116/dave_matthews_band.jhtml
  2. ^ http://www.judahfriedlander.com/photosDMB.htm
  3. ^ Martell, Nevin. "Dave Matthews Band: Music for the People," page 57. Simon and Schuster, 2004.
  4. ^ http://freehugscampaign.org/