“Everywhere” by Fleetwood Mac (1987); “Everywhere” by Chaka Khan (1996)

Chaka Khan’s had some wins as a songwriter; “Sweet Thing” perhaps chief among them. But she’s better known as an interpreter, and her choices of cover material over the years has been exquisite. She’s sung Stevie (“Tell Me Something Good”), she’s sung Joni (“Ladies Man”), she’s got Brenda Russell’s best song (“Please Pardon Me (You… Read More “Everywhere” by Fleetwood Mac (1987); “Everywhere” by Chaka Khan (1996)

“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright (Ghetto Bastard)” by Naughty By Nature (1991)

Three things to unpack here: “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” was originally titled “Ghetto Bastard”. Presumably, when Naughty By Nature and Tommy Boy realized that it was going to be the second single from Naughty’s debut album, a title change became necessary. It may not be the case anymore, but in 1991, no radio station was… Read More “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright (Ghetto Bastard)” by Naughty By Nature (1991)

“Everything Your Heart Desires” by Daryl Hall & John Oates (1988)

Hall & Oates were the singles act of the early ’80s. For a solid four year stretch-from 1981’s “Kiss On My List” through 1985’s “Method Of Modern Love”, they were a constant presence in the top 10. And they were dropping bangers, too. I’m mentally cataloguing every one of their top 40 records from that… Read More “Everything Your Heart Desires” by Daryl Hall & John Oates (1988)

“Everything You Want” by Vertical Horizon (2000)

Vertical Horizon are almost a one-hit wonder band. Not many people remember a song of theirs other than “Everything You Want”. Hell, most people would be hard pressed to remember “Everything You Want”. Never mind the fact that it topped the Billboard Hot 100 in summer 2000, standing out like the sorest of thumbs amidst… Read More “Everything You Want” by Vertical Horizon (2000)