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Revision as of 06:25, May 12, 2010

"You All Everybody" is the sole hit song by the band Drive Shaft. The lyrics and music were (in the show) composed by Charlie Pace.

Lyrics

You all, everybody
You all, everybody
Acting like you're stupid people
Wearing exspensive clothes
You all, everybody
You all, everybody
You all, everybody

Origins

Early on in production, the show's creators knew Charlie would sing "that Drive Shaft song", though they hadn't yet written it. Dominic Monaghan and a friend composed a song called "Photos and Plans" but the show's creators rejected it.

They eventually based the song on an inside joke. Years earlier, on an episode of The Phil Donahue Show, a female audience member said, "You all everybody, is acting like the stupid people wearing expensive clothes." Bryan Burk and Damon Lindelof often repeated this line while editing videos, laughing at how nonsensical it was. Eventually, in a "delirious stupor", they decided to make the line into the Drive Shaft song's lyrics.

The song's melody began with Dominic Monaghan's improvised humming while filming "Pilot, Part 1". Songwriters Jude Christodal and Chris Seefried combined the lyrics and melody. (Backstage with Driveshaft) The final song bears a striking resemblance to the song "Rock n' Roll Star" by Oasis, the real band which served as a model for Drive Shaft.

Appearances within the show

Charlie heard the song on the radio for the first time when a flat tire stopped the band's van on the way to a gig. ("Greatest Hits") The band later regularly performed their hit at larger gigs, and Liam would occasionally sing Charlie's lines. ("The Moth") When the group's popularity waned, they performed a version called "You All Every Butties" for Butties Diapers. ("Fire + Water") Record stores, however, continued to stock the track. Hurley and Johnny listened to it in a store one day, and they tried to sing along, though they didn't know the lyrics. ("Everybody Hates Hugo")

Soon after Charlie crashed on the Island, he sung the song for Kate to reveal his rock star history. ("Pilot, Part 1") Dominic Monaghan improvised a harmony, imitating Prince and Beck's high falsettos. In later appearances, the song sounded considerably different. (Backstage with Driveshaft)

In the flash-sideways timeline, the song played on the radio in Desmond's car and Charlie described the song as the band's "first" hit. The nonsensical lyrics attained meaning for the first time, playing as Charlie mocked Desmond's superficial lifestyle. ("Happily Ever After")

Influence

Several Lost fans have named creations after "You All Everybody". Gatsbys American Dream used the title for their self-titled CD's opening track, and a Lost tribute band named themselves after the song. [1] Fan podcast OtherTalk partly uses the song in their opening theme, and former podcast The Transmission used the name for their listener feedback section.

The song plays at a party on an January 2005 episode of Alias, another of executive producer J.J. Abrams's shows.

See also

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