I Want It All (Karmin song)

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"I Want It All"
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Single by Karmin
from the album Pulses
ReleasedJanuary 28, 2014 (2014-01-28)
FormatDigital download
Producer(s)Ryan Williamson
Karmin singles chronology
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  • "I Want It All"
  • (2014)
Music video
"I Want It All" on YouTube

"I Want It All" is a song by American music duo Karmin. It was released on January 28, 2014, as the second single from their debut studio album, Pulses (2014).[2] The single was written by group members Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, and songwriter Ester Dean.

Background and concept[edit]

"I Want It All" is a disco and funk inspired song. It is most notable for Heidemann's lack of rapping, which is a common trait in most of their other work.[2][3]

Critical reception[edit]

"I Want It All" received positive reviews from mainstream music critics and fans alike. The most popular criticism of "I Want It All" is that unlike their previous work, "I Want It All" does not include Heidemann's signature rapping.[3] Some people think that "I Want It All" was an interesting departure and prefer it over their previous single, "Acapella". Comparisons have been made to Justin Timberlake's "Take Back the Night" because of its slick disco-tinged pop tune.[4] MTV Buzzworthy noted that "I Want It All" has a mixture of Justin Timberlake's "Take Back the Night" and DJ Cassidy, Jessie J and Robin Thicke's "Calling All Hearts".[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video and/or lyric video was released on YouTube on the release date of the single, January 28, 2014. According to Heidemann, the lyric video is something like the music video. "We just shot the video," Amy said. "We just threw up a lyric video which is actually the storyboard of the video." The duo got the idea from the storyboard and they wanted to show off their drawings in the video. “Every time you make a music video they make a storyboard and I was like, these drawings are really great, why don’t we show that to the fans so they can see how it turned out on the 28th,” Amy added.[6]

The official music video was released on February 21, 2014 on YouTube and Vevo. It shows the couple singing, dancing, playing instruments while their backup dancers dance in roller skates.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
  1. "I Want It All" – 3:47

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Pulses album liner notes.[8]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[9] 39


  1. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pulses/id824306747
  2. ^ a b Rought, Karen (21 December 2013). "Karmin releases (rap-free) new single 'I Want It All'". Hypable.com. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  3. ^ a b ymschaap (10 December 2013). "New Music: Karmin - "I Want It All"". Zimbio and DirectLyrics.com. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  4. ^ Wass, Mike (11 December 2013). "Karmin return with bubbly soul-pop delight "I Want It All":Listen". Idolator. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  5. ^ Rubenstein, Jenna Harry (12 December 2013). "Karmin's 'I Want It All' is the epic disco-tinged Karmin jam you never saw it coming". MTV Buzzworthy. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  6. ^ Cage, Joe (22 January 2014). "Karmin talks inspirations for their new single 'I Want It All'". hitzoneonline.com. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  7. ^ Rought, Karen (February 21, 2014). "Karmin releases 'I Want It All' official music video". Hypable. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  8. ^ Pulses (liner notes). Karmin. Epic Records. 2014.
  9. ^ "Karmin Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.