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Saturday, 11 June 2011


"All I Wanna Do" is a song performed by Sheryl Crow and written by David BaerwaldBill BottrellWyn Cooper, Sheryl Crow, and Kevin Gilbert. It was Crow's breakthrough hit from her 1993 debut album Tuesday Night Music Club. The song was the winner of the 1995 Grammy Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performanceand was nominated for Song of the Year. The song is her biggest US hit, peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, number one on the Adult Contemporary chart [1] and also reaching #4 on the UK Singles Chart.

The lyrics for the song are based on the poem "Fun" by Wyn Cooper.[2][3] Crow's producer (Bottrell) discovered Cooper's poetry book "The Country of Here Below" in a Pasadena, California used bookstore. Crow adapted "Fun" into the lyrics for her song - earning Cooper considerable royalties, and helping to push his book, originally published in a run of only 500 copies in 1987, into multiple reprints.
The opening spoken line, "This ain't no disco", is a reference to the song "Life During Wartime" by Talking Heads. When played on radio or at live performances, the line is also commonly changed to refer to the local listening area (such as "This is VA").
The song's main guitar riff bears a very close resemblance to Stealer's Wheels "Stuck In The Middle With You."

The video was directed by David Hogan, who also directed her first video ever for "Leaving Las Vegas". It features Crow and her band performing the song on the street, with notable characters flying through the air. The video was filmed in front of the Roxy Theater at the corner of Franklin Street and North 1st Street in Clarksville, Tennessee.
Two versions of the music video exist. For unknown reasons, the original video, which featured the character mentioned in the song "Billy", was changed and he was edited out of the video. However, at the 1:03 mark in the edited version you can see "Billy"'s shadow on the brick wall as he is walking up the street to where Crow is performing, from 1:12-1:14 (and again from 3:33-3:36) you can see the arm of his jacket as he is watching her, from 1:30-1:34 he walks back and forth in front of her, from 1:40-1:45 he is standing nearby, from 2:02-2:03 "Billy"'s head can be seen behind the flying woman's head, and from 2:52-2:53 "Billy" and his shadow are visible below.
The edited version appears on her Greatest Hits DVD collection of her music videos.

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