The song peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100. "People Everyday" also becoming their biggest hit in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart in November 1992, behind End Of The Road by Boyz II Men. Elsewhere, the song also peaked within the top ten on the charts in Australia, France and New Zealand.
It uses the chorus and basic structure of Sly & the Family Stone's 1969 hit "Everyday People," with new verses written by lead singer Speech. He also sings the lead, with additional lyrics sung by Dionne Farris, who is not an official member of the group. It also uses a sample from "Tappan Zee" By Bob James