Everything Zen

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"Everything Zen"
Single by Bush
from the album Sixteen Stone
Released 28 January 1995 (1995-01-28)
Format CD
Recorded 1994
Genre Grunge
Length 4:38 (Album version)
4:02 (Edit)
Label Trauma
Writer(s) Gavin Rossdale
Producer(s) Clive Langer, Alan Winstanley, Bush
Bush singles chronology
"Everything Zen"
"Little Things"

"Everything Zen" is the debut single released by British alternative rock band Bush in early 1995 from their debut album Sixteen Stone.

Music video[edit]

The video was the first video Bush had ever made. The video was directed by Matt Mahurin, who also makes an appearance in the video wearing a mask, and was shot on 12 and 13 November 1994. Scenes from the video were recreated in the opening credits of the TV series Millennium.

Gavin Rossdale on the making of the video:

"I hadn't even seen that many videos before making this because I never had MTV. I just remember that it felt weird miming with all those people standing around, but you soon get over that. Obviously, this video was hugely important in breaking us in America."[1]


The song was parodied on Bill Nye the Science Guy in the episode "Animal Locomotion".

Commercial performance[edit]

Although it did not achieve immediate success, it eventually reached number two on the Billboard Modern Rock Chart, number 5 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and Canadian Rock/Alternative chart and number 40 on the Hot 100 Airplay since it failed to hit the Hot 100 that year.

Track listing[edit]

  • European CD Single 6544-95794-2
    1. "Everything Zen (Radio Edit)"
    2. "Bud"
    3. "Monkey" (LP Version)
    4. "Everything Zen" (LP Version)
  • European 12-inch Vinyl A8196T
    1. "Everything Zen" (Radio Edit)
    2. "Bud"
    3. "Monkey" (LP Version)
    4. "Everything Zen" (LP Version)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
Australia ARIA Charts Singles Chart[2] 41
Canadian RPM Alternative 30 5
Netherlands MegaCharts Singles Chart[3] 45
UK Singles Chart[4] 99
US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 40
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 5
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 2


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