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All I Want Is Everything 1996.

Def Leppard's classic All I Want Is Everything single peaked at Number 38 in the UK charts on this day in 1996.

The third UK single to be released from the Slang album.

It had been released on 16th September 1992 as a 2 CD single set.

The song entered the chart at its peak position of Number 38 in the UK on this day.

It only spent two weeks on the chart falling to 56 in week two.

This song followed on from second single Work It Out which reached Number 22 in July and Slang reaching Number 17 in May.

The Fugees were at Number One on this day with their single 'Ready Or Not'.

Other notable rock acts on the chart included Metallica 'Hero Of The Day' (17) and Soundgarden 'Burden In My Hand' (33) - both new entries.

Read more about this song.

UK Singles Chart - 28th September 1996

  • 01 - Fugees - Ready Or Not
  • 02 - Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany's
  • 03 - Dina Carroll - Escaping
  • 04 - B.B.E. - Seven Days And One Week
  • 05 - Peter Andre - Flava
  • 38 - Def Leppard - All I Want Is Everything

Joe Elliott - 2014 Interview Quotes

"Demoed as almost a country song. All I Want Is Everything went through a lot of changes in the studio. As did most of the songs on the album. By the time it was finished it had almost a U2 like quality to it. Especially Vivian's guitar which is very Edge like."

"Lyrically it was summing up a lot of what the band was going through for the first time. Births, deaths, divorces. They were weird times that demanded a very sober lyric."

All I Want Is Everything - Song Description By Phil Collen 1996

"Joe's original demo almost sounded country and western. The first band version sounded like a mellow GNR, anyway we changed all of that. The weird thing about the album version was that while recording, we were still learning the song so it was very live and unrehearsed. After listening back to it the next day, we realized it had a certain magic and groove that we couldn't have improved on if we'd have spent five years on it. So we left it and added minimal overdubs. This approach was not used on every song of the album. In fact every song was its own little project. You know "horses for courses and all of that."

Rick Savage - 1996 Interview Quote

"It's actually about a man dying of AIDS. I can understand the interpretation of broken relationships. The connotation is much wider than that. He knows he's going to die and wanting to change everything that got him into that situation."

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