Every You Every Me

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"Every You Every Me"
Single by Placebo
from the album Without You I'm Nothing
Released 25 January 1999
Format CD, cassette
Recorded 1998 at Real World Studios, in Bath
Length 3:35
Writer(s) Charles Drummond, Steve Hewitt, Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal
Placebo singles chronology
"You Don't Care About Us"
"Every You Every Me"
"Without You I'm Nothing"
Music video
"Every You Every Me" on YouTube

"Every You Every Me" is a song by British alternative rock band Placebo, released as the third single from their second album, Without You I'm Nothing, on 25 January 1999. It was released as a 2-CD set and on cassette, but promotional copies on 12" vinyl exist.[1][2][3] The single managed to chart at number forty-six in Australia, ninety-nine in Germany and eleven in the UK Singles Chart. The song was featured on the Cruel Intentions soundtrack.[4] There are two versions of the video, both filmed live at London's Brixton Academy; one includes clips from the movie Cruel Intentions.[5][6]

It was voted from a poll of 500,000 votes to be ranked number 83 on the list of the Hottest 100 of All Time in July 2009, conducted by Australian radio station Triple J.[7] Croatian metal band Ashes You Leave covered "Every You Every Me" on their 2009 album Songs of the Lost.[8]

Along with the rest of the album (apart from "Pure Morning"), "Every You Every Me" was recorded in early 1998 at Real World Studios with Steve Osborne. When asked who it was about, Molko replied with "Who's it about? I'm not really too sure just yet. I think it's about a lot of people. Probably anybody... everybody who's had the displeasure of sleeping with me."[9] About his choice to include it in the Cruel Intentions soundtrack, Molko said that he "studied drama, I know the original (Dangerous Liaisons) and we watched it on the tour bus when they wanted to use our song. I said: 'If he doesn't die in the end, if it's a happy ending, we don't do it.' It's quite perverted and manipulative, so the theme of the song fits in quite well."[10]

"Every You Every Me" is featured on the soundtrack of the Formula One racing game F1 2000.

Track listing[edit]

CD 1 and cassette
  1. Every You Every Me (single mix) - 3:35
  2. Nancy Boy (Blue Amazon mix) - 11:29
  3. Every You Every Me (Infected by the Scourge of the Earth mix) - 3:57
CD 2
  1. Every You Every Me (album version) - 3:34
  2. Every You Every Me (Sneaker Pimps version) - 5:08
  3. Every You Every Me (Brothers in Rhythm Glam Club mix) - 9:54


Chart (1999) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[11] 46
Germany (Official German Charts)[12] 99
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 11


  1. ^ "Placebo - Every You Every Me (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  2. ^ "Placebo - Every You Every Me (Cassette)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  3. ^ "Placebo - Every You Every Me (CD)". Discogs.com. 1999-01-25. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  4. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine (1999-03-09). "Cruel Intentions - Original Soundtrack | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  5. ^ "Placebo - Every You Every Me (Cruel Intentions Version)". YouTube. 2010-09-28. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  6. ^ "PLACEBO - Every You Every Me". YouTube. 2010-04-28. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  7. ^ "Countdown | Hottest 100 - Of All Time | triple j". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  8. ^ "Ashes You Leave - Songs of the Lost - Encyclopaedia Metallum". The Metal Archives. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  9. ^ "Interview "Placebo in Conversation With Sally Stratton", Aug'98 – LJ Placebo Russia Archive". Placeborussia.ru. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  10. ^ "Hit Music: Outside the Line". Melbourne Herald Sun. 29 April 1999. 
  11. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Placebo – Every You Every Me". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  12. ^ "Musicline.de – Placebo Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  13. ^ "Archive Chart: 1999-02-06" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 17 February 2014.

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