The Battle for Everything

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The Battle for Everything
The Battle for Everything.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 3, 2004
GenreSoft rock
Five for Fighting chronology
America Town
The Battle for Everything
Two Lights
Singles from The Battle for Everything
  1. "100 Years"
    Released: November 24, 2003
  2. "The Devil in the Wishing Well"
    Released: 2004
  3. "Silent Night"
    Released: 2004
  4. "If God Made You"
    Released: 2005
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Alternative Addiction4/5 stars[3]
Blender1/5 stars[1]
Common Sense Media4/5 stars[5]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[6]
Melodic3/5 stars[7]
People3.5/4 stars[8]
PopMatters4/10 stars[1][9]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[10]

The Battle for Everything is the third studio album by American singer Five for Fighting, released on February 3, 2004 by Aware Records and Columbia Records.

Background and recording[edit]

Five for Fighting had achieved a hit record with "Superman (It's Not Easy)" in 2001 leading to his America Town album going Platinum. For the follow-up, Ondrasik went into the studio with record producer Bill Bottrell, best known for his work with Sheryl Crow, in 2003. The Battle for Everything was released on February 3, 2004.

Commercial performance[edit]

Battle for Everything debuted at number 20 on the Billboard 200 chart in February 2004. Its first single, "100 Years" was another top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album was certified Gold in the United States on May 11, 2004 and Platinum on October 19, 2009.[11] It has sold over 958,000 copies in the United States as of November 2009.[12]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by John Ondrasik, except where noted.

1."NYC Weather Report" (Ondrasik, Curt Schneider, Andrew Williams)4:53
2."The Devil in the Wishing Well"3:31
3."If God Made You"4:17
4."100 Years"4:05
5."Angels & Girlfriends"3:29
9."Maybe I"4:30
10."The Taste"3:10
11."One More for Love" (Ondrasik, Bill Bottrell, Schneider, Williams)4:13

Bonus disc[edit]

  1. "Silent Night" – 3:42
  2. "Superman (It's Not Easy)" [Acoustic] – 3:43
  3. "Something About You" – 4:01
  4. "Sister Sunshine" – 2:58
  5. "2 + 2 Makes Five" – 2:41


  1. ^ a b c "The Battle For Everything by Five For Fighting".
  2. ^ The Battle for Everything at AllMusic
  3. ^ Alternative Addiction review Archived 2013-05-24 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Billboard review". Archived from the original on August 16, 2004. Retrieved 2012-12-30.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. ^ "The Battle for Everything - Music Review".
  6. ^ "The Battle for Everything". 6 February 2004.
  7. ^ review
  8. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: The Battle for Everything – Vol. 61 No. 6". 16 February 2004.
  9. ^ "Five for Fighting: The Battle for Everything".
  10. ^ "Rolling Stone review". Archived from the original on February 5, 2008. Retrieved 2012-12-30.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  11. ^ "American album certifications – Five for Fighting – The Battle for Everything". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  12. ^ Gary Trust (November 6, 2009). "Ask Billboard: Swift's Latest 'Fearless' Feat". Billboard.

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