All I Ever Wanted (Aranda song)

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"All I Ever Wanted"
Song by Aranda
from the album Aranda
Released April 22, 2008 (2008-04-22)
Genre Rock
Length 3:50
Label Astonish
Songwriter(s) Sam Watters, Louis Biancaniello, Dameon Aranda

"All I Ever Wanted" is a song by American rock band Aranda, from their debut studio album, Aranda (2008). The song was written and produced by Sam Watters and Louis Biancaniello and Dameon Aranda.[1] In 2009, the song was covered by American singer Kelly Clarkson, for her album All I Ever Wanted, and it was released as a single on March 9, 2010.


"All I Ever Wanted" was written by Dameon Aranda, Louis Biancaniello and Sam Watters.[2]

Kelly Clarkson version[edit]

"All I Ever Wanted"
Kelly Clarkson All I Ever Wanted (Official Promo Cover).jpg
Single by Kelly Clarkson
from the album All I Ever Wanted
Released March 9, 2010 (2010-03-09)
Format Digital download
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:59
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Sam Watters, Louis Biancaniello, Dameon Aranda
Producer(s) Sam Watters, Louis Biancaniello
Kelly Clarkson singles chronology
"Already Gone"
"All I Ever Wanted"

American pop-rock singer Kelly Clarkson recorded a cover version of the song, and released it as the fourth single and title track from her fourth studio album of the same name.[3]


The single was officially sent to U.S. radio on March 9, 2010.[4] It was released as a digital download in the US and Canadian iTunes stores on March 15, 2010.[5][6]

Composition and critical reception[edit]

The Clarkson version of "All I Ever Wanted" is a rock-pop rock song set in common time composed in a moderate tempo of 120 beats per minute.[7] written in G minor. The cover version has a vocal range from the tone of F3 to the note of E♭5.[7] Critical reviews by contemporary music critics have been generally positive. Los Angeles Times declared "The title track evokes the soul-rock fusions of Timbaland and Rihanna".[8] Jon Dolan, from Blender magazine noted on the album review: 'Sometimes her vocal oomph gets reduced or technologically fuzzed [...] But she ably sinks her chops into a Franz Ferdinand funk groove on “All I Ever Wanted”'.[9] Sarah Rodman, from The Boston Globe, wrote: '"I Do Not Hook Up" and the title song instantly lodge in the brain, even as their bittersweet sentiments drip a bit of acid".[10] Evan Sawdey, PopMatters reviewer, says, "Though some of the post-breakup bitterness of My December still lingers here (most notably on the storming title track), "All I Ever Wanted" remains a remarkably upbeat record, which, in turn, plays to Clarkson’s strengths".[11]


The song debuted at number 99 on the Billboard Hot 100,[12] and peaked at number 96 on the Hot 100. It has sold 129,000 copies to date.[13]

Chart (2010) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 96
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[15] 11
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[16] 37

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
US Adult Pop Songs (Billboard)[17] 40

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
United States March 9, 2010 (2010-03-09) Mainstream[18] and Hot AC airplay
United States[5] March 15, 2010 (2010-03-15) Digital download


  1. ^ "Dameon Aranda Discography at Discogs". Retrieved December 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ "All I Ever Wanted". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved May 24, 2010. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Monday Morsels: Fantasia on 'lockdown'; new Kelly Clarkson single; Daughtry goes platinum - Idol Chatter: American Idol News, Rumors, & Information". February 22, 2010. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  4. ^ "R&R :: Going For Adds :: CHR/Top 40". March 9, 2010. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "iTunes - Music - All I Ever Wanted - Single by Kelly Clarkson". March 15, 2010. Retrieved December 23, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "iTunes Store". Archived from the original on November 7, 2012. Retrieved December 23, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "All I Ever Wanted – Kelly Clarkson Digital Sheet Music (Digital Download)". Alfred Publishing Co. Inc. 
  8. ^ "Kelly Clarkson's 'All I Ever Wanted': 3.5 stars (UPDATE)". Los Angeles Times. February 27, 2009. Archived from the original on March 29, 2010. Retrieved April 2, 2010. 
  9. ^ "All I Ever Wanted". Blender. Retrieved April 2, 2010. 
  10. ^ Rodman, Sarah (March 8, 2009). "Clarkson's new CD is filled with emotion-drenched pop". The Boston Globe. Archived from the original on April 29, 2010. Retrieved April 2, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Kelly Clarkson: All I Ever Wanted < Reviews". PopMatters. March 13, 2009. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  12. ^ "All I Ever Wanted - Kelly Clarkson". Retrieved December 23, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Bonus 'Idol' sales numbers: Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert, Fantasia, more.". USA Today. June 18, 2010. Retrieved June 18, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Kelly Clarkson – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Kelly Clarkson.
  15. ^ "Kelly Clarkson – Chart history" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Kelly Clarkson.
  16. ^ "Kelly Clarkson – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for Kelly Clarkson.
  17. ^ "Adult Pop Songs: 2010 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
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