You Are Everything

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For the Matthew West song, see You Are Everything (Matthew West song).
"You Are Everything"
Single by The Stylistics
from the album The Stylistics
B-side "Country Living"
Released May 13, 1971
Format 7"
Genre Soul, Philly soul
Length 2:55
Label Avco
Writer(s) Thom Bell, Linda Creed
Producer(s) Thom Bell
Certification Gold
The Stylistics singles chronology
"Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)"
(1971)
"You Are Everything"
(1971)
"Betcha by Golly, Wow"
(1972)

"You Are Everything" is a soul song written by Thom Bell and Linda Creed that was originally recorded by the Philadelphia soul group The Stylistics.[1]

The Stylistics version[edit]

An R&B ballad, it was the sixth track from their 1971 debut self-titled album[2] and was released as a single in 1971 and reached #9 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.[1][3] In addition, it also climbed to #10 in the Billboard R&B chart[3] and reached number #24 in the Billboard Easy Listening chart. The Stylistics' recording sold over one million copies globally, earning the band a gold disc[1] The award was presented by the RIAA on January 3, 1972.[1] It was the band's first gold disc.[1]

Chart (1972) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 9[3]
Billboard R&B Singles 10[3]

Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross version[edit]

"You Are Everything"
Single by Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye
from the album Diana & Marvin
B-side "Include Me in Your Life"
Released 1974
Format 7"
Genre Soul
Length 3:10
Label Motown
Writer(s) Thom Bell, Linda Creed
Producer(s) Hal Davis
Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye singles chronology
"My Mistake (Was to Love You)"
(1974)
"You Are Everything"
(1974)
"Don't Knock My Love"
(1974)

Another cover was by one-time Motown singing duo, Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye. Released as the second UK single from their Diana & Marvin album, the song reached #5 in the UK Singles Chart in April 1974, and was later awarded a silver disc for sales in excess of 200,000 copies.[4] It also reached #13 on the Dutch charts and #20 on the Irish Singles Chart. It was never released as a single in the U.S.

Covers and samples[edit]

Other artists to have covered the song, or referenced it, over the years include:

The original song by The Stylistics appeared in a 2002 episode of the TV series King of Queens, called "Business Affairs".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 351. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 
  2. ^ Lytle, Craig. "The Stylistics". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d Allmusic - Charts & Awards
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 223. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  5. ^ "Mary J. Blige's Everything sample of The Stylistics's You Are Everything". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  6. ^ "Jennifer Lopez's The One sample of The Stylistics's You Are Everything". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  7. ^ "Eko Fresh – Alte Zeit Lyrics". Rap Genius. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  8. ^ "Close-Up overview". Allmusic.com. 
  9. ^ "Retrospectives - A Look Back at a Favorite CD". SmoothViews.com. 

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