People Everyday

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"People Everyday"
Single by Arrested Development
from the album 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of...
B-side Remix
Released May 1992
Format CD maxi, 7" single,
12" maxi, cassette
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 3:26
Label Cooltempo
Writer(s) Sylvester Stewart, Speech (Todd Thomas), Bob James
Producer(s) Speech
Arrested Development singles chronology
"Tennessee"
(1992)
"People Everyday"
(1992)
"Mr. Wendal"
(1992)

"People Everyday" is a song by American rap/Hip hop group Arrested Development. It was released in May 1992 as the second single from their debut album 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of....

The song peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100. "People Everyday" also becoming their biggest hit in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart in November 1992, behind End Of The Road by Boyz II Men. Elsewhere, the song also peaked within the top ten on the charts in Australia, France and New Zealand.

Content[edit]

It uses the chorus and basic structure of Sly & the Family Stone's 1969 hit "Everyday People," with new verses written by lead singer Speech. He also sings the lead, with additional lyrics sung by Dionne Farris, who is not an official member of the group.

Track listings[edit]

CD maxi
  1. "People Everyday" (metamorphosis radio edit) — 4:09
  2. "People Everyday" (metamorphosis radio version) — 4:05
  3. "People Everyday" (metamorphosis mix) — 4:58
  4. "People Everyday" (album version) — 3:28
7" single
  1. "People Everyday" (methamorphosis radio edit) — 4:09
  2. "People Everyday" (methamorphosis radio version) — 4:05
12" maxi
  1. "People Everyday" (metamorphosis mix) — 4:52
  2. "People Everyday" (LP version) — 3:26
  3. "People Everyday" (maroon mix) — 3:39
  4. "People Everyday" (metamorphosis instrumental) — 3:52
  5. "Children Play with Earth" (LP version) — 2:38
Cassette
  1. "People Everyday" — 3:26
  2. "People Everyday" (metamorphosis mix) — 4:52
  3. "Children Play with Earth" — 2:38

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
UK[1] Silver December 1, 1992 200,000
U.S.[2] Gold September 18, 1992 500,000

Charts[edit]

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