Everywhere (Michelle Branch song)

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"Everywhere"
Everywhere (Michelle Branch song).jpg
Single by Michelle Branch
from the album The Spirit Room
Released July 17, 2001; 16 years ago (2001-07-17)
Recorded 2001
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:36
Label Maverick
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) John Shanks
Michelle Branch singles chronology
"Everywhere"
(2001)
"All You Wanted"
(2001)
"Everywhere"
(2001)
"All You Wanted"
(2001)

"Everywhere" is a single released by American singer-songwriter Michelle Branch. It was written by Branch and John Shanks for her debut album, The Spirit Room (2001). The song was produced by John Shanks and was released in July 2001 by Maverick Records.

The song received positive reviews from critics praising its lyrical content and Branch's vocal performance. The song attained moderate success, reaching the top twenty in Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, the Philippines, Indonesia, and the United States.

There are two music videos for the song, one features Branch singing the song inside a rundown building and shows Branch posing for The Spirit Room photoshoot, this video was exclusively available via enhanced CDs until it was made available on iTunes in limited countries; the official and second music video shows Branch inside her apartment spying on her crush who also seems to be spying on her as well. The two finally meet each other at the end of the music video.

Background and writing[edit]

Branch told MTV in 2001:

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Everywhere" was directed by Liz Friedlander. The video shows Branch stalking a cute guy in the opposite apartment building while she plays her guitar in an empty room.

Branch told MTV in 2001, "Before we made the video, it was a big deal for me to help find the guy [who co-stars in it]. I was like, 'I'm taking over. Send all the photos to me. I have to pick the guy.' I was watching every WB show saying, 'He's cute. Can we contact him?' As a teenage girl, this was really exciting for me. They finally brought me the picture of the guy in my video, Jake Muxworthy. I was like, 'This is it. He has to be in it.' The scenes that he was in were so hard because I had this little crush on him. I would giggle and start blushing [when I saw him]. ... I think his girlfriend is probably going to track me down and kill me now."[1]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

"Everywhere" received positive reviews from critics praising its lyrical content and Branch's vocal performance.[2] Allmusic's Liana Jonas described the song "a lively and heartfelt song with electric-guitar power chords, spirited vocal delivery, and catchy chorus.".[2] Sputnikmusic reviewed the song "...starts with a nice acoustic intro which is joined in by drum, then the whole band for the chorus. While the music generally falls under pop, this song has a rockier edge to it."[3] IGN Music calls the song "...definitely catchy".[4] Sean Richardson of the Boston Phoenix made favourable comparisons between "Everywhere" and Vanessa Carlton's debut single "A Thousand Miles", saying, "it's a good-natured reverie, with none of the troubled soul searching that characterizes the work of Tori and Fiona. The song rocks enough to live up to those expectations and pop enough to race up the charts. It starts off pretty glossy, with Michelle singing the word "you’re" down the scale in three syllables over a fancy trip-hop drum loop. Then the slashing electric guitars and gang-harmony vocals come in, and before long she’s belting out an unforgettable dream-pop chorus. It’s a flawless pop production and an auspicious chart debut."[5]

Commercial reception[edit]

"Everywhere" peaked at number twelve on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on the week ending November 10, 2001. The song stayed on the charts for twenty weeks.[6] The song became Branch's first top twenty hit, as well as her third highest peaking single, after "The Game of Love" and "All You Wanted".

"Everywhere" remains Branch's most successful single worldwide. It did better in New Zealand, where it peaked at number two. "Everywhere" reached the top twenty in United Kingdom and Australia, where "Everywhere" is her only single that managed to crack within the top twenty.

Legacy[edit]

"Everywhere" has been covered by numerous artists, including Yellowcard, Sara Lumholdt and Master Blaster. "Everywhere" won "Viewer's Choice Award" in the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards.[7]

In popular culture[edit]

  • "Everywhere" is featured in the 2001 film, American Pie 2.
  • "Everywhere" is featured on the video game Karaoke Revolution Party.
  • "Everywhere" is featured on a Chase Bank commercial to emphasize the widespread locations of their ATM network.[8]
  • "Everywhere" is featured on an episode of Lizzie McGuire, "The First Kiss".
  • "Everywhere" was heard on Radio Disney around June 2004 and is available on its compilation Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 7.
  • "Everywhere" has been used for promos for Gilmore Girls on the WB.
  • "Everywhere" has been used for promos for 2002-03 Serie A season in Italy

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Everywhere" (3:36)
  2. "All You Wanted" [Unplugged Version] (3:35)
  3. "Goodbye to You" [Unplugged Version] (4:14)

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2001-02) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[9] 19
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[10] 2
Brazilian Singles Chart (ABPD)[11] 24
France (SNEP)[12] 60
Germany (Official German Charts)[13] 90
Indonesia (RIAI) 1
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[14] 28
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[15] 2
Italy (FIMI)[16] 28
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[17] 15
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[18] 46
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[19] 51
Ukraine (FDR Pop Singles)[20] 8
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[21] 18
US Billboard Hot 100[22] 12
US Radio Songs (Billboard)[23] 12
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[24] 5

End of year charts[edit]

Year Country Ranking
2002 Australia 80[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Michelle Branch: "She's Everywhere"". MTV. 2001. Archived from the original on September 28, 2008. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Jonas, Lianas. "The Spirit Room Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Michelle Branch The Spirit Room". musiciansforum.com. Retrieved 10-04-17.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ McGrath, James (2003-09-04). "The Spirit Room Review". IGN. Retrieved 2010-04-17. 
  5. ^ Richardson, Sean. "DIY divas: Michelle Branch and Vanessa Carlton" Archived March 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.. Boston Phoenix. May 16—May 23, 2002. Retrieved April 17-28, 2010.
  6. ^ Billboard - Everywhere - Michelle Branch
  7. ^ Michelle Branch Awards Archived 2011-09-30 at the Wayback Machine. michellebranch.com April 17, 2010
  8. ^ "Chase featuring "Everywhere" by Michelle Branch". YouTube. 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  9. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Michelle Branch – Everywhere". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Michelle Branch – Everywhere" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  11. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Michelle Branch – Everywhere" (in French). Les classement single.
  13. ^ "Musicline.de – Michelle Branch Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Michelle Branch – Everywhere" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 2010-08-31.
  15. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Michelle Branch – Everywhere". Top 40 Singles.
  16. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Michelle Branch – Everywhere". Top Digital Download.
  17. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2010-08-31.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Michelle Branch – Everywhere". Swiss Singles Chart.
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Michelle Branch – Everywhere". Singles Top 100.
  20. ^ . FDR Music Charts https://web.archive.org/web/20141006223406/http://www.fdr.com.ua/compilation/P/75/. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2015-07-12.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  21. ^ "Michelle Branch: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2010-08-31.
  22. ^ "Michelle Branch – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Michelle Branch.
  23. ^ "Michelle Branch – Chart history" Billboard Radio Songs for Michelle Branch.
  24. ^ "Michelle Branch – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for Michelle Branch.
  25. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2002". Aria.com.au. Archived from the original on 2012-02-07. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 

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