Everything (The Bangles album)

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The Bangles - Everything.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 18, 1988 (1988-10-18)
GenrePop rock
ProducerDavitt Sigerson
The Bangles chronology
Different Light
Greatest Hits
Singles from Everything
  1. "In Your Room"
    Released: October 1988
  2. "Eternal Flame"
    Released: February 17, 1989
  3. "Be with You"
    Released: 1989
  4. "I'll Set You Free"
    Released: 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB−[2]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[3]

Everything is the third studio album by American pop rock band the Bangles. It was released on October 18, 1988 through Columbia Records.

Just like its predecessor, Everything also produced a US Top 5 hit ("In Your Room"), and a number one single, "Eternal Flame," which became a chart-topper in almost every major chart around the world, among its released singles.

The 2008 reissue CD on the Wounded Birds label (WOU 4056) adds a bonus track: "In Your Room" (12" Remix). Two songs that were recorded for the album but not released were "What I Meant to Say", which was the B-side of "Eternal Flame", written by the Peterson sisters and sung by Debbi, as well as "Everything I Wanted", co-written and sung by Susanna Hoffs and released in 1990 on Greatest Hits.

Everything was the Bangles' last album before their nine-year hiatus from 1989 to 1998.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."In Your Room"Susanna Hoffs, Tom Kelly, Billy SteinbergHoffs3:33
2."Complicated Girl"Michael Steele, David WhiteSteele3:43
3."Bell Jar"Debbi Peterson, Vicki PetersonV. Peterson3:23
4."Something to Believe In"Eric Lowen, Dan Navarro, Steele, WhiteSteele4:10
5."Eternal Flame"Hoffs, Kelly, SteinbergHoffs4:03
6."Be With You"Walker Igleheart, D. PetersonD. Peterson3:05
7."Glitter Years"Steele, WhiteSteele3:44
8."I'll Set You Free"Hoffs, Lowen, NavarroHoffs4:32
9."Watching the Sky"Hoffs, V. PetersonV. Peterson4:17
10."Some Dreams Come True"Igleheart, D. PetersonD. Peterson3:33
11."Make a Play for Her Now"V. Peterson, Vinnie VincentV. Peterson3:53
12."Waiting for You"Hoffs, Kelly, SteinbergHoffs3:41
13."Crash and Burn"V. Peterson, Rachel SweetV. Peterson2:42


The Bangles
  • Susanna Hoffs – lead and backing vocals, guitars, percussion
  • Vicki Peterson – lead and backing vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, mandolin
  • Michael Steele – bass, lead and backing vocals, guitars, percussion
  • Debbi Peterson – drums, percussion, lead and backing vocals
Additional musicians


  • Producer – Davitt Sigerson
  • A&R – Ron Oberman
  • Engineer – John Beverly Jones
  • Additional Recording – Ken Felton
  • Assistant Engineers – Ken Felton and Joe Schiff
  • Recorded at Ocean Way Recording and Studio 55 (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Mixed by Frank Filipetti at Studio 55.
  • Mastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Art Direction – Nancy Donald and Tony Lane
  • Artwork – Lesley Schiff
  • Logo Design – David Coleman
  • Photography – Sheila Rock
  • Management – Miles Copeland III, Ian Lloyd-Bisley and Pamela Turbov at Firstars, Inc.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Date Peak position Certification
United States 1989 15 [4] Platinum [1]
United Kingdom December 1988 5 [5] Platinum [6]
The Netherlands April 1989 4  
Austria July 15, 1989 8 [7]  
Switzerland August 27, 1989 10 [8] Gold [9]
Australia July 30, 1989 7 [10] Platinum[11]


  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ Billboard.com Bangles album chart Accessed: October 28, 2006
  5. ^ EveryHit.co.uk UK Top 40 database Accessed: October 28. 2006
  6. ^ BPI.co.uk Certification Everything Accessed: November 4, 2006
  7. ^ AustrianCharts.at Everything page. Note: This is a biweekly chart Accessed: October 28, 2006
  8. ^ SwissCharts.com Everything page Accessed: October 28, 2006
  9. ^ SwissCharts.com Certifications 1989 Accessed: October 29, 2006
  10. ^ "australian-charts.com > Bangles - Everything (album)". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  11. ^ "1989 ARIA Albums Chart". ARIA. Retrieved March 11, 2016.

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