All I Want (A Day to Remember song)

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"All I Want"
Adtr alliwant.jpg
Illustration by Mike C. Hardcore
Single by A Day to Remember
from the album What Separates Me from You
B-side "All I Want" (acoustic)
Released October 12, 2010 (radio single)
April 16, 2011 (vinyl)
Format Digital download, promotional CD, 7" vinyl
Recorded May–July 2010,
The Wade Studio, Ocala, Florida
Length 3:22
Label Victory
Writer(s) Jeremy McKinnon, Alex Shelnutt, Kevin Skaff, Neil Westfall, Joshua Woodard
Producer(s) Chad Gilbert, Andrew Wade, Jeremy McKinnon
A Day to Remember singles chronology
"Have Faith in Me"
(2010)
"All I Want"
(2010)
"All Signs Point to Lauderdale"
(2011)
What Separates Me from You track listing

"All I Want" is the first single by A Day to Remember from their fourth studio album What Separates Me from You. It was released officially to radio stations in October 2010, and as a commercial single, albeit a limited edition 7" vinyl, in April 2011. In August 2016, the song was certified gold in the U.S. by the RIAA.

Composition[edit]

Unlike the band's more-known metalcore sound which incorporates growling vocals and breakdowns, the song uses almost none of these attributes, and instead shows a direction towards fast-paced pop punk with clean vocals. Lead vocalist Jeremy McKinnon wrote the lyrics, while the music was written by himself, guitarist Kevin Skaff and A Day to Remember.[1] McKinnon stated that the song is about "taking chances, and doing what you think is right regardless of what people might think. To be honest, whats more important? Live life, and be happy with yourself".[2] McKinnon said in an 2011 interview with USAToday that the song is also "about being in a band."[3] The song, along with 3 others from the album, was mixed by David Bendeth.[1] As the choice of a single, guitarist Neil Westfall said "All I Want" "was a great transition song from 'Homesick'".[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song, which was filmed in October 2010,[4] was released on January 6, 2011.[5] It features cameos of numerous popular bands and musicians. The cameos are: Tom Denney (A Day to Remember's former guitarist), Pete Wentz, The Devil Wears Prada, Bring Me the Horizon, Sam Carter of Architects, Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying, Silverstein, Andrew WK, August Burns Red, Seventh Star, Matt Heafy of Trivium, Vic Fuentes of Pierce the Veil, Mike Herrera of MxPx, and Set Your Goals.[5] Rock Sound called the video "quite excellent".[5]

Release[edit]

The song was released as a radio single on October 12, 2010,[6] although it premiered a week earlier on October 7 on KROQ-FM radio's website,[7] which gave the site its most amount of web traffic ever.[8] "All I Want" charted on both Billboard's Hot Modern Rock Tracks and Rock Songs charts, at number 12 and number 25, respectively.[9] A few days after the release of the music video for song, the band went on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, on January 11, 2011, and it became their national television debut[10] on which they performed "All I Want" and "Better Off This Way".[11] On April 16, the band released an exclusive 7" vinyl single of the song, especially for Record Store Day.[12][13] The vinyl pressing was limited to 2,000 copies for the U.S.[nb 1][15] and 1,000 copies for the international release[nb 2][17] and featured an acoustic version of "All I Want" as the B-side.[18] The acoustic version was recorded at The Wade Studios, and was mixed by Andrew Wade.[18] "All I Want" is available to play on the Rock Band games as well as Rocksmith 2014.[19]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
  1. "All I Want" – 3:22
Promotional CD
  1. "All I Want" (album version) – 3:23
  2. "All I Want" (screamless) – 3:21
7" vinyl
  1. "All I Want" – 3:22
  2. "All I Want" (acoustic) – 3:14

Personnel[edit]

Personnel per "All I Want" 7" sleeve.[18]

Chart positions[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[24] Gold 500,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ Purple: VR634[14]
  2. ^ Mint green: VR634, VR634-7V-MG[16]
Citations
  1. ^ a b What Separates Me from You (Booklet). A Day to Remember. Victory. 2010. VR603. 
  2. ^ McKinnon, Jeremy (October 8, 2010). "All I Want.. : A Day To Remember". Adtr.com. Archived from the original on October 18, 2010. Retrieved March 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ Mansfield, Brian (April 25, 2011). "On the verge: A Day to Remember - USATODAY.com". Usatoday30.usatoday.com. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Ableson, Jon (October 2010). "Interview: A Day To Remember". Alter The Press!. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "A Day To Remember Unveil Star-Studded New Video For 'All I Want' | News | Rock Sound". Rocksound.tv. January 6, 2011. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  6. ^ "AllAccess.com Alternative eWeekly". AllAccess. October 12, 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ "KROQ WORLD PREMIERE: A Day To Remember "All I Want" « The World Famous KROQ". Kroq.cbslocal.com. October 6, 2010. Retrieved May 22, 2013. 
  8. ^ "KROQ.com Premieres A Day To Remember Single". The Sound Alarm. October 8, 2010. Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "A Day to Remember - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved May 22, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Adtr To Perform On Jimmy Kimmel!". Victory Records. January 3, 2011. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Adtr On Jimmy Kimmel Live!". Victory Records. January 12, 2011. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Adtr Record Store Day Exclusive". Victory Records. March 14, 2011. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Twitter / WhereisADTR: We have All I Want 7"s coming". Twitter.com. April 12, 2011. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  14. ^ "A Day To Remember - All I Want (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Victory Records, This Saturday April 16th, is RECORD STORE DAY". Victoryrecords.tumblr.com. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  16. ^ "A Day To Remember - All I Want (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Victory Records, This Saturday April 16th, is RECORD STORE DAY". Victoryrecords.tumblr.com. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  18. ^ a b c All I Want (Sleeve). A Day to Remember. Victory. 2011. VR634, VR634-7V-SY. 
  19. ^ "A Day to Remember // Songs // Rock Band®". Rockband.com. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  20. ^ "A Day to Remember - Chart history (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 17, 2013. 
  21. ^ "A Day to Remember - Chart history (Mainstream Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  22. ^ "A Day to Remember - Chart history (Rock Digital Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  23. ^ "A Day to Remember - Chart history (Alternative Songs Year-end)". Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  24. ^ "American single certifications – A Day to Remember – All I Want". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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