Everybody in Love

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"Everybody in Love"
Jls Everybody in Love.jpg
Single by JLS
from the album JLS
Released 1 November 2009
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre R&B, pop
Length 3:16
Label Epic, Jive
Songwriter(s) Jonathan Rotem, Wayne Hector, David D.A. Doman
Producer(s) J.R. Rotem
JLS singles chronology
"Beat Again"
"Everybody in Love"
"One Shot"
"Beat Again"
"Everybody in Love"
"One Shot"
Alternative covers
United States Single Cover
United States Single Cover

"Everybody in Love" is the second single by English boyband JLS from their self-titled debut album.[1][2][3] The song was released as a digital download on 1 November 2009, followed by a physical release the following day.[4] The song became the band's second number one single in the UK on 8 November 2009,[5] with a total of 460,000 copies being sold so far in the UK,[6] earning the single a Gold certification.[7] The song was released to U.S. Mainstream Top 40 radio on 23 February 2010, but failed to chart on Billboard Hot 100.[8]


According to co-writer Wayne Hector, "Everybody in Love" was intended to be the lead single from JLS until A&R Nick Raphael changed his mind at the last minute and opted instead for "Beat Again".[9]

Critical reception[edit]

To date, "Everybody in Love" has garnered mixed to positive reviews. Digital Spy said that: "Groundbreaking it ain't, but Everybody in Love is catchy, feelgood and thoroughly likable. It's also as mushy as the peas at your local chip shop, with the boys issuing this imperative at the start of the song and again towards the end: "Everybody in love, go on put your hands up." If we could listen, type and wave our phone above our head all at the same time, believe us we would be." Popjustice also said "Everybody In Love is so in need of its own 'HRNK' - that international sound effect of the quite good pop tune - that it actually opens with the sound of a rave horn. You cannot say fairer than that."[10]

FemaleFirst stated that the song was "Pretty much what we all expected from this JLS single ‘Everybody in Love’. It follows the idea that if you repeat a catchy chorus 100 times then it will become anthemic-a song to sing along to in a club after a few WKD's". They also stated that "Despite it being uber-predictable, the track works on a surface level and the catchy tune will prove a hit, especially with teenagers, and so in that respect it does the job. It would be nice to hear something a bit less obvious for their next effort".[11]

Music video[edit]

The video for "Everybody in Love" was shot in August 2009 at Pico House in Los Angeles, and was the bands' first music video to be shot there. The music video was released in the UK in late September 2009. It shows JLS performing to a crowd of people on a purpose built stage, as well as solo shots of the individual members being accompanied by a love interest that they sing to.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Everybody In Love" - 3:16
  2. "Spell It Out" - 3:54

Promotion and performances[edit]

JLS made their first live performance of the song on the results show of The X Factor on 1 November 2009, the day that the single was released for download. They would return later in the series to perform the song at the series' final with Alexandra Burke, where the song was performed as part of a mix with Burke's own #1 single "Bad Boys". The song was also performed on numerous TV shows throughout promotion of the single and the JLS album, including children's TV shows TMi and Blue Peter, daytime shows GMTV and This Morning, plus events such as BBC Switch Live, T4 Stars of 2009 and the annual BBC Children in Need telethon and that year's Christmas edition of Top of the Pops.

The song is traditionally the encore number on their live tours, and after the last chorus ends with a call and response chant between the band and the audience: 'Now everybody say JLS/Now everybody say JLS/Forever, and ever'. The band also performed this song in 2010 at T4 on the Beach and their special for Channel 4's The Album Chart Show, and their ITV1 Christmas special This is JLS, and again in 2011 for The Album Chart Show for the special to promote their 3rd album, Jukebox.

Chart performance[edit]

"Everybody in Love" entered the Irish Singles Chart on 5 November 2009 at number 2.[12] The song reached number 1 in the UK Singles Chart on 9 November with over 100,000 copies sold in the first week, before dropping to number 3 on 15 November.[13]


Chart (2009-10) Peak
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[14] 4
Ireland (IRMA)[15] 2
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[16] 1
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[17] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[18] 1
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[19] 38

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
UK Singles Chart 42
Preceded by
"Fight for This Love" by Cheryl Cole
UK Singles Chart number-one single
8 November 2009
Succeeded by
"Meet Me Halfway" by The Black Eyed Peas
UK Download Chart number-one download
8 November 2009
Preceded by
"Down" by Jay Sean featuring Lil Wayne
UK R&B Chart number-one single
8 November 2009

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
UK & Ireland 1 November 2009[20] Digital download Epic Records
2 November 2009[21] CD single
United States 9 February 2010[22] Digital download Jive Records
23 February 2010[8] Mainstream Radio


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  2. ^ "JLS - Everybody In Love". Radio Aire. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 
  3. ^ "JLS Confirm Second Single Details". 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 
  4. ^ "cd singles coming soon - JLS - Everybody in Love". HMV. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 
  5. ^ "JLS oust Cole from top of chart". BBC. 2009-11-08. Retrieved 2009-11-09. 
  6. ^ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/news/a475762/jls-top-10-best-selling-tracks-revealed-beat-again-leads-list.html
  7. ^ "JLS and Kylie top charts". Music Week. 
  8. ^ a b "Top 40/M Future Releases - Mainstream Hit Songs Being Released and Their Release Dates ..." All Access. 
  9. ^ "Interview with Wayne Hector", HitQuarters, 1 February 2010.
  10. ^ "'Everybody In Love' By JLS". Popjustice. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  11. ^ "Blake Review: JLS - Everybody In Love". FemaleFirst. 2009-10-12. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  12. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". irishcharts.ie. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. 
  13. ^ "JLS knock Cheryl Cole off No.1". Digital Spy. 
  14. ^ "Charts". Billboard. 
  15. ^ "Chart Track: Week 45, 2009". Irish Singles Chart.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  17. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  18. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  19. ^ "JLS Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  20. ^ "iTunes Store". apple.com. 
  21. ^ "HMV - Music, Films, & Games - HMV.com". HMV.com - home of entertainment. 
  22. ^ "Amazon.com: Everybody In Love: JLS: MP3 Downloads". amazon.com. 

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