Everywhere (Fleetwood Mac song)

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"Everywhere"
Single by Fleetwood Mac
from the album Tango in the Night
B-side "When I See You Again"
Released November 28, 1987 (USA)
February 24, 1988 (UK)
Format
Recorded 1985-1987
Genre Soft rock
Length 3:41 (album)
5:40 (extended)
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Christine McVie
Producer(s)
Fleetwood Mac UK singles chronology
"Family Man"
(1987)
"Everywhere"
(1988)
"Isn't It Midnight"
(1988)
Fleetwood Mac US singles chronology
"Tango in the Night"
(1987)
"Everywhere"
(1988)
"Family Man"
(1988)

"Everywhere" is a single released by the British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac from their album Tango in the Night, written by Christine McVie who also performs lead vocals on the song.

Background[edit]

"Everywhere" was released in the United Kingdom on February 24, 1988 and reached #4 there. In the United States, it was released earlier on November 28, 1987 and reached number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and went to #1 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart, remaining there for three weeks.[1] The song also reached #45 in Australia.

After featuring in an advert for UK mobile phone provider 3,[2] the song re-entered the UK Singles Chart and peaked at number 15 in March 2013. As a result of this newfound success, the song was featured on the compilation disc, Now That's What I Call Music! 84 in March 2013[3] as well as having appeared on the compilation album The Hits Album 8 in July 1988. The single has been certified Silver in the UK for digital sales in excess of 200,000.

A 12-inch single was also issued, and featured an extended dance version and dub version. "Everywhere" also marked the first CD-single release by the band in most territories.[citation needed] All formats included the B-side "When I See You Again", a track taken from the Tango in the Night album; the 12" format featured an extended mix of "Everywhere", and the CD-single contained bonus tracks "Rhiannon" and "Say You Love Me" from the 1975 album Fleetwood Mac.

The video of the song is a visual depiction of the poem The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. There are two versions of the video; one features the story with members of the band appearing throughout, while the other doesn't feature the band at all.

Track listing[edit]

12" UK single (Warner Brothers Records W8143T)
  1. "Everywhere" (extended version) – 5:40
  2. "Everywhere" (LP version) – 3:48
  3. "Everywhere" (dub) – 3:50
  4. "When I See You Again"

Chart positions[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
United Kingdom (BPI)[12] Silver

Cover versions[edit]

  • In 1996, a cover by Chaka Khan was included on her greatest hits collection Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1
  • In 2000, the English group S Club sampled the backing track for their song "Summertime Feeling" off their album Sunshine.
  • In 2004, a dance cover was released by electronic band Climax.[13]
  • In 2005, the song was covered by Australian group Moustache, featuring singer Melinda Jackson. This version is a house music version that peaked at #19 on the Australian charts.[14]
  • The song was also covered by Vampire Weekend
  • Hot Chip covers this song as a medley with their song "Hold On" during live performances.
  • Ida Redig, 2013 SoFo Records, Under exclusive license to Universal Music AB
  • Electric Six covered the song on their cover-album Mimicry and Memories (2015) after performing it at a string of live gigs.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 94. 
  2. ^ "3 commercial on YouTube featuring Everywhere". Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "'Everywhere' on NOW That's What I Call Music! 84". Amazon. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "ultratop.be Fleetwood Mac – "Little Lies"" (ASP). Hung Medien (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 47, No. 19". RPM. 27 February 1988. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Adult Contemporary - Volume 47, No. 19". RPM. 27 February 1988. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "dutchcharts.nl Fleetwood Mac – "Little Lies"" (ASP). Hung Medien. MegaCharts. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Search the Charts" (enter "Fleetwood Mac" into the "Search by Artist" box, then select "Search"). Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "charts.org.nz Fleetwood Mac – "Little Lies"" (ASP). Hung Medien. Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Fleetwood Mac > Artists > Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c "Allmusic: Tango in the Night: Charts & Awards". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "British single certifications – Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Everywhere in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  13. ^ "Climax (5) - Everywhere". Discogs. Retrieved 2008-09-04. 
  14. ^ [1]. Australian-charts.com. Retrieved June 14, 2008.
  15. ^ "Final track listing for Mimicry and Memories". Retrieved 29 March 2015. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Got My Mind Set on You" by George Harrison
Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one single
January 16, 1988
Succeeded by
"Could've Been" by Tiffany