Everything About You (Ugly Kid Joe song)

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"Everything About You"
Single by Ugly Kid Joe
from the album As Ugly as They Wanna Be
B-side "Whiplash Liquor"
Released 1992
Format CD maxi, 7" single
Genre Glam metal, hard rock
Length 4:06 (radio edit)
4:20 (album version)
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Whitfield Crane, Klaus Eichstadt
Producer(s) Ryan Dorn
Ugly Kid Joe
Ugly Kid Joe singles chronology
"Everything about You"
(1992)
"Neighbor"
(1993)

"Everything About You" is rock band Ugly Kid Joe's first hit. It originally appeared on their 1991 EP, As Ugly as They Wanna Be. It gained popularity after being featured in the 1992 hit film Wayne's World and was later included on the band's full-length debut album America's Least Wanted, which was also released in 1992. "Everything About You" was also featured in the Band Hero Nintendo DS soundtrack.

Song information[edit]

The difference between the original and the re-recorded version is that there is a spoken intro on the latter. The voice of actress Julia Sweeney, in the role of Pat, the overweight androgynous character that appeared on Saturday Night Live, appears at the beginning of the song, saying "Are you the guys on the beach that hate everything? Is this some sort of hip music that I don't understand?"

The song closes with the well-known couplet, Shave and a Haircut.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was directed by Thomas Mignone and features the band playing on a beach in Isla Vista, CA. Mignone spend the entirety of the video's budget on an assortment of inflatable love dolls purchased on the morning of the video shoot from a Hollywood Blvd adult shop en route to the beach location. A large tank of helium was "borrowed" from a nearby dentist's office and used to inflate the love dolls so that vocalist Whitfield Crane could fly them like kites at the beach. Filming was halted for several hours when the Federal Aviation Administration authorities arrived at the location and informed Mignone aircraft arriving and departing from nearby Santa Barbara Airport were complaining of nude love dolls in their flight paths. A sheepdog appears in multiple scenes, although filming had to be cut on repeated occasions as the dog could not restrain from urinating on the drum kit.

Reception[edit]

The song found its greatest success in the United Kingdom, where it reached #3 in May of the same year, and also reached as high as #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. The group became more acclaimed for their cover of Harry Chapin's "Cat's in the Cradle".

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Everything about You" (clean edit) — 4:06
  2. "Whiplash Liquor" — 3:40
CD maxi
  1. "Everything about You" (clean edit) — 4:06
  2. "Whiplash Liquor" — 3:40
  3. "Sin City" (AC/DC Cover recorded live at the Carnaval, Santa Barbara) — 5:05
  4. "Everything about You" (dirty version) — 4:14

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Single top 100 over 1992" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 14 April 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Everything About You", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved April 26, 2008)
  3. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved April 26, 2008)
  4. ^ "Everything About You", UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved April 26, 2008)
  5. ^ a b Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved April 26, 2008)
  6. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1992". Retrieved 2010-07-30. 

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