Everything's Alright" is a song from the musical by Jesus Christ Superstar Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. According to the official Jesus Christ Superstar website, in the song, Mary Magdalene tries to calm Jesus with an expensive ointment and tells him not to get worried. Judas snatches the ointment from her and accuses her of wasting resources which would be better served helping the poor. Jesus retorts by saying that there will always be poverty in the world and that they will never be able to help everyone. [1 ]
The song is musically notable for its
5/4 time signature.
Yvonne Elliman, who sang the part of Mary Magdalene on the original rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar and also in the 1971 Broadway original cast [2 ] and [3 ] 1973 film, released a single of "Everything's Alright" in 1971, which reached #92 on the Billboard Hot 100. [4 ]
Everything's Alright (Reprise) [ edit ]
The reprise of "Everything's Alright" is sung by Mary Magdalene to calm Jesus after he awakes with a start.
The short, 29 second reprise leads into the hit single, " [1 ] I Don't Know How to Love Him," which is also sung by Mary Magdalene.
John Farnham, Kate Ceberano & Jon Stevens version [ edit ]
John Farnham, Kate Ceberano, and Jon Stevens released a version of "Everything's Alright" in 1992. The song peaked at number 6 for one week in the Australian Recording Industry Association's ARIA Charts. The song stayed in the ARIA Charts top 10 for five weeks. It spent an overall total of 14 weeks in Australia's ARIA Charts: entry date: 26 July 1992 at number 46, exit date: 25 October 1992 at number 44. [5 ] [5 ]
Tracklisting [ edit ]
Everything's Alright (4.55)
Overture (3.51) (by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice)
Weekly Charts [ edit ]
End of year Charts [ edit ]
^ a b The Really Useful Group. "Jesus Christ Superstar Synopsis". The Official Jesus Christ Superstar Website . Retrieved 23 October 2012.
^ The Really Useful Group. "Jesus Christ Superstar History". The Official Jesus Christ Superstar Website . Retrieved 23 October 2012.
^ The Really Useful Group. "Jesus Christ Superstar: New York 1971". The Official Jesus Christ Superstar Website . Retrieved 23 October 2012.
^ Billboard. "Everything's Alright - Yvonne Elliman". Billboard Hot 100 . Retrieved 23 October 2012.
^ a b Hung Medien. "Australian Charts: Everything's Alright". Australian Charts . Retrieved 23 October 2012.