Everybody Wants to Be on TV

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Everybody Wants to Be on TV
Everybody wants to be on TV.jpg
Studio album by Scouting for Girls
Released 12 April 2010
Recorded 2008-2009 at Helioscentric Studios, England
Genre Pop rock, Indie pop, indie rock, piano rock
Label Epic
Producer Andy Green
Scouting for Girls chronology
Scouting for Girls
(2007)Scouting for Girls2007
Everybody Wants to Be on TV
The Light Between Us
(2012)The Light Between Us2012
Singles from Everybody Wants to Be on TV
  1. "This Ain't a Love Song"
    Released: 29 March 2010
  2. "Famous"
    Released: 18 July 2010
  3. "Don't Want to Leave You"
    Released: 10 October 2010
  4. "Take a Chance"
    Released: 10 December 2010
Alternative cover
Alternative cover

Everybody Wants to Be on TV is the second studio album by the English band Scouting for Girls.[1] It was released on 12 April 2010 through Epic. The first single on the album debuted on the Scott Mills BBC Radio 1 show on 15 January 2010. The album artwork was released on 19 January 2010.[2] It is the second time that producer Andy Green has collaborated with Scouting for Girls to produce an album.

The album was to be re-released and include the single "Love How It Hurts", which was released on 10 July 2011, but the re-release was cancelled due to the band working on their third studio album The Light Between Us and the single was instead featured on that album.


The album took over a year to initially write and prepare[3] but, in summer 2009, Scouting for Girls began recording the final album and had completed it by autumn. They had the initial album written but scrapped it after the 2008 BRIT Awards when they decided it needed rewriting.[4] On their official website, Roy Stride said:

We had the album written, but decided it just wasn't good enough so we trashed it and started over again. I just wanted to write the perfect pop song. We are perfectionists![5]


  • "This Ain't a Love Song" is the first single from the album Everybody Wants to Be on TV. It was described by Amazon.com as "a powerful, soaring song".[4] It was released on 28 March 2010 as a digital download, with the physical release the following day and debuted at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart on 4 April 2010, marking the band's most successful single to date.
  • "Famous" is the second single from the album and was released as a digital download on 11 July 2010, with the physical release the following day. On 4 July 2010, it debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 97.
  • "Don't Want to Leave You", is the third single from the album and is the new name for "Silly Song". It was released digitally on 10 October and physical release on the following day. It reached number 69 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • "Take a Chance", is the fourth single from the album and is the official soundtrack of the Dutch movie Loft. It was released on 10 December, the music video was also released on that same day.[6][7]
  • "Love How It Hurts" was to be the fifth single from the album and was to feature on the re-release of the album, however, the re-release was cancelled and Love How It Hurts ended up serving as the lead single from Scouting For Girl's following album, The Light Between Us.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
BBC (mixed) link[
entertainment.ie 1/5 stars link
The Guardian 2/5 stars[8]
The Independent 3/5 stars link
Metro 1/5 stars[9]
NME (0/10)[10]

Everybody Wants to Be on TV received mixed reviews garnering a score of 47/100 at aggregator website Metacritic.[11]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Roy Stride; all music composed by Roy Stride.

No. Title Length
1. "This Ain't a Love Song" 3:30
2. "Little Miss Naughty" 3:12
3. "Goodtime Girl" 3:13
4. "Famous" 2:35
5. "Silly Song" (since renamed "Don't Want to Leave You") 2:57
6. "On the Radio" 3:27
7. "Blue as Your Eyes" 3:42
8. "Posh Girls" 3:08
9. "1+1" 2:47
10. "Take a Chance" 5:19

Charts and certifications[edit]




  1. ^ "Press release at 'The Music Fix'". Retrieved 22 January 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ "New album artwork!". scoutingforgirls.co.uk. 19 January 2010. Archived from the original on 24 January 2010. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Stride, Roy; Greg Churchouse; Pete Ellard (19 March 2010). "A message from SFG!". scoutingforgirls.com. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Everybody Wants to Be on TV". Amazon.com. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Scouting for Girls announce new album details". scoutingforgirls.co.uk. 4 December 2009. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Nieuwe Video Scouting for Girls - Take a Chance". Dutch: Future Music Charts. Archived from the original on 26 December 2010. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  7. ^ Scouting For Girls Take a Chance Video clip - YouTube (Music video). YouTube. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  8. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (8 April 2010). "Scouting for Girls: Everybody Wants to Be on TV, CD review". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  9. ^ Arwa Haider Metro, 12 April 2010
  10. ^ Snapes, Laura (16 April 2010). "Album Review: Scouting For Girls -'Everybody Wants To Be On TV' (Epic)". NME. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Metacritic - Everybody Wants to Be on TV". Metacritic. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "British album certifications – Scouting for Girls – Everybody Wants to Be on TV". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Enter Everybody Wants to Be on TV in the search field and then press Enter.
  13. ^ Everybody Wants to Be on TV (booklet). Scouting for Girls. Epic Records. 2010. p. 9.