" is a single by Australian country music
artist Keith Urban
. It is the fourth and final single released from his 2006 studio album Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing
. The song reached a peak of #5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs
charts in early 2008. It is part of the tracklist for Now That's What I Call Country
. Richard Marx
would later record his own version of the song and release it from the European release of his Stories To Tell
album in 2010 as the lead single.
"Everybody" is a mid-tempo ballad
which Urban co-wrote with Richard Marx
. In the lyric, the male narrator addresses a female who is escaping her relationship ("And the only thing that you've ever known is to run") and trying to ask her to stay ("Everybody needs somebody sometimes").
Jim Malec of The 9513 gave the song a thumbs-up. His review criticizes the song for using the lyric "everybody needs somebody sometimes," but added that Urban's songwriting is "able to take a concept which is not at all original, and make it sound fresh and new." Jordan Levin and Howard Cohen of The Miami Herald
called the song "formulaic," and Keith Groller of The Morning Call
said that it was "ultra-sappy."
As listed in liner notes.
- Keith Urban – lead and backing vocals,......