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,[1] power pop[2]
Length 3:20
Label Interscope
Writer(s) Greg Camp
Producer(s) Eric Valentine
Smash Mouth singles chronology
"Can't Get Enough of You Baby"
(1998)
"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.

Composition[edit]

"All Star" is composed in the key of F-sharp major with a tempo of 100 beats per minute.[3]

Music video[edit]

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 Mystery Men (1999), which prominently featured the song.

Commercial performance[edit]

The song reached No. 2 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart[4] and No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.[4] In Canada, it peaked at No. 2 on the RPM singles chart.[5]

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]

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)

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Two songs you need to hear: Sean Michaels's playlist of the week". 
  2. ^ http://www.foxbororeporter.com/articles/2013/05/16/features/13378793.txt
  3. ^ Smash Mouth "All Star" Sheet Music. musicnotes.com
  4. ^ a b c d e f Billboard, Charts for All Star, retrieved Nov 6, 2009
  5. ^ a b "Top Singles - Volume 69, No. 13, July 19, 1999". RPM. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  6. ^ Sims, David (May 19, 2014). "Why Is the Internet So Obsessed With Shrek?". The Wire (The Atlantic). Retrieved January 24, 2016. 
  7. ^ Katie Rife (April 29, 2014). ""Mouth Sounds" is the punishing '90s nostalgia mixtape the world deserves". The A.V. Club. Retrieved September 12, 2016. 
  8. ^ Blevins, Joe (May 10, 2016). "There's nothing sadder than a downbeat version of Smash Mouth's "All Star"". Retrieved September 12, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Digimon: The Movie (Music from the Motion Picture) by Various Artists on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-09-22. 
  10. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Smash Mouth – All Star". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Smash Mouth – All Star" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  12. ^ "Rock/Alternative - Volume 69, No. 15, August 02 1999". RPM. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  13. ^ "Smash Mouth: All Star" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  14. ^ "Musicline.de – Smash Mouth Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  15. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: P". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Smash Mouth – All Star" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  17. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Smash Mouth – All Star". Top 40 Singles.
  18. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Smash Mouth – All Star". Singles Top 100.
  19. ^ "Smash Mouth: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company.
  20. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 1999". Archived from the original on March 12, 2012. Retrieved 2015-06-25. 
  21. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 70, No. 8, December 13, 1999". RPM. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  22. ^ "Rock/Alternative - Volume 70, No. 8, December 13, 1999". RPM. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  23. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1999". Archived from the original on July 9, 2009. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 

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