Everlong (4:09)

Cover of The Colour and the Shape

From The Colour and the Shape and 42 other releases

Everlong is the second single from Foo Fighters’ second album, 1997’s “The Colour and the Shape”. It hit #18 in the UK and #3 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart. In 2000, on his first show back from heart surgery, American late night comedian David Letterman introduced the band’s performance of the song with “here’s my favorite band, performing my favorite song”. This appearance made Foo Fighters the first band to perform the same song twice on Letterman’s “The Late Show” program.

Everlong has been featured in the popular music themed video games Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero World Tour.

Although the song is normally performed with electric guitars, vocalist/guitarist Dave Grohl’s solo acoustic variation gained popularity after an impromptu rendition on Howard Stern’s radio show in 1997. The band has often performed the acoustic version of the song live since then.

A common feature of the electric live performances of Everlong involves Dave playing the first two verses and choruses on his own, with the entire band joining in for the final parts of the song. This can be seen on the Hyde Park DVD.

A different acoustic version of this song concludes the 2006 live CD and DVD Skin and Bones.

A muzak version of the chorus appears in the opening and closing scenes of band’s music video for “Learn to Fly,” from the subsequent album There Is Nothing Left to Lose.

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  • dennis1808

    Masterpiece.

    27 Jun 11:54am Reply
  • JakeyWHFC

    One of the BEST

    26 Jun 10:17pm Reply
  • Rud-Johns

    One of the best rock songs ever made

    19 Jun 4:39pm Reply
  • PistolPeteMatty

    One of the best rock songs ever written.

    12 Jun 10:49pm Reply
  • joshsaussey

    An amazing track with such an epic build-up. So much nostalgia with this track.

    22 May 5:24am Reply
  • Storchel

    Looove it!

    30 Apr 2:45pm Reply
  • VasilySavush

    Настраивает на позитивный лад

    29 Apr 8:14pm Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Good song

    29 Apr 7:03pm Reply
  • julimaa

    There's nothing better in this world then this song at the end of a Foos concert [2] so true!!!!

    25 Apr 3:45am Reply
  • rezazack

    all-time favorite

    16 Mar 2:34am Reply
  • memphisn53rd

    All these years and I've never tired of this song!

    8 Mar 4:18am Reply
  • bercer

    one of the best band forever"", rock on""

    10 Feb 11:22pm Reply
  • barium62

    Fuck. There's just something about this song.

    24 Jan 3:45am Reply
  • abfdrumz

    @MuffinAufKoks: Pretty sure he taunts us for the sheer fun of it.

    28 Sep 2013 Reply
  • TangerineStars

    Great song, but can Dave Grohl sound anymore like J Mascis on the verses?

    23 Sep 2013 Reply
  • MuffinAufKoks

    "Fully deserves its #1 ranking among their songs, with "The Pretender" as #2. At least in this case, all is right with the world." The Pretender should not be in the top 10 at all compared to all the masterpieces on FF and TCATS. Buy why Dave Grohl, WHYYY do you have to play this song so often in a fucking lame acoustic version!? Srsly, it takes all the energy from the song. :(

    30 Aug 2013 Reply
  • nicole564

    At Pedrooi: Agreed

    24 Aug 2013 Reply
  • pedrooi

    There's nothing better in this world then this song at the end of a Foos concert

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • gemaddog7

    One of my favorite songs..

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • pyroloveridge

    One of the greatest songs of all time, personally prefer my hero though

    13 Aug 2013 Reply
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