All Star" is a song by American rock band Smash Mouth. It was released on May 4, 1999 as the second single from their album , and is one of the group's most successful songs, peaking at No. 4 on the Astro Lounge . Billboard Hot 100
The music video (directed by
McG) features cameos by William H. Macy, Ben Stiller, Hank Azaria, Paul Reubens, Kel Mitchell, Dane Cook, Doug Jones, and Janeane Garofalo from the film (1999), which prominently featured the song. The song has made several other film appearances, in particular being used in the films ' Mystery Men (2000) and Digimon: The Movie (2001) and being performed by the band in the film Shrek (also 2001). Rat Race
Reception [ edit ]
"All Star" received generally positive reviews from music critics.
Commercial Performance [ edit ]
The song reached No. 2 on the
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and No. 4 on the [3 ] . Billboard Hot 100 In Canada, it peaked at No. 2 on the [3 ] singles chart. RPM [4 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
European CD Single [ edit ]
"Walkin' On the Sun"
"Why Can't We Be Friends?"
"Can't Get Enough of You, Baby"
"Walkin' On the Star" (Sun E Delight Remix)
"Walkin' On the Sun"
"Can't Get Enough of You Baby"
"Walkin' on the Sun" (Video)
Personnel [ edit ]
Steve Harwell – lead vocals
Greg Camp – guitar, additional keyboards, main songwriting, backing vocals from Europe
Paul De Lisle – bass, backing vocals Kevin Coleman – drums, backing vocals
In other media [ edit ]
The song is featured in the 2001 comedy film
, where Smash Mouth, hosting a Charity concert, performs the song, closing out the film. Rat Race In addition to
, it was heavily used in the Mystery Men to promote the series, especially the Shrek franchise first film during the opening credits, while introducing the character Shrek. Devotion towards the song has been considered a factor in the internet's obsession towards the series and titular character. The song was also featured in the soundtracks to [5 ] , Digimon: The Movie , and Go Tigers! , as well as on Inspector Gadget .
Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 3 The song is featured in many TV programs such as
, The Larry Sanders Show , Ally McBeal , ER , Cold Case (episode "One False Movie"), and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (episode "Vehicular Manslaughter"). It was also played in the broadcast of the Tom Goes to the Mayor 2002 Oscars. An action figure of
Bob the Builder by Learning Curve, "You're a Builder" Dancing Bob", sings a song called "You're a Builder" to the tune of this song. The song is featured in the
music video games for Guitar Hero: On Tour DS, as DLC for on Lips Xbox 360, the series, Rock Band as performed by Alvin and the Chipmunks Alvin and the Chipmunks, and the North American release of for Donkey Konga 2 GameCube. The song is also included in the video game . Splashdown
Peak positions [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
[16 ] 31
RPM Singles Chart [17 ] 4
RPM Rock Chart [18 ] 32
Billboard Hot 100 [19 ] 17
References [ edit ]
^ a b c d e f , Billboard Charts for All Star, retrieved Nov 6, 2009
^ a b "Top Singles - Volume 69, No. 13, July 19, 1999". RPM . Retrieved . 2011-02-16
^ Sims, David (May 19, 2014). "Why Is the Internet So Obsessed With Shrek?". The Wire ( ) The Atlantic . Retrieved . January 24, 2016
^ " Australian-charts.com – Smash Mouth – All Star". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
^ " Ultratop.be – Smash Mouth – All Star" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
^ "Rock/Alternative - Volume 69, No. 15, August 02 1999". RPM . Retrieved . 2011-02-16
^ " Smash Mouth: All Star" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
^ " Musicline.de – Smash Mouth Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: P". Hit Parade Italia . Retrieved . July 6, 2012
^ " Dutchcharts.nl – Smash Mouth – All Star" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
^ " Charts.org.nz – Smash Mouth – All Star". Top 40 Singles.
^ " Swedishcharts.com – Smash Mouth – All Star". Singles Top 100.
^ " Smash Mouth: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company.
^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 1999" . Retrieved . 2015-06-25
^ "Top Singles - Volume 70, No. 8, December 13, 1999". RPM . Retrieved . 2011-02-16
^ "Rock/Alternative - Volume 70, No. 8, December 13, 1999". RPM . Retrieved . 2011-02-16
^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1999" . Retrieved . 2010-08-28
External links [ edit ]