Everybody Got Their Something

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Everybody Got Their Something
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 22, 2001 (2001-05-22)
Recorded2000 at Electric Lady in New York and King Sound, Music Grinder, Glow2 Studios in Los Angeles
ProducerJustin Stanley, Mark Ronson, Nikka Costa
Nikka Costa chronology
Butterfly Rocket
Everybody Got Their Something
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[1]
Slant Magazine3.5/5 stars[2]

Everybody Got Their Something was the first album released in 2001 by pop/soul singer Nikka Costa. Although she had released several albums internationally as a child, this was her first release in the United States, and was released on May 22, 2001 by Virgin Records. It peaked at #120 on the Billboard 200 in June 2001. As of 2005 it has shifted 250,000 units in United States.[4]

Uses in media[edit]

Track listing[edit]

1."Like A Feather"Nikka Costa, Justin Stanley, Mark Ronson3:55
2."So Have I For You"Nikka Costa, Justin Stanley, Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, Adam "MCA" Yauch, John King, Michael Simpson, Matt Dike5:10
3."Tug of War"Nikka Costa, Xavier Cugat4:32
4."Everybody Got Their Something"Nikka Costa, Justin Stanley4:20
5."Nothing"Nikka Costa4:13
6."Nikka What?"Nikka Costa, Justin Stanley, Mark Ronson0:25
7."Hope It Felt Good"Nikka Costa, Mark Anthony Jones, P. Palladino, J. Stanley, M. Ronson3:52
8."Some Kind of Beautiful"Nikka Costa, Justin Stanley3:05
9."Nikka Who?"Terry Ray Costa0:42
10."Just Because"Nikka Costa3:48
11."Push & Pull"Nikka Costa, Justin Stanley5:27
12."Corners of My Mind"Nikka Costa, Justin Stanley, Mark Ronson, J. Zawinut, J. Rein, E. Marrow5:50
13."I Don't Want To Be The Rain (Japanese Bonus Track)"Nikka Costa4:39

Leftover tracks[edit]

Several tracks were recorded for Everybody Got Their Something, but later excluded from the final release.

  • "Heaven Sinner" appears as a b-side on the "Like A Feather" single[5] and on some promotional copies of the album.[6]
  • Early promotional versions of the album featured the tracks "La La La", "Stranger's Way", "Comes Around, Goes Around" and "Rain". The track "Rain" is an extended version of "I Don't Want To Be The Rain", which is featured on the Japanese edition of the album. "Comes Around, Goes Around" has been occasionally performed live.[7]
  • A stripped-down, acoustic version of "Push & Pull" is featured on the soundtrack of the 2001 movie Blow.[8]
  • An extended version of "Everybody Got Their Something" is featured on the 2009 movie All About Steve.[9]


Credits for Everybody Got Their Something adapted from Allmusic[10]


  • "Like A Feather" #53 United Kingdom
  • "Push & Pull" (Promo only)
  • "Everybody Got Their Something" (Promo only)


  1. ^ a b c Roth, Kritin (May 21, 2001). "Nikka Costa – Everybody Got Their Something". Archived from the original on September 14, 2008. Retrieved September 4, 2007.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ a b c Cinquemani, Sal (August 22, 2001). "Nikka Costa: Everybody Got Their Something". Slant Magazine. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  3. ^ Wilson, MacKenzie. "Nikka Costa – Everybody Got Their Something". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  4. ^ "Music Billboard Picks". Billboard. April 23, 2005. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  5. ^ "Like A Feather - Single". Discogs.
  6. ^ "Nikka Costa - The Sampler (Everybody Got Their Something promo)". Discogs.
  7. ^ "Live in Tokyo promo featuring the track "Comes Around, Goes Around"". Discogs.
  8. ^ "Blow (2001)". IMDB.
  9. ^ "All About Steve (2009)". IMDB.
  10. ^ "Everybody Got Their Something – Nikka Costa". AllMusic. May 22, 2001. Retrieved May 28, 2012.