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Vertical Horizon – Everything You Want

Vertical Horizon - Everything You Want

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Vertical Horizon - Everything You Want

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"Everything You Want" is a song by American alternative rock band Vertical Horizon and the eponymous second single from their third studio album Everything You Want.

Released to radio in late 1999, and as a single on April 4, 2000. The single reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 after a 26-week climb on July 15 of that year. "Everything You Want" is Vertical Horizon's most successful song.

Composition

Lead vocalist Matt Scannell says "I still experience joy singing it because I know it came from a true place." The song deals with unrequited love, and Scannell explained its background in a 2010 interview:

"...I was in love with this girl, and she was just a broken person. She kept turning to everyone except me for love and acceptance, and I wanted so much to help her. I wanted to be the one to give her everything she wanted, but I couldn't. She just couldn't accept it from me, and it was that pain, that led me to creating the song."
Music video

music video for the single was directed by Clark Eddy and gained significant rotations. It features dreary, grey tones and cloudy skies corresponding with the song's gloomy nature.

Band members, principally Matt Scannell, are seen walking down streets and in a restaurant. Scannell frequently stops to read a business card which contains different text at each glimpse.

Throughout the video, a split screen effect depicts two versions of Scannell acting differently in mirror environments. Lyrics flash across the screen as the band performs the song in a bright, illuminated room with black, vertical pinstripes.

Couples are shown arguing with various messages appearing across the screen such as "every six seconds you think about sex" and "there are two sides to every story." Finally, the view blurs with a message reading "everything you want is not everything you need" as the video comes to a close.

In January 2000, the video was chosen as "Inside Track" of the month by VH1.


Vertical Horizon is an American alternative rock band formed at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in 1991.

The band is best known for their 1999 hit single, "Everything You Want". Their most recent album, The Lost Mile, was released on February 23, 2018.

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Live 1999

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