Party All the Time
|"Party All the Time"|
|Single by Eddie Murphy|
|from the album How Could It Be|
|Released||May 23, 1985|
|Length||4:08 (Album version)|
9:31 (Extended 12" version)
|Eddie Murphy singles chronology|
"Party All the Time" is a 1985 single by comedian and actor Eddie Murphy, written and produced by Rick James and Kevin Johnston. It was the lead single from Murphy's debut album How Could It Be. The single was recorded at James' home studio in Buffalo, New York. It reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks, behind "Say You, Say Me" by Lionel Richie. Rick James also provided vocals for the song.
The song is a lament by the singer that despite the expensive things he gives her, his girlfriend prefers to spend her time out dancing and flirting with other men, rather than staying at home and showing affection for him.
Since 2014, the song has enjoyed a mini resurgence in Scotland thanks largely to the supporters of St Johnstone F.C., who now have adopted it as an unofficial club anthem.
The LA Times placed the song at #1 on "The Video Bottom 10" list.
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||26|
|Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)||16|
|Germany (Media Control Charts)||9|
|New Zealand (RIANZ)||3|
|United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company)||87|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||2|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles||8|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales||7|
|U.S. Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles||19|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||7|
|US Billboard Hot 100||447|
Appearances in popular culture
- In the 1980s, the syndicated television show Pro Wrestling This Week used the song as its opening and closing theme.
- In April 2007, the song was featured on the TV series Scrubs in Season 6, Episode 16 "My Words of Wisdom". The gospel at J.D.'s (fantasized) funeral sings it as one of his last requests.
- In November 2012, the song was used in Season 4, Episode 7 of Regular Show, entitled "Guy's Night."
- In December 2017, it was used in Season 16, Episode 8 of Family Guy, called " Crimes and Meg's Demeanor".
Australian Pirate Metal band Lagerstein released a cover version in 2018.
Samples and remixes
- "Party All the Time". Billboard.com.
- Bryson, Barbara (February 6, 1986). "The Video Bottom 10". The Los Angeles Times.
1-"Party All the Time," Eddie Murphy. "Ye Gods-Gumby goes disco"-Barbara Bryson, L.A.
- Belgium peak
- Canada peak
- Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3.
- Germany peak
- New Zealand peak
- "Billboard Top 100 - 1986". Archived from the original on March 1, 2009. Retrieved May 13, 2011.
- "Hot 100 turns 60". Billboard. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
- Savage, Phil (November 18, 2014). "GTA 5 PC's expanded soundtrack revealed". PC Gamer. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
- Chadbourne, Eugene. "Weird Al Yankovic – Polka Party!". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
- Goldberg, Lesley (February 24, 2014). "Glee's 100th Episode Song List Revealed". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
- "Sharam - Party All The Time".
- "Asher Roth's Party Girl sample of Eddie Murphy's Party All the Time". WhoSampled. Retrieved April 29, 2012.