Everything Is Average Nowadays

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"Everything Is Average Nowadays"
Single by Kaiser Chiefs
from the album Yours Truly, Angry Mob
B-side "I Like to Fight",
"Out of My Depth"
Released 21 May 2007
Format 7" single, CD single, digital download
Genre Indie rock
Length 2:44
Label B-Unique Records
Writer(s) Ricky Wilson, Andrew White, Simon Rix, Nick Baines, and Nick Hodgson
Producer(s) Stephen Street
Kaiser Chiefs singles chronology
"Everything Is Average Nowadays"
"The Angry Mob"
Yours Truly, Angry Mob track listing
"My Kind of Guy"
"Everything Is Average Nowadays"
"Boxing Champ"

"Everything Is Average Nowadays" is a song by English rock band Kaiser Chiefs and is the ninth track on their second album, Yours Truly, Angry Mob. The song was released as the second single from that album in the United Kingdom on 21 May 2007 (see 2007 in British music).[1] At the band's gig at Shepherds Bush Empire on 3 March that year, singer Ricky Wilson had introduced the song as "the second single from the album", leading to the initial speculation. The single was confirmed on 25 March on the band's website.

The title of the song is often seen as an allusion to the Buzzcocks song "Everybody's Happy Nowadays". It also seems to be heavily influenced by Blur to whom the band is often unfavourably compared.

A live version of the song recorded in Berlin during the band's tour there in November 2006 was released in the United States on 13 March 2007 as part of a promotional disc offered at Best Buy stores.[2] It has been noted by some fans that the version included on the promo CD is actually the studio version, rather than the live version as stated on the card sleeve.[citation needed]

Both the CD and 7" formats of the single were issued at a limited run, and was deleted one week after its release.[3]

The song has been covered by The Little Ones, which is available on a 7" single with the Kaiser Chiefs' "Love's Not a Competition (But I'm Winning)".

Track listing[edit]

  • 7" BUN125-7
  1. "Everything Is Average Nowadays"
  2. "I Like to Fight"
    • This song can also be found as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of "Yours Truly, Angry Mob" and the edition offered at American Best Buy stores.
  • CD BUN125CD
  1. "Everything Is Average Nowadays"
  2. "Out of My Depth"


Chart (2007) Peak
Dutch Top 40[4] 91
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles[5] 56
German Singles Chart[6] 99
UK Singles Chart[7] 19


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