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All Star (song)

"All Star"
Single by Smash Mouth
from the album Astro Lounge
Released May 4, 1999
Format CD single
Recorded 1999
Genre Alternative rock, power pop,[1]pop punk[2]
Length 3:20
Label Interscope
Writer(s) Greg Camp
Producer(s) Eric Valentine
Smash Mouth singles chronology
"Why Can't We Be Friends?"
(1997)
"All Star"
(1999)
"Then the Morning Comes"
(1999)

"All Star" is a song by American rock band Smash Mouth. It was released on May 4, 1999 as the second single from their album Astro Lounge, and is one of the group's most successful songs, peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Due to its success, the song served as the opening track of the 1999 compilation album Now That's What I Call Music! 3

The music video (directed by McG) features cameos by William H. Macy, Ben Stiller, Hank Azaria, Paul Reubens, Kel Mitchell, Dane Cook, Doug Jones and Janeane Garofalo from the film 1999 Mystery Men, which prominently featured the song. The song has made several other film appearances, in particular being used in the 2001 film Shrek and being performed by the band in the film Rat Race, also in 2001.

Contents

  • Reception 1
  • Track listing 2
    • European CD Single 2.1
    • CD1 2.2
    • CD2 2.3
  • Personnel 3
  • In other media 4
  • Charts 5
    • Peak positions 5.1
    • Year-end charts 5.2
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Reception

"All Star" received generally positive reviews from music critics. The song reached No. 2 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart[3] and No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.[3] In Canada, it peaked at No. 2 on the RPM singles chart[4] and was featured on the compilation album, Big Shiny Tunes 4.

Track listing

European CD Single

  1. "All Star"
  2. "Walkin' On the Sun"
  3. "Why Can't We Be Friends?"
  4. "Can't Get Enough of You, Baby"

CD1

  1. "All Star"
  2. "Walkin' On the Star" (Sun E Delight Remix)
  3. "The Fonz"

CD2

  1. "All Star"
  2. "Walkin' On the Sun"
  3. "Can't Get Enough of You Baby"
  4. "Walkin' on the Sun" (Video)

Personnel

Musicians
  • Steve Harwell – lead vocals
  • Greg Camp – guitar, additional keyboards, main songwriting, backing vocals from Europe
  • Paul De Lisle – bass, backing vocals
  • Kevin Coleman – drums, backing vocals
Production

In other media

Charts

References

  1. ^ http://www.foxbororeporter.com/articles/2013/05/16/features/13378793.txt
  2. ^ http://poppunkworld.com/2013/06/30/one-hit-wonders/
  3. ^ a b c d e f Billboard, Charts for All Star, retrieved Nov 6, 2009
  4. ^ a b "Top Singles - Volume 69, No. 13, July 19, 1999".  
  5. ^ " Australian-charts.com – Smash Mouth – All Star". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Smash Mouth – All Star" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  7. ^ "Rock/Alternative - Volume 69, No. 15, August 02 1999".  
  8. ^ "Smash Mouth: All Star" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  9. ^ "Musicline.de – Smash Mouth Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  10. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: P". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Smash Mouth – All Star" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  12. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Smash Mouth – All Star". Top 40 Singles.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Smash Mouth – All Star". Singles Top 60.
  14. ^ "Smash Mouth: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company.
  15. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 1999". Retrieved 2015-06-25. 
  16. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 70, No. 8, December 13, 1999".  
  17. ^ "Rock/Alternative - Volume 70, No. 8, December 13, 1999".  
  18. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1999". Retrieved 2010-08-28. 

External links

  • "All Star" Official music video on YouTube
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