Everybody (Keith Urban song)

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Single by Keith Urban
from the album Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing
Released September 18, 2007 (2007-09-18)
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:57
Label Capitol Nashville
Writer(s) Richard Marx, Keith Urban
Producer(s) Keith Urban, Dann Huff
Keith Urban singles chronology
"I Told You So"
"In God's Hands"

"Everybody" is a song co-written and recorded by Australian country music artist Keith Urban. It was released in September 2007 as the fourth and final single from his album Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing. The song reached a peak of #5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in early 2008. It is part of the track list for Now That's What I Call Country.


"Everybody" is a mid-tempo ballad which Urban co-wrote with Richard Marx. In the lyric, the male narrator addresses a female who is escaping her relationship ("And the only thing that you've ever known is to run") and trying to ask her to stay ("Everybody needs somebody sometimes").

Critical reception[edit]

Jordan Levin and Howard Cohen of The Miami Herald called the song "formulaic,"[1] and Keith Groller of The Morning Call said that it was "ultra-sappy." [2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Chris Hicky.


As listed in liner notes.[3]

String section[edit]

  • Carl Gorodetzky, Pam Sixfin, Conni Ellisor, Alan Umstead, David Davidson, Cathy Umstead, Cate Myer, Karen Winkelmann, Mary Kathryn Vanosdale, David Angell – violins
  • Kris Wilkinson, Monisa Angell, Gary Vanosdale – violas
  • Larry Corbett, Carole Rabinowitz, Anthony LaMarchina – cellos

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2007–2008) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[4] 71
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 64
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 5

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 47

Cover versions[edit]

Richard Marx version[edit]

Richard Marx would later record his own version of the song and release it as the lead single from the European edition of his album Stories To Tell.


  1. ^ Levin, Jordan; Howard Cohen (2006-06-21). "New: Alejandro Sanz, Ricky Martin, Keith Urban, Josh Groban.". The Miami Herald. Retrieved 2009-09-22. 
  2. ^ Groller, Keith (2006-11-18). "KEITH URBAN "LOVE, PAIN & THE WHOLE CRAZY THING"". The Morning Call. pp. D6. Retrieved 2009-09-22. 
  3. ^ Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing (Media notes). Keith Urban. Capitol Records. 2006. 09463-77087-0-5. 
  4. ^ "Keith Urban – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Keith Urban. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
  5. ^ "Keith Urban – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Keith Urban. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
  6. ^ "Keith Urban – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Keith Urban. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
  7. ^ "Best of 2008: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2008. Retrieved December 13, 2008. 

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