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"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.[1]

"You Are Everything"
You Are Everything - The Stylistics.jpg
Single by The Stylistics
from the album The Stylistics
B-side"Country Living"
ReleasedMay 13, 1971
Format7" single
GenreSoul, Philly soul
Length2:55
LabelAvco
Songwriter(s)Thom Bell, Linda Creed
Producer(s)Thom Bell
The Stylistics singles chronology
"Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)"
(1971)
"You Are Everything"
(1971)
"Betcha by Golly, Wow"
(1972)

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The Stylistics versionEdit

An R&B ballad, it was the sixth track from their 1971 debut self-titled album[2] and was released as a single in 1971 and reached number 9 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.[1][3][4] It also climbed to number 10 in the Billboard R&B chart[4] 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[1] The award was presented by the RIAA on January 3, 1972.[1] It was the band's first gold disc.[1]

The song was used in two episodes of the TV series The Wonder Years, entitled "Denial" and "Double Double Date". It was also used in a 2002 episode of The King of Queens, called "Business Affairs". The song was featured at a dance in the 2005 comedy, The Ringer.

Chart (1971-72) Peak
position
Australia KMR 17
Canada RPM Top Singles 25
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 [4] 9
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening 24
U.S. Billboard R&B Singles [4] 10

Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross versionEdit

"You Are Everything"
 
Single by Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye
from the album Diana & Marvin
B-side"Include Me in Your Life"
ReleasedJanuary 1974
Format7"
GenreSoul
Length3:10
LabelMotown
Songwriter(s)Thom Bell, Linda Creed
Producer(s)Hal Davis
Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye singles chronology
"My Mistake (Was to Love You)"
(1974)
"You Are Everything"
(1974)
"Don't Knock My Love"
(1974)

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 200,000 copies.[5] 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.

Other remakes and samplesEdit

Other artists who have recorded the song, or referenced it, over the years include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 351. ISBN 0-214-20512-6.
  2. ^ Lytle, Craig. "The Stylistics". AllMusic. Retrieved October 1, 2011.
  3. ^ https://www.billboard.com/music/the-stylistics/chart-history/hot-100/song/580228
  4. ^ a b c d Allmusic - Charts & Awards
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 223. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  6. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 421. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  7. ^ "Mary J. Blige's Everything sample of The Stylistics's You Are Everything". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2014-06-03.
  8. ^ "Jennifer Lopez's The One sample of The Stylistics's You Are Everything". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2014-06-03.
  9. ^ "Eko Fresh – Alte Zeit Lyrics". Rap Genius. Retrieved 2014-06-03.

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