Everything (Michael Bublé song)

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"Everything"
Single by Michael Bublé
from the album Call Me Irresponsible
B-side "These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)"
Released April 23, 2007
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop, jazz
Length 3:33
Label 143 Records, Reprise
Writer(s) Michael Bublé, Alan Chang, Amy Foster-Gilles
Producer(s) Bob Rock
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Michael Bublé singles chronology
"Save the Last Dance for Me"
(2006)
"Everything"
(2007)
"Me and Mrs. Jones"
(2007)
Music video
"Everything" on YouTube

"Everything" is a Grammy Award-nominated single, recorded by Canadian singer Michael Bublé, and released as the lead single from his third major-label studio album, Call Me Irresponsible. Unlike most of Bublé's previous material, the song carries an adult contemporary sound.

Background[edit]

Bublé wrote the lyrics of "Everything" for his then girlfriend Emily Blunt.[1][2] He later explained: "I wrote the song about the great happiness of real love, but at the same time I was making a statement about the world. We’re living in really crazy times, and I wanted to say that no matter what’s happening, this person in my life is what really makes it worthwhile."[3] Unlike Bublé's other work, this song strays away from being big band oriented, and carries a more adult contemporary sound, carrying some elements of pop and rock.[4] It is completely devoid of a horn section, as well as being guitar driven. A piano and an acoustic guitar carry the main melody of the song, with electric guitars audible in the chorus. Bublé's vocal arrangement is also different from his previous material; his voice often makes big interval changes in most of his material, but his voice in this particular song is projected smoothly without going into loud intervals. It is comparable to his previous hit, and adult contemporary single, "Home", from the album It's Time.

The music video for the song features scenes of Bublé performing the song into a mic, as well as holding an open audition for actors and entertainers to appear in the video, finally choosing the right candidate at the end. The video was posted on the popular video sharing site YouTube, where to date it has received over forty-three million hits. Bono impersonator Pavel Sfera[5] makes a cameo appearances in the video.[6] In Italy, the song topped the digital singles chart in April 2007, before reaching the top of the overall singles chart over a year later in June 2008.[7]

Tracklisting[edit]

  • UK CD single #1 / 7" vinyl[8]
  1. "Everything" (Album Version) - 3:36
  2. "Home" (American Remix) - 4:04
  • UK CD single #2[9]
  1. "Everything" (Album Version) - 3:36
  2. "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)" - 4:48
  3. "Everything" (Alternative Mix) - 3:30

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2007–08) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[7] 19
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7] 34
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[7] 2
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[7] 4
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[10] 10
Denmark (Tracklisten)[11] 19
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[12] 29
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[13] 9
Ireland (IRMA)[14] 39
Italy (FIMI)[7] 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[7] 9
Norway (VG-lista)[7] 8
Portugal (Billboard)[15] 6
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 43
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 28
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 38
US Billboard Hot 100[17] 46
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[18] 31
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[19] 1
US Jazz Songs (Billboard)[20] 12

Year-end charts[edit]

Charts (2007) Position
Australian Singles Chart[21] 87

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,21664293-5006024,00.html
  2. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/news/entertainment/film/queen-of-hearts/2009/08/08/1249350722668.html
  3. ^ Warner Music Canada: Michael Buble - More Bio
  4. ^ http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20211997,00.html
  5. ^ http://www.bonodouble.com/id5.html, "Videos". Accessed October 10, 2010
  6. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeKtB2EhdaE
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Michael Buble in Hung Medien charts "Michael Bublé — Everything". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-10-12. 
  8. ^ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Everything-Cd-1-CD/dp/B000OYCMU8/ref=sr_1_5?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1356871648&sr=1-5
  9. ^ http://www.amazon.de/dp/B000OQDX5O
  10. ^ "Take That Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Take That.
  11. ^ "Michael Bublé – Everything Hitlisten.nu" (in Danish). Tracklisten.
  12. ^ "Take That Album & Song Chart History" European Hot 100 for Take That.
  13. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  14. ^ "Chart Track: Week 41, 2007". Irish Singles Chart.
  15. ^ "Portugal Digital Songs - Peak". Billboard. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  16. ^ "Michael Buble: Artist Chart History" UK Singles Chart.
  17. ^ "Michael Bublé Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Michael Bublé.
  18. ^ "Michael Bublé Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Michael Bublé.
  19. ^ "Michael Bublé Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Michael Bublé.
  20. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/310724/michael-bubl/chart
  21. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Singles 2007". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 

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