Everybody Everybody (song)

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"Everybody Everybody"
Everybody everybody.jpg
Single by Black Box
from the album Dreamland
Released15 March 1990
Format
RecordedSeptember 1989
StudioMadison Recording Studios
Genre
Length5:24
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)
  • Daniele Davoli
  • Mirko Limoni
  • Valerio Semplici
Producer(s)Groove Groove Melody
Black Box singles chronology
"I Don't Know Anybody Else"
(1989)
"Everybody Everybody"
(1990)
"Fantasy"
(1990)
Music video
"Everybody Everybody" on YouTube
Alternative cover
CD maxi
CD maxi

"Everybody Everybody" is a song by the Italian music group Black Box featuring singer Martha Wash. It was the third single from their debut album Dreamland (1990), and was released in March 1990 in most countries worldwide.

"Everybody, Everybody" was a success on many charts, including the US Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at number eight. In 2010 the song was named the 171st best track of the 1990s by Pitchfork Media.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard wrote about the song: "U.K. house act wears disco-era influences on its sleeves once again on a tasty jam that will make you hanker for those good old Studio 54 days. Love those horn and string fills."[4]

Chart performances[edit]

The song was a hit on several charts, particularly on the Hot Dance Club Play in the United States, where it reached #1 for three consecutive weeks from July 21 to August 4, 1990. The song also peaked at #2 on the U.S. R&B Chart, #8 on Billboard Hot 100, #16 on the UK Singles Chart,[5] and achieved a great success in Ireland (#6).

The song features an uncredited Martha Wash on lead vocals, as initially she requested Black Box not to mention or credit her name in the recording.[citation needed] In a 1990 settlement with RCA Records, Wash was guaranteed proper credit in recordings. As was customary in their music videos, live performances and album cover art, Katrin Quinol, a French model, was featured lip-synching the lyrics sung by Wash.

Uses in the media and remixes[edit]

The song was featured in the 1991 film Cool as Ice.

The vocal chorus hook "Everybody Everybody" was used in the D Mob single, "One Day" in 1994.

Eurodance and electronic music DJ and producer Benny Benassi remixed "Everybody Everybody" in 2007.

The song was featured on "Play It Again, Brian," the tenth episode of the sixth season of Family Guy. The episode was originally broadcast on March 2, 2008. In the episode, Peter Griffin laments that his friend Cleveland Brown is unavailable for babysitting services because he is touring with Black Box. A clip is then shown of a rather portly, singlet-clad Brown performing "Everybody Everybody."

In 2016, the song was featured in the final episode of the FX series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story during O.J. Simpson's celebration party after his acquittal.

In 2018, the song was featured in a television commercial for 'Downy Upstoppables" that aired in Canada and the USA.

Impact and legacy[edit]

The Village Voice listed "Everybody Everybody" number 55 in their list of "Top Singles Of The 90's" in 1999.[1]

BuzzFeed listed the song number 14 in their "The 101 Greatest Dance Songs of the '90s" list in 2017.[6]

Track listings[edit]

UK 7" single
  1. "Everybody Everybody" (love unlimited edit) — 3:58
  2. "Everybody Everybody" (le freak instrumental) — 4:32
German 7" single
  1. "Everybody Everybody" — 3:10
  2. "Everybody Everybody" (instrumental) — 3:40
US & Canadian 12" maxi
  1. "Everybody Everybody" (le freak mix) — 5:20
  2. "Everybody Everybody" (le freak mix 7" edit) — 4:07
  3. "Everybody Everybody" (love unlimited edit) — 3:58
  4. "Everybody Everybody" (rockapella) — 4:37
  5. "Everybody Everybody" (le freak instrumental) — 4:32
UK 12" maxi
  1. "Everybody Everybody" (le freak mix) — 5:20
  2. "Everybody Everybody" (love unlimited edit) — 3:58
  3. "Everybody Everybody" (rockapella) — 4:38
German 12" maxi
  1. "Everybody Everybody" (club mix) — 5:30
  2. "Everybody Everybody" (rockapella) — 4:36
  3. "Everybody Everybody" (instrumental) — 4:48
Alternative German 12" maxi
  1. "Everybody Everybody" (house special) — 5:02
  2. "Dreamland" — 1:58
  3. "Everybody Everybody" — 5:18
UK CD maxi
  1. "Everybody Everybody" (love unlimited edit) — 3:58
  2. "Everybody Everybody" (le freak mix) — 5:20
  3. "Everybody Everybody" (rockapella) — 4:38
  4. "Everybody Everybody" (house mix) — 5:02
German CD maxi
  1. "Everybody Everybody" (le freak mix) — 5:20
  2. "Everybody Everybody" (rockapella) — 4:36
  3. "Everybody Everybody" (instrumental) — 4:48

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[7] 35
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[8] 39
Canada Top Singles (RPM) 28
France (SNEP)[9] 11
ID is MANDATORY FOR GERMAN CHARTS 41
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 6
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[11] 32
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[12] 29
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 21
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 16
US Billboard Hot 100[15] 8
US Billboard R&B Singles [15] 2
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[15] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[16] 81

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Black Box - Everybody Everybody at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  2. ^ "Best of House Music: Disco Nights, Vol. 5 - Various Artists - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  3. ^ "The Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  4. ^ "Billboard: Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard magazine (1990-06-09, page 84). Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 59. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  6. ^ Stopera, Matt; Galindo, Brian (2017-03-11). "The 101 Greatest Dance Songs of the '90s". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 2018-10-03.
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Black Box – Everybody Everybody". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Black Box – Everybody Everybody" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – Black Box – Everybody Everybody" (in French). Les classement single.
  10. ^ Irish Singles Chart Irishcharts.ie Archived 2009-06-03 at WebCite (Retrieved February 14, 2008)
  11. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Black Box" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Black Box – Everybody Everybody" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Black Box – Everybody Everybody". Swiss Singles Chart.
  14. ^ "Everybody Everybody", UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved August 2, 2008)
  15. ^ a b c Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved August 2, 2008)
  16. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1990". Archived from the original on 2009-07-06. Retrieved 2009-09-15.

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