Everything's Alright (Jesus Christ Superstar song)

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Yvonne Elliman and Ted Neeley sing "Everything's Alright" in the 1973 film Jesus Christ Superstar
"Everything's Alright"
Single by Yvonne Elliman, Ian Gillan, Murray Head and Ensemble
from the album Jesus Christ Superstar
Released September 1970
Recorded 1970 in Olympic Studios, London
Genre Folk rock, art rock
Length 5:14
Label Decca Records/MCA Records
Writer(s) Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber
Producer(s) Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice
Yvonne Elliman, Ian Gillan, Murray Head and Ensemble singles chronology
"I Don't Know How to Love Him"
(1971)
"Everything's Alright"
(1971)
Jesus Christ Superstar track listing
"What's the Buzz"/"Strange Thing Mystifying"
(3)
"Everything's Alright"
(4)
"This Jesus Must Die"
(5)
"Everything's Alright (reprise)"
Song by Yvonne Elliman and Ian Gillan from the album Jesus Christ Superstar
Released September 1970
Recorded 1970 in Olympic Studios, London
Genre Folk
Length 0:29
Label Decca Records/MCA Records
Writer Tim Rice
Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
Producer Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice
Jesus Christ Superstar track listing
"The Temple"
(9)
"Everything's Alright (reprise)"
(10)
"I Don't Know How to Love Him"
(11)

"Everything's Alright" is a song from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar by 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[2] and also in the 1971 Broadway original cast[3] and 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.[1] The short, 29 second reprise leads into the hit single, "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.[5] 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]

"Everything's Alright"
Single by John Farnham, Kate Ceberano & Jon Stevens
from the album Jesus Christ Superstar
A-side Everything's Alright
B-side Overture
Released 18 July 1992
Format Cassingle, 7" Single
Recorded Rak Studios, London
Genre Pop
Writer(s) Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice
John Farnham chronology
"You're the Voice (live) "
(1992)
"Everything's Alright"
(1992)
"Seemed Like a Good Idea (At the Time)"
(1993)
Kate Ceberano chronology
"Calling You"
(1992)
Everything's Alright
(1992)
"I Don't Know How to Love Him"
(1992)

Tracklisting[edit]

  1. Everything's Alright (4.55)
  2. Overture (3.51) (by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice)

Charts[edit]

Weekly Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
ARIA Singles Chart 6[6]

End of year Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
ARIA Singles Chart[7] 40

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Really Useful Group. "Jesus Christ Superstar Synopsis". The Official Jesus Christ Superstar Website. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  2. ^ The Really Useful Group. "Jesus Christ Superstar History". The Official Jesus Christ Superstar Website. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  3. ^ The Really Useful Group. "Jesus Christ Superstar: New York 1971". The Official Jesus Christ Superstar Website. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Billboard. "Everything's Alright - Yvonne Elliman". Billboard Hot 100. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Hung Medien. "Australian Charts: Everything's Alright". Australian Charts. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  6. ^ http://australian-charts.com/showitem.aspinterpret=John+Farnham%2C+Kate+Ceberano+%26+Jon+Stevens&titel=Everything%27s+Alright&cat=s
  7. ^ hhttp://www.aria.com.au/pages/aria-charts-end-of-year-charts-top-50-singles-1992.htm