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Everybody

(Written by Madonna. Producer: Mark Kamins)
Released by Sire Records on October 6, 1982.

Home Album:
First released on its own, it was later added to Madonna’s debut album (1983). It is also included on You can dance (1987), and Celebration (2009)

Live performances on Tour:
The Virgin Tour (1985) and The Girlie Show World Tour (1993)

CHART RUNS:

Hot Dance Music/Club Play
Debut date: November 06, 1982
Final week on chart: February 26, 1983
Peak: #3
Chart run: 40-20-10-8-8-7-5-4-4-3-3-3-19-37-47-58-71-off (17 weeks)

Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles
Debut date: December 25, 1982
Final week on chart: February 12, 1983
Peak: #7
Chart run: 9-9-9-10-7-7-7-10-off (8 weeks)

Madonna’s first single and the beginning of an amazing career. This single had little impact on the charts, failing to debut on Billboard’s Hot100 chart, but still it did manage to be a success on the dance charts. This was also Madonna’s first music video and was directed by Ed Steinberg, it was filmed on Paradise Garage, a downtown New York gay disco. The video was made with a small budget of $1,500, probably the cheapest Madonna video ever, but to this day it is the evidence of the raw talent Madonna was displaying very early in her career.

                                                                     

I know you’ve been waiting
Yeah, I’ve been watching you
Yeah, I know you wanna get up
Yeah, come on
Everybody, come on dance and sing
Everybody, get up and do your thing
Everybody, come on dance and sing
Everybody, get up and do your thing
Let the music take control
Find a groove and let yourself go
When the room begins to sway
You know what I’m trying to say
Come on take a chance
Get up and start to dance
Let the D.J. shake you
Let the music take you
Everybody, come on dance and sing
Everybody, get up and do your thing
Everybody, come on dance and sing
Everybody, get up and do your thing
Let your body take a ride
Feel the beat and step inside
Music makes the world go ’round
You can turn your troubles upside down
Gonna have to change your mind
Gonna leave your troubles behind
Your body gets the notion
When your feet can make the motion
Everybody, come on dance and sing
Everybody, get up and do your thing
Everybody, come on dance and sing
Everybody, get up and do your thing
Everybody, come on dance and sing
Everybody, get up and do your thing
Everybody, come on dance and sing
Everybody, get up and do your thing
Dance and sing, get up and do your thing
Dance and sing, get up and do your thing
Dance and sing, get up and do your thing
Dance and sing, get up and do your thing
I know you’ve been waiting, yeah (yeah)
I saw you sitting there (I’ve been watching you)
I saw you sitting there by yourself, yeah (yeah)
Common (common)
Everybody, come on dance and sing
Everybody, get up and do your thing
Everybody, come on dance and sing
Everybody, get up and do your thing
Let the music take control
Find a groove and let yourself go
When the room begins to sway
You know what I’m trying to say
Everybody, come on dance and sing
Everybody, get up and do your thing
Everybody, come on dance and sing
Everybody, get up and do your thing
Everybody, come on dance and sing
(Dance and sing, get up and do your thing)
Everybody, get up and do your thing
(Dance and sing, get up and do your thing)
(repeat and fade)        

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