Everybody's Gone to War

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"Everybody's Gone to War"
Single by Nerina Pallot
from the album Fires
Released March 2005: Download
May 22, 2006: Full release
Format CD single: Worldwide
Recorded Red Bus Studios, London
Genre Pop, rock
Length 3:54
Label Idaho/14th Floor Records
Writer(s) Nerina Pallot
Producer(s) Nerina Pallot, Howard Willing
Nerina Pallot singles chronology
"Everybody's Gone to War"

"Everybody's Gone to War" is a pop rock song written and recorded by the London-born and Jersey-raised singer-songwriter Nerina Pallot.

The song, an anti-war protest, was written during the early stages of the Iraq War in 2003, and was composed on bass guitar by Pallot. The song was issued on downloads only in March 2005, and the following month saw a commercial release on Pallot's album Fires. This original single release peaked at #88 on the UK Airplay Chart in April 2005.

The 2006 reissue of the single was also accompanied by the popular music video which features Pallot and other shoppers engaging in a 'food fight' in a busy supermarket. It received heavy rotation on British music channels with many people praising the humorous setting, however depicting a darker message within. It was directed by Marc Klasfeld.

Chart performance[edit]

After the album proved a commercial flop, Pallot toured as a support act for an array of other artists, and in 2006 was signed to 14th Floor Records, impressed by reaction to her live sets. They reissued the album to greater success in the spring, and released Everybody's Gone to War as a commercial single on May 22, 2006, on the back of performances on Top of the Pops and GMTV, as well as a successful radio play hit, the song reaching #3 in the UK airplay chart. In commercial form, the single entered strongly at #37 on download sales alone, and the following week jumped to #14, making it her highest chart peak to date.

Track listing[edit]

# CD Title Time
CD, 7" Vinyl, Download
1. "Everybody's Gone to War" Chris Lord-Alge mix 3:54
2. Mr King 4:22
1. "Everybody's Gone to War" Strings Version 3:53


Chart (2006) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 41
UK Singles Chart 14

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