Everything I'm Not

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"Everything I'm Not"
Veronicas - Everything I'm Not.jpg
Single by The Veronicas
from the album The Secret Life of.../Hook Me Up: UK Edition
Released 22 November 2005 (2005-11-22) (Australia)
Format CD, digital download
Recorded 2005
Genre Pop rock,[1]
Length 3:23
Label Sire
Songwriter(s) Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Jessica Origliasso, Lisa Origliasso, Rami
Producer(s) Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Rami
The Veronicas singles chronology
"Everything I'm Not"
"When It All Falls Apart"

"Everything I'm Not"
"When It All Falls Apart"
Alternative covers
Digital cover
Digital cover
Alternative covers
New Zealand cover
New Zealand cover

"Everything I'm Not" is the second single released in 2005 from The Veronicas' album The Secret Life of.... It reached #7 on the ARIA Singles Charts and has been certified Gold (over 35,000 units shipped).

The song is also featured in the trailer to the 2007 live-action Bratz film.

Critical reception[edit]

Kelefa Sanneh from the New York Times named it amongst some of the excellent songs on the album, calling it "[...] loud [and] melancholy[...]".[2] Preston Jones from Slant Magazine stated that it felt "[...] like the estrogenically inclined counterparts to the boy-toy confection that is the Click Five's Greetings From Imrie House."[3] Ryan Dombal from Entertainment Weekly reviewed the remix version of "Everything I'm Not", stating that the track might finally break them into the US mainstream.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

"Everything I'm Not" was released in Australia on 22 November 2005.[5] The song made its debut on the chart on issue date 4 December 2005 at number thirteen.[6] After a steady climb up the charts for eight weeks, the song made its peak at number seven on 22 January 2006, where it stayed for one week before it slowly moved off the top 50.[7] The single was certified gold with shipments of over 7,500 copies.[8]

In New Zealand the single made its chart debut at number ten but only remained on the chart for nine weeks, its last position at number twenty-one.[9] In Europe it peaked at number fourteen on the Belgium Ultratip charts at number three.[10]

Live performances[edit]

The Veronicas performed "Everything I'm Not" on television shows such as Dancing With the Stars,[11] The Panel,[12] Sunrise,[13] Live at the Chapel[14] and the 2006 ARIA Music Awards.[15] They also performed live recordings of the song on Sessions@AOL[16] and in 2009 they performed the song on UK radio station Capital FM to promote the single's release.[17] On 10 September 2009, they performed the song live at the Oxford Art Factory on Oxford Street in Paddington, Sydney as part of the MasterCard's Priceless Music Events.[18]

Music video[edit]

The "Everything I'm Not" music video featured The Veronicas singing with their band while trashing a car of an ex-boyfriend, apparently named Ryan, for cheating on Lisa by painting and smashing the car with paint buckets while the ex-boyfriend looked on from a video camera. When it's too much for the ex-boyfriend to handle, he drops his cell phone on the ground. In the end, it seems like the police catch them doing it and they slam down the camera, smashing the ex-boyfriend's chances of seeing his car for the final time.

Formats and track listings[edit]

  • CD single
  1. "Everything I'm Not" – 3:23
  2. "4ever" (Claude le Gache Extended Vocal) – 7:17
  3. "4ever" (Mac Quayle Break Mix) – 7:20
  • U.S. promo maxi single
  1. "Everything I'm Not" (Jason Nevins Extended Mix) – 6:11
  2. "Everything I'm Not" (Jason Nevins Remix Edit) – 3:11
  3. "Everything I'm Not" (Jason Nevins Electromagnetic Dub) – 6:12
  4. "Everything I'm Not" (Claude le Gache Club Mix) – 7:09
  5. "Everything I'm Not" (Claude le Gache Edit) – 3:59
  6. "Everything I'm Not" (Claude le Gache Mixshow) – 6:01
  7. "Everything I'm Not" (Eddie Baez Mix) – 8:59

Remix EP Digital download (13 June 2006)

  1. "Everything I'm Not" (Jason Nevins Remix Edit) – 3:30
  2. "Everything I'm Not" (Claude Le Gache Edit) – 3:59
  3. "Everything I'm Not" (Claude Le Gache Mixshow) – 6:02

Remix EP Digital download (DJ Version) (13 June 2006)

  1. "Everything I'm Not" (Jason Nevins Extended Mix) – 6:12
  2. "Everything I'm Not" (Jason Nevins Electromagnetic Dub) – 6:13
  3. "Everything I'm Not" (Claude Le Gache Club Mix) – 7:08
  4. "Everything I'm Not" (Eddie Beez Mix) – 8:57

iTunes EP (28 February 2006)

  1. "Everything I'm Not" – 3:22
  2. "Everything I'm Not" (Claude le Gache Mixshow) – 6:02
  3. "4ever" (E Smoove Club) – 7:17
  4. "4ever" (Claude le Gache Dub) – 7:16


Chart (2005) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[19] 7
Chart (2006) Peak
New Zealand Singles Chart[19] 10
Belgian Ultratip Singles Chart (Flanders)[19] 3

End of year charts[edit]

Year Country Chart Position
2006 Australia ARIA #48[20]

Sales and certifications[edit]

Provider Sales Certification
Australia 35,000+ Gold[21]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
Australia 22 November 2005[22] CD single
United States May 2006[23]
13 June 2006[24] Digital download
28 February 2006[25] iTunes Ep


  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r1038358
  2. ^ The New York Times review. Critics' Choice: New CD's New York Times. Accessed 11 December 2009.
  3. ^ Slant Magazine review. The Veronicas The Secret Life of the Veronicas Archived 11 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine. Slant Magazine. Accessed 11 December 2009.
  4. ^ Entertainment Weekly review. Download This THE VERONICAS, EVERYTHING I'M NOT (JASON NEVINS REMIX) EW.com. Accessed 11 December 2009.
  5. ^ Everything I'm Not release date. Everything I'm Not release date maxmartinfansite.com. Accessed 8 December 2009.
  6. ^ ARIA Charts 8 December 2005. ARIA Singles Chart date December 4, 2005 australian-charts.com. Accessed 8 December 2009.
  7. ^ Everything I'm Not charts. Everything I'm Not Chart peaks australian-charts.com. Accessed 8 December 2009.
  8. ^ Everything I'm Not Accreditation. ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2006 Singles Australian Recording Industry Association. Accessed 8 December 2009.
  9. ^ Everything I'm Not NZ chart peaks. New Zealand chart peaks charts.org.nz. Accessed 8 December 2009.
  10. ^ Everything I'm Not Belgium chart peaks. Belgium chart peaks ultratop.be. Accessed 8 December 2009.
  11. ^ Dancing With the Stars live performance. The Veronicas Dancing With The Stars Performance Everything I'm Not on YouTube. Accessed 20 November 2009.
  12. ^ The Panel live performance. The Veronicas, Everything I'm Not (Acoustic) Live at Panel X on YouTube. Accessed 20 November 2009.
  13. ^ Sunrise live performance. The Veronicas – Everything I'm Not (Live Acoustic) on YouTube. Accessed 20 November 2009.
  14. ^ Live at the Chapel performance. Live at the Chapel: The Veronicas Smh.com.au. Accessed 3 November 2009.
  15. ^ ARIA Awards 2006 live performance. Your access-all ARIAs pass Smh.com.au. Accessed 20 November 2009.
  16. ^ Sessions@AOL EP. AOL Sessions Live by The Veronicas Yahoo! Music. Accessed 3 November 2009.
  17. ^ Capital FM live recording. The Veronicas live session Capital FM. Accessed 23 November 2009.
  18. ^ MasterCard live performance. The Veronicas at Oxford Art Factory Liveguide.com.au. Accessed 23 November 2009.
  19. ^ a b c Everything I'm Not charts. THE VERONICAS – EVERYTHING I'M NOT (SONG) australian-charts.com. Accessed 23 November 2009.
  20. ^ Everything I'm Not end of year charts. ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Singles 2006 Australian Recording Industry Association. Accessed 23 November 2009.
  21. ^ Everything I'm Not accreditations. ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2006 Singles Australian Recording Industry Association. Accessed 23 November 2009.
  22. ^ Everything I'm Not Australian release date Amazon.com. Accessed 11 December 2009.
  23. ^ Everything I'm Not US single release date Discogs.com. Accessed 11 December 2009.
  24. ^ Everything I'm Not US digital single release date iTunes Store. Accessed 11 December 2009.
  25. ^ Everything I'm Not US EP release date iTunes Store. Accessed 11 December 2009.

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