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Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?

Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? is the debut studio album by Irish rock band The Cranberries. Released on 1 March 1993, it was their first full-length album after having released four EPs, and is also their first major label release. The album was written entirely by the band's lead singer Dolores O'Riordan and guitarist Noel Hogan. It reached number one on both the UK and Irish albums charts. At the end of 1995, it ranked as the 50th best selling album in Australia. It reached number 18 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart and sold over five million copies there.

Everybody Else Is Doing It,
So Why Can't We?
Everybody else is doing it so why can't we (album cover).jpg
Studio album by
Released1 March 1993
Recorded1992–1993
GenreAlternative rock
Length40:54
LabelIsland
ProducerStephen Street
The Cranberries chronology
Uncertain
(1991)
Everybody Else Is Doing It,
So Why Can't We?

(1993)
No Need to Argue
(1994)
Singles from Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
  1. "Dreams"
    Released: 29 September 1992,
    April 1994 (re-release)
  2. "Linger"
    Released: 23 February 1993,
    January 1994 (re-release)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB[2]
The Irish Times4/5 stars[3]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[4]
Q4/5 stars[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[6]
Slant Magazine4/5 stars[7]
The Village VoiceA−[8]

Contents

Track listingEdit

All lyrics written by Dolores O'Riordan; all music composed by O'Riordan and Noel Hogan, except tracks "Waltzing Back," "I Will Always" and "How" by O'Riordan.

No.TitleLength
1."I Still Do"3:16
2."Dreams"4:32
3."Sunday"3:30
4."Pretty"2:16
5."Waltzing Back"3:38
6."Not Sorry"4:20
7."Linger"4:34
8."Wanted"2:07
9."Still Can't..."3:38
10."I Will Always"2:42
11."How"2:51
12."Put Me Down"3:33
Total length:40:54

Re-releasesEdit

2002Edit

The album was re-released in 2002, under the title Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (The Complete Sessions 1991–1993). This version of the album featured bonus tracks as well as B-sides from the singles lifted off the album.

2018Edit

On 7 March 2018, the band's three surviving members announced they were releasing a special 25th anniversary newly remastered anniversary edition of the album, with previously unreleased material as well as other bonus material from the era of the album. However, it was delayed until late 2018, following the death of O'Riordan.[9]

The album was re-released in 19th October 2018, under the title Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (Super Deluxe).[10]

PersonnelEdit

All personnel credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[11]

The Cranberries

  • Dolores O'Riordan – lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Noel Hogan – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Mike Hogan – bass guitar
  • Fergal Lawler – drums, percussion

Additional musicians

  • Mike Mahoney – additional vocals (2)

Production

ChartsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? – The Cranberries". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  2. ^ Sinclair, Tom (4 June 1993). "Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  3. ^ Sweeney, Eamon (19 October 2018). "The Cranberries: 'Everyone Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We?' – Still spellbinding after all these years". The Irish Times. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  4. ^ Munoz, Mario (22 August 1993). "The Cranberries, 'Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We?', Island". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  5. ^ "The Cranberries: Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?". Q (79): 80. April 1993.
  6. ^ Harris, Keith (2004). "Cranberries". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 198. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  7. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (12 October 2003). "The Cranberries: Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  8. ^ Christgau, Robert (1 March 1994). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  9. ^ "The Cranberries – This month marks the 25th anniversary of..." Facebook. 7 March 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  10. ^ "The Cranberries – Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (Super Deluxe)". 30 August 2018. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  11. ^ Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (CD). The Cranberries. Island Records. 1993. 514 156-2.
  12. ^ a b "Discography The Cranberries". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  13. ^ a b "Cranberries | Artist". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
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  16. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Cranberries – Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts.
  17. ^ "The Cranberries – Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We?". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  18. ^ "The Cranberries – Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We?". lescharts.com (in French). Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  19. ^ "Search the charts". irishcharts.ie. Irish Recorded Music Association. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2013. N.B. User must enter either "The Cranberries" into Search by Artist and click Go or enter the single title into Searchy by Song Title and click Go.
  20. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1995 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  21. ^ "Gold and Platinum Search". Music Canada. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  22. ^ "Certifications Albums Or – Année 1996" [Gold Album Certifications – Year 1996] (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Archived from the original on 26 September 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  23. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – The Cranberries – Everybody Else os Doing It So Why Can't We?". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  24. ^ "Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 24 September 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2013. N.B. User must either enter "Cranberries" into Search, select "Artist" from Search by and click Go or "Everybody Else is Doing It So Why Can't We?" into Search, select "Title" from Search by and click Go.
  25. ^ "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 1 January 2013. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, select Album and click SEARCH.