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( June 2014)
You Are Everything" is a soul song written by Thom Bell and Linda Creed that was originally recorded by the Philadelphia soul group The Stylistics.
The Stylistics version [ edit ]
ballad, it was the sixth track from their 1971 debut self-titled album and was released as a  single in 1971 and reached number 9 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.   It also climbed to number 10 in the  Billboard R&B chart and reached number 24 in the  Billboard Easy Listening chart. The Stylistics' recording sold over one million copies globally, earning the band a gold disc The award was presented by the  RIAA on January 3, 1972. It was the band's first gold disc. 
The song was used in two episodes of the TV series
, entitled "Denial" and "Double Double Date". It was also used in a 2002 episode of The Wonder Years , called "Business Affairs". The song was featured at a dance in the 2005 comedy, The King of Queens .
Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross version [ edit ]
Another version of the song was recorded by one-time
Motown singing duo, Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye. Released as the second UK single from their Diana & Marvin album, the song reached #5 in the UK Singles Chart in April 1974, and also became the first official Motown single to be awarded with silver disc for sales in excess of 250,000 copies. It also reached #13 on the  Dutch charts and #20 on the Irish Singles Chart. It was never released as a single in the U.S.
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Other versions and samples [ edit ]
artists who have recorded the song, or referenced it, over the years include:
the Pearls, a 1970s vocal girl duo from Liverpool, were the first artists to chart with this song in the UK, early that year. It was released on the Bell label and reached number 41 on the UK Singles Chart.  In 1978, Roberta Flack included the song on her album, "Roberta Flack."
Judas Priest recorded a remake of the song in collaboration with Stock Aitken Waterman as a demo. Portions of the demo were leaked out to the public in 2015, but it has never been officially released in its entirety. In 1991,
Rod Stewart included his version on the album . Vagabond Heart In 1993,
David Hasselhoff covered the song for the album of the same name. In 1995, English singers
Melanie Williams and Joe Roberts scored a UK top 40 hit with their version of the track, which peaked at number 28. In 1995, hip hop group
Da Youngsta's sampled the song for their track "U R Everything" on their album . I'll Make U Famous In 1997, Canadian singer and actress
Deborah Cox sampled "You Are Everything" for her single "Things Just Ain't the Same" from the soundtrack of the 1997 film . Money Talks In 1997, American singer
Mary J. Blige interpolated the song on her hit " Everything" from the album . Share My World In 1999, rapper
Lil' Cease sampled the song on his album , on the song titled "Everything" (feat. The Wonderful World of Cease A Leo 112). In 2002,
Jennifer Lopez sampled the song for her track "The One" on her album . This Is Me... Then In 2003, former Doobie Brothers singer
Michael McDonald covered the track for his soul album Motown. In 2005,
Vanessa L. Williams performed the song on her covers album titled . Her version was a hit on the Everlasting Love smooth jazz, dance and Adult Contemporary charts. In 2006, former
Destiny's Child member LeToya Luckett sampled the song in her hit " Torn".
Craig David sampled the song for "Kinda Girl for Me" from the album . Trust Me
Nivea sampled the song for "I Can't Mess with You" from the album . Complicated
Usher sampled the song for " Love in This Club, Pt. II" featuring Beyoncé and Lil Wayne, released as a single in 2008 and as part of his album . Here I Stand
Leessang sampled the song for "Rush" from the album . Leessang of Honey Family
Childish Gambino sampled the song for "Put It in My Video" from the 2010 album CULDESAC. In 2013, German rapper Eko Fresh sampled the song on the track "Alte Zeit" from his seventh album . Eksodus
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