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Everything I Own

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"Everything I Own"
Single by Bread
from the album Baby I'm-a Want You
B-side"I Don't Love You"
ReleasedJanuary 29, 1972
Recorded1971
Genre
Length3:07
LabelElektra
Songwriter(s)David Gates
Producer(s)David Gates
Bread singles chronology
"Baby I'm-a Want You"
(1971)
"Everything I Own"
(1972)
"Diary"
(1972)
Music video
"Everything I Own" at YouTube

"Everything I Own" is a 1972 song by American band Bread and is the second single from their fourth studio album Baby I'm-a What You. It went to number 5 in the United States and Canada, number 12 in Australia and number 9 in New Zealand. It has been covered by Ken Boothe, Crystal Gayle and Boy George.

Boy George version[change | change source]

"Everything I Own"
Single by Boy George
from the album Sold
B-side"Use Me"
ReleasedMarch 13, 1987 (UK)
1993 (US)
Recorded1986 in Montserrat
GenreReggae
Length4:00
LabelVirgin
Songwriter(s)David Gates
Producer(s)Stewart Levine
Boy George singles chronology
"Everything I Own"
(1987)
"Keep Me in Mind"
(1987)

"The Crying Game"
(1992)

"Everything I Own"
(1993)

"More Than Likely"
(1993)
Alternative cover
Music video
"Everything I Own" at YouTube

In 1987 singer Boy George covered "Everything I Own" as the leading single from his debut studio album Sold. It topped the single charts in the United Kingdom, Canada, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ireland, Norway and Italy. It has a reggae vibe from the Ken Boothe's 1974 version of the sale.

References[change | change source]

  1. "James Griffin, 61; Co-Founder of Band Bread Shared an Oscar". Los Angeles Times. January 14, 2005. Retrieved February 19, 2020.
  2. Considine, J.D.; Coleman, Mark; Evans, Paul; McGee, David (1992). "Bread". In DeCurtis, Anthony; Henke, James; George-Warren, Holly (eds.). Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York: Random House. p. 48.
  3. Breithaupt, Don; Breithaupt, Jeff (October 15, 1996). "Love American Style: Ballads". Precious and Few - Pop Music in the Early '70s. St. Martin's Griffin. p. 164. ISBN 031214704X.