This article is about the song which sometimes went by the acronym "PATT". For other uses, see Patt (disambiguation)
"Party All the Time" was a single originally recorded by comedian and actor Eddie Murphy in 1985, written and produced by Rick James and Kevin Johnston at James's home studio in Buffalo, New York. The single reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, kept off the top by Lionel Richie's "Say You, Say Me". Rick James also provided some vocals for the song.
The song tells a harrowing tale from the perspective of a heartbroken lover, portrayed in the first-person by Eddie Murphy. He begins by questioning, perhaps rhetorically, why the female with whom he is currently participating in a relationship would want to cause him emotional pain. The narrator goes on to list extravagant items he's purchased for her, including, but not limited to: Champagne, Roses, and Diamond rings. Despite the items that the narrator has given, the female still insists on staying out all night (presumably in the company of other men). The narrator then poses perhaps another rhetorical question as to what he should do to remedy this depressing situation. The listener is then repeatedly informed that the narrator's "girl" wishes to attend nightclubs and house parties at all hours of the day and night. Later on, the narrator points out that he's acted as a voyeur and observed said female whilst she was present at an unknown nightclub. She was seen providing her telephone number to virtually every male patron of the club with whom she came in verbal contact. We are then informed that the narrator's female companion never arrives at their place of residence in the evening. Her absence is believed to be caused by infidelity, presumably with one or many of the men with whom she became acquainted earlier that evening. The narrator then goes on to wish that his female companion would have sexual intercourse with him, instead of the many other men with whom she has been copulating.
In March/April 2009, VH1 listed it as #80 on its 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s countdown (though Murphy had another hit with "Put Your Mouth on Me", which reached the Top 40 charts in 1989).
On September 11, 2010, Matthew Wilkening of AOL Radio ranked the song at #36 on the list of the 100 Worst Songs Ever, stating, "If only Eddie Murphy knew an amazingly sharp, funny, music-loving comedian to help rip this 'song' apart..."
Peak positions 
|Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)
|New Zealand (RIANZ)
|United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company)
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100
|U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks
|U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
|U.S. Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles
Year-End charts 
|End of year chart (1986)
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100
In 1986, "Weird Al" Yankovic covered the chorus for "Polka Party!", the polka medley from the album of the same name.
In 2006, house DJ and producer Sharam Tayebi of Deep Dish released a remix of the song, known simply as "PATT" (an acronym for "Party All The Time"), that reached No. 8 on the UK Singles Chart.
In July 2009, Aubrey O'Day did a cover of the song along with ex-Danity Kane member D. Woods's sister Shanell Woodgette and Grammy Award-winning producer Maestro.
The Finnish metal band Children of Bodom recorded a cover of the song as a bonus track on the Super Deluxe Edition of their 2011 album Relentless Reckless Forever.
In April 2012, Asher Roth released "Party Girl", the lead single from his second studio album Is This Too Orange?, which samples "Party All the Time".
In the summer of 2012, the production duo Playmen released a remix of the song, titled "All The Time", with additional rap lyrics by Riskykidd and vocals by Helena Paparizou and Courtney. The song reached a peak of number 2 on the Greek airplay charts.
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