Everyday (Dave Matthews Band song)
|Single by Dave Matthews Band|
|from the album Everyday|
|Released||November 15, 2001|
|Length||4:44 (Album version)
4:10 (Radio edit)
|Writer(s)||Glen Ballard, Dave Matthews|
|Dave Matthews Band singles chronology|
"Everyday" is the closing track and third radio single from Dave Matthews Band's album Everyday. It reached #36 on the Top 40 Mainstream, #38 on Modern Rock Tracks, and #8 on Adult Top 40. A live version of "Everyday" is featured on the Dave Matthews Band compilation album The Best of What's Around Vol. 1. The song evolved from an earlier DMB song entitled "#36" and references The Beatles' song All You Need Is Love.
When the song is played live, the song "#36" is mixed in with the song "Everyday." It is also a tradition for the crowd to sing, "Hani, Hani, come and dance with me" during the parts of the song that #36 mixes in with. This can be heard on such CDs as The Best of What's Around Vol. 1, Live Trax Vol. 6, The Gorge, Live at Folsom Field, Boulder, Colorado, and on Weekend on the Rocks.
An acoustic version of the song was played live on February 28, 2001 by Dave Matthews and Trey Anastasio during the latter's solo performance at the Landmark Theatre in Richmond, Virginia.
The song was not originally supposed to be the third single from the album. "When the World Ends" was originally supposed to be the single, but after 9/11 it was thought that the dark title would not be appropriate.
A music video for the song was concepted and directed by then TBWA\Chiat\Day North America creative director Chuck McBride, cinematographed by Lance Acord and produced by Tim Harman through New York production company cYclops in 2001. It features actor Judah Friedlander walking around hugging people (mostly in the band's hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia and Greenwich Village), including Conan O'Brien, Vincent Pastore, Sheryl Crow, Blue Man Group, Tiki Barber and Hallie Kate Eisenberg, as well as the band themselves. The video is a response to the general feeling immediately following the September 11th attacks.
Cultural references and parodies
The song was featured in the third episode of The Paper, after Alex and his new girlfriend kiss for the first time at a Dave Matthews Band concert.
- "Everyday" (radio edit) - 4:10
- "Everyday" (album version) - 4:44
- "Everyday" (live version) - 9:31
|US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles||1|
|US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks||38|
|US Billboard Adult Top 40||8|
- Martell, Nevin. "Dave Matthews Band: Music for the People," page 57. Simon and Schuster, 2004.