Every Man for Himself (album)

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Every Man for Himself
Studio album by Hoobastank
Released May 8, 2006 (UK)
May 16, 2006 (U.S.)
Recorded July 2005- March 2006
Genre Post-grunge, [1] alternative rock [1]
Length 51:01
Label Island
Producer Howard Benson
Hoobastank chronology
The Reason
Every Man for Himself
Singles from Every Man for Himself
  1. "If I Were You"
    Released: May 1, 2006
  2. "Inside of You"
    Released: May 26, 2006
  3. "Born to Lead"
    Released: June 18, 2006
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (53/100) [2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Billboard (unfavorable) [2]
Blender 2.5/5 stars [2]
Entertainment Weekly B− [3]
Los Angeles Times 2/4 stars [4]
PopMatters 4/10 stars [5]

Every Man for Himself is the third album by American alternative rock band Hoobastank. It was released on May 16, 2006, and May 8 of the same year in the UK. The first single is "If I Were You". A Limited Edition of "Every Man For Himself" was released in a green color scheme (as opposed to the red one); the green limited edition contained no bonus track and was no different from the red edition. This is the first album not to include Markku Lappaleinen after his departure in late 2005, Chris Chaney and Paul Bushnell took over bass duties for the album.


The second and third singles from Every Man for Himself were "Inside of You" and "Born to Lead" respectively. Those who pre-ordered the album from Apple's iTunes Music Store, received a bonus track called "Face the Music." Those who purchased the album in Japan received 2 bonus tracks with their green limited edition CDs titled "Finally Awake" and "Waiting". They also receive a DVD with bonus content. Hoobastank announced the "Every Fan for Himself" tour which was billed as a fan appreciation tour, and to help promote the new album. The song "Without a Fight" was featured on the game Elite Beat Agents and the trailer for the film Stormbreaker.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Daniel Estrin and Doug Robb.

No. Title Length
1. "The Rules" 0:52
2. "Born to Lead" 3:49
3. "Moving Forward" 4:27
4. "Inside of You" 3:08
5. "The First of Me" 5:24
6. "Good Enough" 3:21
7. "If I Were You" 4:18
8. "Without a Fight" 3:20
9. "Don't Tell Me" 4:12
10. "Look Where We Are" 3:28
11. "Say the Same" 4:01
12. "If Only" 3:28
13. "More Than a Memory" 7:15

Japanese Bonus Tracks[edit]

No. Title Length
14. "Finally Awake" 4:02
15. "Waiting" 3:05

iTunes pre-order exclusive[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Face the Music" 3:55



  • Doug Robb - lead vocals
  • Daniel Estrin - lead guitars
  • Chris Hesse - drums

Additional personnel

  • Dale Dye - drill sergeant on "The Rules" & "Born to Lead"
  • Chris Chaney - bass (tracks 3, 5, 9, 10)
  • Paul Bushnell - bass (tracks 2, 4, 6-8, 11-13)
  • Howard Benson - keyboard, programming
  • Lenny Castro - percussion
  • Deborah Lurie - string arrangements
  • Casey Stone - strings
  • The Heart Attack Horns - horns on "Inside of You" & "More Than a Memory"
  • Frank Morroco - accordion on "More Than a Memory"


Chart (2006) Peak
US Billboard 200[6] 12
US Billboard Top Rock Albums[7] 5
US Billboard Digital Albums[8] 11


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