Everything You Do M2M
Song Title: Everything You Do
Date of release: 5th of December 2000
Description: ” Everything You Do ” is by M2M, who were Norwegian pop music duo. The duo made up of Marit Larsen, and Marion Raven was active from 1998 until 2002. Marit and Marion met when they were both five years old in a small town just outside of Norway’s capital, Oslo.
At the age of eight, they formed a music duo, calling themselves Hubba Bubba after the famous bubble gum produced by Wm. Wrigley Jr. in the 1980s. During that time, Marion Raven was learning to play the piano and Marit Larsen was learning guitar.
A few years later they both performed in musicals like Annie, The Sound of Music, Bugsy Malone and the Wizard of Oz. The duo released a children’s Album using the name Marion & Marit in 1996 when Marit was 11 and Marion were 12. The Album was nominated for a Spellemannprisen ( a Norwegian music award presented to Norwegian musicians ) award.
In 1998 they changed their name to M2M and signed o Atlantic Records. M2M’s debut single, ” Don’t Say You Love Me “, released in 1999, reached number twenty-one on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and in their native Norway it peaked at number two. It was to be the duo’s biggest hit.
Their debut Album, Shades of Purple, met with critical acclaim and achieved sales more than 1.5 million worldwide. However, The Big Room, their second Album, wasn’t commercially successful. The duo split shortly afterwards.
” Everything You Do ” was written by Marion Raven, Marit Larsen and Lars Aass. Lars is a Norwegian songwriter at Waterfall Music, the indie record label based in Oslo, Norway. Their artists, co-published by BMG Chrysalis, includes Gisli, Trucks, Karin Park, SuperJupiter and Span. Lars has written and produced tracks for Melanie C, S Club 7, Jan Werner and Tone Damli. He co-wrote ” Baby ” by Kylie Minogue, which only appears on the Japanese version of the Fever Album.
Production for the single was by Jimmy Bralower and Kenneth M. Lewis. Jimmy started in the music business as a drummer; he was just 14 years old when his first band, The Young Ones, signed to Columbia Records. He later became a well-known session musician and programmer. During his career, he has been involved arranging, producing, writing and remixing. Jimmy has worked with the likes of Cyndi Lauper, Kurtis Blow, Cher, Bonnie Tyler, Carly Simon, Britney Spears, Bee Gees and Steps.
Kenneth M. Lewis is a Record Producer, Mixing Engineer and Composer. He has worked with Kanye, Jay-Z, Eminem, Drake, Bruno Mars, FUN., J Cole, Usher and John Legend. Kenneth holds Live Performance workshops and prepares artists for management companies and record labels. He also works as the in-house producer and songwriting advisor for IndiGoBoom and is a University College guest lecturer.
” Everything You Do ” was released on the 5th of December 2000 in the United States by record label Atlantic ( Warner Music Group ) and taken as the third and last single from their debut Album Shades of Purple.
The Album, released in the United States on the 7th of March 2000, had a good response from critics. It peaked at number seven in Norway, number eighty-nine on the Billboard 200 Chart in the US and topped the Billboard Top Heatseekers Chart. The album also charted in Japan and Australia.
The original version of the song was recorded and released in 2000, with official remixes released in the same year. Later that year the track was re-recorded with new vocals. Called ” Todo Lo Que Haces ” it was sung in Spanish alongside the English version. The updated vocal versions were added to special Asian editions of Shades of Purple and their greatest hits compilation, The Day You Went Away: The Best of M2M.
The accompanying music video was directed by Tryan George, a former member of The Dambuilders, an indie rock band. He has directed videos for the likes of Nick Carter, Smash Mouth, Toto and Corey Hart.
” Everything You Do ” reached a peak of number twenty one on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales Chart in the United States.
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Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: US Hot Dance Singles Sales Chart 21
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Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/M2M