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 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"
"You're All I Wanna Do"
"Woke up with a Monster"
"You're All I Wanna Do"
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 single by American rock band Cheap Trick, released as the second single from their 1994 album Woke up with a Monster. The song was written by Jim Peterik, Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Terry Reid and Tom Petersson.[2]

The single was released as a 3inch CD in a snap-pack design for Japan only.[3] A promotional DJ copy 5inch CD single was also released in Japan, with unique photos of each band member.[4]

The b-side "Cry Baby" was featured on the same album, written by Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander and Tom Petersson.[2]

Both tracks were produced by Ted Templeman who had produced the entire "Woke up with a Monster" album.[5]


Released in Japan only, the song was successful on the charts, peaking at #13 for a total of 11 weeks. The song's peak was dated April 17, 1994.[6][7]

A music video was released to promote the single.[8]

Track listing[edit]

CD Single
  1. "You're All I Wanna Do" - 4:03
  2. "Cry Baby" - 4:20
CD Single (Japanese DJ Copy Promo)
  1. "You're All I Wanna Do" - 4:03

Critical reception[edit]

In a review of the single, including the b-side, gave three out of five stars, writing "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 quarter-century career (sweet video as well). With help from Survivor Jim Peterik and Trick idol Terry Reid, 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. The crummy self-referencing "Cry Baby" on the flip exemplifies all the negative traits previously mentioned."[9]

In the review for the album "Woke up with a Monster", wrote "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."[10] picks the track as an AMG recommended track.[10]

Rolling Stone magazine spoke of the song in a review of the album "You're All I Wanna Do" is as tidy a power-pop number as Cheap Trick have knocked off in a dog's age."[11]

In the 2007 book "Shake Some Action: The Ultimate Power Pop Guide", a section on Cheap Trick featured reviews on the top 20 stand-out tracks from the band. One track included was "You're All I Wanna Do", where the author John M. Borack wrote "This fab, straightforward pop number (from the relatively disappointing "Woke up with a Monster") is graced with one of those patented Cheap Trick singalong choruses."[12]

Reviewer George Starostin reviewed the album for his site, where he spoke of the song, stating "The opening track, "My Gang" is a nice little chunk of hard rock, and "You're All I Wanna Do" is a pleasant slice of anthemicly gushy power-pop. Whoah - that's two good (gulp) songs. They haven't batted that high since Next Position Please."[13]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
Japanese Singles Chart (Tokyo)[6][14] 13


  • Robin Zander - lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Rick Nielsen - lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Tom Petersson - bass, backing vocals
  • Bun E. Carlos - drums, percussion

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Ted Templeman - Producer
  • Joanie Parker - Production Coordinator
  • Lenny Waronker - Executive Producer
  • Jeff Hendrickson - Engineer
  • Bino Espinoza - Assistant Engineer
  • Judy Kirschner - Assistant Engineer
  • Kenji Nakai - Assistant Engineer
  • Kimm James - Assistant Engineer
  • Scott Blockland - Assistant Engineer
  • Ulrich Wild - Assistant Engineer
  • George Marino - Masterer
  • Dave Wilmer - Guitar Technician
  • Chuck Elias - Drum Technician
  • Ken Adamany - Management
  • Mike Herl - Coordinator Management
  • Roberta Petersen - A&R Direction
  • Writers of "You're All I Wanna Do" – Jim Peterik, Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Terry Reid, Tom Petersson
  • Writers of "Cry Baby" – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom Petersson


  1. ^ Sinclair, Tom (2 June 1994). "Cheap Trick – Woke Up With A Monster". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Cheap Trick - Woke Up With A Monster (CD, Album) at Discogs". Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  3. ^ "Cheap Trick You're All I Wanna Do Japan 3" CD SINGLE (126428)". 1998-11-25. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  4. ^ "Cheap Trick You're All I Wanna Do Japan Promo 5" CD SINGLE (119086)". Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  5. ^ "Cheap Trick - Woke Up With A Monster at Discogs". Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  6. ^ a b "J-WAVE WEBSITE : TOKIO HOT100". Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  7. ^ "Song artist 616 - Cheap Trick". Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  8. ^ "Cheap Trick - You're All I Wanna Do". YouTube. 2009-01-18. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  9. ^ Stone, Doug (1994-08-09). "You're All I Wanna Do - Cheap Trick : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  10. ^ a b Connolly, Dave (1994-03-22). "Woke Up With a Monster - Cheap Trick". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  11. ^ Tom Sinclair (1994-06-02). "Woke Up With a Monster | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  12. ^ Shake Some Action - The Ultimate Guide To Power Pop - John M. Borack - Google Books. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  13. ^ "Cheap Trick Reviews". Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  14. ^ "Song artist 617 - Cheap Trick". Retrieved 2013-03-08. 

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