All Star (song)

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"All Star"
Single by Smash Mouth
from the album Astro Lounge
Released May 4, 1999
Format CD single
Recorded 1999
Genre Alternative rock, power pop,[1]pop punk[2]
Length 3:21
Label Interscope
Writer(s) Greg Camp
Producer(s) Eric Valentine
Smash Mouth singles chronology
"Why Can't We Be Friends?"
(1997)
"All Star"
(1999)
"Then the Morning Comes"
(1999)

"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 Astro Lounge, and is one of the group's most successful songs, peaking at No. 4 on the 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 Mystery Men, which prominently featured the song. The song has made several other film appearances, in particular being used in the 2001 film Shrek and being performed by the band in the film Rat Race, also in 2001.

Reception[edit]

"All Star" received generally positive reviews from music critics. The song reached No. 2 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart[3] and No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.[3] In Canada, it peaked at No. 2 on the RPM singles chart[4] and was featured on the compilation album, Big Shiny Tunes 4.

Track listing[edit]

European CD Single[edit]

  1. "All Star"
  2. "Walkin' On the Sun"
  3. "Why Can't We Be Friends?"
  4. "Can't Get Enough of You, Baby"

CD1[edit]

  1. "All Star"
  2. "Walkin' On the Star" (Sun E Delight Remix)
  3. "The Fonz"

CD2[edit]

  1. "All Star"
  2. "Walkin' On the Sun"
  3. "Can't Get Enough of You Baby"
  4. "Walkin' on the Sun" (Video)

Personnel[edit]

Musicians
  • 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
Production

In other media[edit]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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