People Everyday

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"People Everyday"
People Everyday (Arrested Development) single coverart.jpg
Single by Arrested Development
from the album 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of...
B-side"Remix"
ReleasedMay 1992
FormatCD maxi, 7" single,
12" maxi, cassette
Recorded1991
GenreAlternative hip hop, new jack swing
Length3:26
LabelCooltempo
Songwriter(s)Sylvester Stewart, Speech (Todd Thomas), Bob James
Producer(s)Speech
Arrested Development singles chronology
"Tennessee"
(1992)
"People Everyday"
(1992)
"Mr. Wendal"
(1992)
Music video
"People Everyday" on YouTube

"People Everyday" is a song by American rap/Hip hop group Arrested Development. It was released in May 1992 as the second single from their debut album 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of....

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. The song peaked within the top ten on the charts in Australia, France and New Zealand.

Content[edit]

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.

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard wrote about the song: "Follow-up to act's breakthrough hit, "Tennessee," is a languid, dancehall-spiced hip-hopper that nicks the hook from Sly & the Family Stone's "Everyday People." Uplifting, unity driven rhymes are delivered with laidback finesse. Tradeoff of rapping and singing works extremely well. Destined for hefty (and much deserved) success."[1]

Track listings[edit]

CD maxi
  1. "People Everyday" (metamorphosis radio edit) — 4:09
  2. "People Everyday" (metamorphosis radio version) — 4:05
  3. "People Everyday" (metamorphosis mix) — 4:56
  4. "People Everyday" (album version) — 3:28
7" single
  1. "People Everyday" (methamorphosis radio edit) — 4:09
  2. "People Everyday" (methamorphosis radio version) — 4:05
12" maxi
  1. "People Everyday" (metamorphosis mix) — 4:52
  2. "People Everyday" (LP version) — 3:26
  3. "People Everyday" (maroon mix) — 3:39
  4. "People Everyday" (metamorphosis instrumental) — 3:52
  5. "Children Play with Earth" (LP version) — 2:38
Cassette
  1. "People Everyday" — 3:26
  2. "People Everyday" (metamorphosis mix) — 4:52
  3. "Children Play with Earth" — 2:38

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[16] Gold 35,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[17] Silver 200,000^
United States (RIAA)[18] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard: Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard magazine. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Arrested Development – People Everyday". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "HITS OF THE WORLD". Billboard. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  4. ^ Canada Dance peak
  5. ^ Canadian Top Singles peak
  6. ^ "Top 10 Sales in Europe" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 10 no. 27. 3 July 1993. p. 35.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Arrested Development – People Everyday" (in French). Les classement single.
  8. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  9. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Arrested Development" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  10. ^ "Charts.nz – Arrested Development – People Everyday". Top 40 Singles.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Arrested Development – People Everyday". Singles Top 100.
  12. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  13. ^ a b c d Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  14. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1992". Retrieved 2010-07-30.
  15. ^ "End of Year Charts 1993". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  16. ^ "Accreditation Awards". Australian Fun Countdowns. April 7, 2011. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  17. ^ "British single certifications – Arrested Development – People Everyday". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved May 7, 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type People Everyday in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  18. ^ "American single certifications – Arrested Development – People Everyday". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 7, 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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