Everything to Everyone (song)

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"Everything to Everyone"
Everything to Everyone.jpg
Single by Everclear
from the album So Much for the Afterglow
ReleasedSeptember 9, 1997
GenreAlternative rock[1]
Songwriter(s)Art Alexakis, Greg Eklund, Craig Montoya
Producer(s)Art Alexakis, Neal Avron
Everclear singles chronology
"You Make Me Feel Like a Whore"
"Everything to Everyone"
"I Will Buy You a New Life"
Music video
"Everything to Everyone" on YouTube

"Everything to Everyone" is a song by American alternative rock band Everclear, released as the first single off their album So Much for the Afterglow (1997). It was commercially successful, topping the US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart in December 1997. It also hit No. 15 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and No. 43 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart, as chart rules at the time prevented it from reaching the main Hot 100 listing.

The song was used in the film American Pie, but did not appear on the soundtrack.[2]

A music video was produced to promote the single.[3]


In an October 2003 interview with Songfacts, lead singer Art Alexakis explained the meaning behind "Everything to Everyone":

It's kind of an angry song. That person is within everybody, I think everybody has this ability to try and be everything to everyone, to try to please. I think there are two aspects of it - there's the pleaser, who doesn't always show his true self, always plays nice and as time goes on shows more and more of himself, but there's also the people who are everything to everyone who are manipulators and users.

When asked if the song had "anything to do with the record business", Alexakis replied, "Oh yeah. Anything in the entertainment business you'll find people who are slimy."[4]


Chart (1997) Peak
Australian Singles Chart (ARIA)[5] 40
Canada RPM Singles Chart[6] 40
Canadian RPM Alternative 30[7] 1
UK Singles Chart[8] 41
US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 43
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks[9] 15
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[10] 1


  1. ^ https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7640665/1997-alternative-rock-songs-turning-20-2017
  2. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0163651/soundtrack
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1vQJFF2TKQ
  4. ^ "Art Alexakis of Everclear". Songfacts. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  5. ^ "Discography Everclear". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  6. ^ "RPM 100 Hit Tracks". RPM. Toronto. January 26, 1998. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  7. ^ "RPM Alternative 30". RPM. Toronto. December 1, 1997. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  8. ^ "Everclear". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  9. ^ "Everclear – Chart History: Mainstream Rock Tracks". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  10. ^ "Everclear – Chart History: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 2, 2013.

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