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Everybody

Song Lyrics

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 the 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 (x2)

Dance and sing, get up and do your thing (x3)

I know you’ve been waiting, yeah, yeah
I see you sitting there, I’ve been watching you
Across the room, yeah, yeah
I’ve been watching you, I see you sitting there by yourself
Yeah, yeah
Come on, come on, 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 things)

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 (x3)

[Dance and sing, get up and do your thing]

Song Credits

Performed by Madonna

Written by Madonna

Produced by Mark Kamins

Engineered by Butch Jones

Official Versions

  • Album Version/Fade (4:55)
  • Extended Version/Original Version (6:00)
  • [Celebration] Radio Edit (4:10)
  • Dub Version/Dub/Instrumental/Version instrumentale (9:00)
  • Instrumental (6:15) [US Dub Edit] Italy SRE 1017
  • Instr. Version/Instrumental/Dub/Instrumental Version/instr. vers. (4:12) [US Dub Edit]
  • Dub (3:00) [US Dub Edit] Brazil 16.238
  • Edit/Edit Of Vocal (3:58)
  • Edit (Mono) (3:58) US 7-29841
  • 7″ Edit (France) (3:58) 929899-7
  • TV Instrumental (5:59)
  • Everybody (6:09) [UK 12″ Mix]
  • Everybody (6:12) [UK 12″ Mix with Intro] W9899T
  • Dub Version (5:53) [UK 12″ Dub] W9899T
  • Everybody (3:16) [UK 7″ Mix] W9899
  • Dub Version/Instrumental (4:38) [UK 7″ Dub]
  • You Can Dance Album Version/Remix Album Version (6:42)
  • Extended Remix (7:07) PRO-A-2906
  • Single Edit (4:34)
  • ’81 Version/Pre-Madonna Version (4:51)
  • ’97 Stephen Bray Remix (4:55)
  • Confessions Tour Rehersal (4:54)
  • 2005 Promo Tour Studio Version (3:48)

Music Video

Video Credits

Premiere: October 1982

Director: Ed Steinberg

Producer: Ed Steinberg

Director of Photography: Ed Steinberg

Editor: John Zieman

Make Up: Debi Mazar

Stylist: Maripol

Choreography: Madonna, Christopher Ciccone

Cast: Madonna, Erika Belle, Michael Stewart and Bags Rilez

Production Company: RockAmerica

Filming Location: Paradise Garage Nightclub in New York

Budget: $1000

Video Facts

Ed Steinberg (director) on making the video: “The video took just a day (to shoot). Madonna was on time as were two of her three dancers, Baggs and Erica. Since she had only two of her three dancers, she had to rebloc her choreography on the spot. While other dancer would have been vexed by this, Madonna just rebloced and got on with it. Debi M, now even more famous for her great acting in “Entourage”, was M’s makeup artist…” “I believe we shot the song 30+ times, maybe more. Madonna and her two dancers (the third never showed) kept up the pace. They were amazingly tireles.” (via MTribe)

Erika Belle (dancer) on making the video: “I remember her (Madonna) saying to me “I should audition some dancers (for the video)” and then I said to her “I’ll dance for you!” and then she said “You can audition for me!”