90s at 9 "Everything To Everyone"

There are a lot of "slimy people" in the music business.

"Everything to Everyone" was Everclear's first single off their So Much For the Afterglow album in 1997. It went to #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.

The song was used in the movie American Pie but it wasn't on the soundtrack.

Lead singer Art Alexakis said in an interview with Songfacts , "It's kind of an angry song. That person is within everybody, I think everybody has this ability to try and be everything to everyone, to try to please. I think there are 2 aspects of it - there's the pleaser, who doesn't always show his true self, always plays nice and as time goes on shows more and more of himself, but there's also the people who are everything to everyone who are manipulators and users." When asked if the song was written about people in the music business he said, "Oh yeah. Anything in the entertainment business you'll find people who are slimy."

Everclear "Everything to Everyone" 1997

Everclear is playing the Crystal Grand in Wisconsin Dells on Saturday, January 26th. Doors open at 7pm. You can win a pair of tickets by texting EVERYTHING to 39327 before noon today (01/07/19).