Party All the Time
|"Party All the Time"|
|Single by Eddie Murphy|
|from the album How Could It Be|
|Released||May 23, 1985|
|Writer(s)||Rick James, Eddie Murphy|
|Eddie Murphy singles chronology|
"Party All the Time" is a single originally recorded by comedian and actor Eddie Murphy in 1985, written and produced by Rick James and Kevin Johnston at James' home studio in Buffalo, New York. The single reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, kept off the top spot by Lionel Richie's "Say You, Say Me". Rick James also provided some 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.
|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|
Covers and appearances
In the 1980s, a syndicated television show titled Pro Wrestling This Week used the song as its opening and closing theme.
In 2007, the song was featured on the hit TV series Scrubs in the Season 6 episode "My Words of Wisdom". The gospel at J.D.'s (fantasized) funeral sings it as one of his last requests.
In 2012, the song was used in season 4, episode 7 of Regular Show entitled "Guy's Night."
The song is featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto V, on the radio station Space 103.2.
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- Belgium peak
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- Germany peak
- New Zealand peak
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- "Sharam - Party All The Time".
- Jocelyn Vena; Matt Elias (2009). "Aubrey O'Day To Stay 'True To Danity Kane Roots' On Solo Album". MTV. Retrieved 2010-04-09.
- "Asher Roth's Party Girl sample of Eddie Murphy's Party All the Time". WhoSampled. Retrieved April 29, 2012.
- Goldberg, Lesley (February 24, 2014). "Glee 's 100th Episode Song List Revealed". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 2, 2014.