Everybody (Keith Urban Song)
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Everybody Keith Urban Song
Single by Keith Urban
from the album Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing
ReleasedSeptember 18, 2007 (2007-09-18)
FormatCD single
LabelCapitol Nashville
Richard Marx, Keith Urban
Keith Urban, Dann Huff
Keith Urban singles chronology
"I Told You So"
"In God's Hands"

"Everybody" is a song co-written and recorded by Australian country music artist Keith Urban. It was released in September 2007 as the fourth and final single from his 2006 album Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing. The song peaked at number 5 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in early 2008. Urban wrote this song with Richard Marx.


"Everybody" is a mid-tempo ballad that Urban co-wrote with Richard Marx. In it, the male narrator addresses a female who is escaping her relationship ("And the only thing that you've ever known is to run") and tries asking her to stay ("Everybody needs somebody sometimes").

Critical reception

Jordan Levin and Howard Cohen of The Miami Herald called the song "formulaic,"[1] and Keith Groller of The Morning Call said that it was "ultra-sappy." [2]

Music video

The music video was directed by Chris Hicky.


As listed in liner notes.[3]

String section

  • Carl Gorodetzky, Pam Sixfin, Conni Ellisor, Alan Umstead, David Davidson, Cathy Umstead, Cate Myer, Karen Winkelmann, Mary Kathryn Vanosdale, David Angell - violins
  • Kris Wilkinson, Monisa Angell, Gary Vanosdale - violas
  • Larry Corbett, Carole Rabinowitz, Anthony LaMarchina - cellos

Chart positions

Chart (2007-2008) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[4] 71
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 64
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 5

Year-end charts

Chart (2008) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 47

Cover versions

Richard Marx version

Richard Marx would later record his own version of the song and release it as the lead single from the European edition of his album Stories To Tell.


  1. ^ Levin, Jordan; Howard Cohen (2006-06-21). "New: Alejandro Sanz, Ricky Martin, Keith Urban, Josh Groban". The Miami Herald. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Groller, Keith (2006-11-18). "KEITH URBAN "LOVE, PAIN & THE WHOLE CRAZY THING"". The Morning Call. pp. D6. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing (Media notes). Keith Urban. Capitol Records. 2006. 09463-77087-0-5.CS1 maint: others (link)
  4. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
  5. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
  6. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
  7. ^ "Best of 2008: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2008. Retrieved 2008.

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