You're All I Wanna Do

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"You're All I Wanna Do"
Cheap Trick Single 1994 You're All I Wanna Do Japan.jpg
Single by Cheap Trick
from the album Woke up with a Monster
B-side "Cry Baby"
Released 1994
Format Cassette single, CD single
Genre Power pop[1]
Length 4:03
Label Warner Bros. Records
Songwriter(s) Jim Peterik
Rick Nielsen
Robin Zander
Terry Reid
Tom Petersson
Producer(s) Ted Templeman
Cheap Trick singles chronology
"Woke up with a Monster"
(1994)
"You're All I Wanna Do"
(1994)
"Girlfriends"
(1994)

"Woke up with a Monster"
(1994)
"You're All I Wanna Do"
(1994)
"Girlfriends"
(1994)
Alternative Cover
Japanese promo cover of "You're All I Wanna Do"
Japanese promo cover of "You're All I Wanna Do"

"You're All I Wanna Do" is a song by American rock band Cheap Trick, released in 1994 as the second single from their twelfth studio album Woke up with a Monster. It was written by Jim Peterik, Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Terry Reid and Tom Petersson, and produced by Ted Templeman.[2] "You're All I Wanna Do" was released as a single by Warner Bros. Records in the United States and WEA Japan in Japan,[3] where it reached No. 13 on the Tokio Hot 100 Chart.[4]

A music video was released to promote the single.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

In a review of the song, Doug Stone of AllMusic said: "Without question the best song on Cheap Trick's disastrous Woke Up with a Monster, "You're All I Wanna Do" is also one of the best songs of the quartet's career. This delectable slice of skinny-tie power pop proves the veterans still rule the roost when they keep all eyes on the prize of a solid track, not a smash ballad or disposable novelty."[6] Dave Connolly of AllMusic, in a review of Woke Up with a Monster, said: "...if their power pop is a little over the top, underneath are some very good songs: "Didn't Know I Had It," "Tell Me Everything," "You're All I Wanna Do.""[7]

Rolling Stone said the song "is as tidy a power-pop number as Cheap Trick have knocked off in a dog's age".[8] John M. Borack, in his 2007 book Shake Some Action: The Ultimate Power Pop Guide, included "You're All I Wanna Do" as one of Cheap Trick's best twenty songs. He stated: "This fab, straightforward pop number is graced with one of those patented Cheap Trick singalong choruses".[9] George Starostin reviewed the album for his website and described the song as "a pleasant slice of anthemicly gushy power-pop".[10]

Track listing[edit]

Cassette single (US release)
  1. "You're All I Wanna Do (Edit)" - 3:37
  2. "Cry Baby" - 4:20
CD single (US promo #1)
  1. "You're All I Wanna Do (Album Version)" - 4:03
CD single (US promo #2)
  1. "You're All I Wanna Do (Edit)" - 3:37
  2. "You're All I Wanna Do (Album Version)" - 4:03
CD single (Japanese release)
  1. "You're All I Wanna Do" - 4:03
  2. "Cry Baby" - 4:20
CD single (Japanese promo)
  1. "You're All I Wanna Do" - 4:03

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Japanese Singles Chart (Tokyo)[4][11] 13

Personnel[edit]

Cheap Trick
Additional personnel
  • Ted Templeman - producer
  • Joanie Parker - production coordinator
  • Lenny Waronker - executive producer
  • Jeff Hendrickson - engineer
  • George Marino - mastering
  • Dave Wilmer - guitar technician
  • Chuck Elias - drum technician

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sinclair, Tom (2 June 1994). "Cheap Trick – Woke Up With A Monster". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Cheap Trick - Woke Up With A Monster (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  3. ^ "Cheap Trick - You're All I Wanna Do at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  4. ^ a b "J-WAVE WEBSITE : TOKIO HOT100". J-wave.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  5. ^ "Cheap Trick - You're All I Wanna Do". YouTube. 2009-01-18. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  6. ^ AllMusic Review by Doug Stone (1994-08-09). "You're All I Wanna Do - Cheap Trick | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  7. ^ AllMusic Review by Dave Connolly (1994-03-22). "Woke Up with a Monster - Cheap Trick | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  8. ^ Tom Sinclair (1994-06-02). "Woke Up With a Monster | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  9. ^ Shake Some Action - The Ultimate Guide To Power Pop - John M. Borack - Google Books. Books.google.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  10. ^ "Cheap Trick Reviews". Starling.rinet.ru. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  11. ^ "Song artist 617 - Cheap Trick". Tsort.info. Retrieved 2013-03-08.

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