MUSIC MONDAY Flyleaf – All Around Me

Flyleaf – All Around Me

All Around Me

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“All Around Me”
Single by Flyleaf
from the album Flyleaf
Released April 2007
Recorded October 2005 Seattle, Washington
Genre Post-grunge, Christian rock,[1] alternative rock[1]
Length 3:32
Label Octone Records
Producer Howard Benson
Certification Platinum (RIAA)[2]
Flyleaf singles chronology
Fully Alive
(2006)
All Around Me
(2007)
“Perfect”
(2007)

All Around Me” is song performed by American band Flyleaf from their self-titled debut album, Flyleaf (2005). It was released as the third single on April 2007. It is the band’s highest-charting and only single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 and their most successful single to date.

Eventually, it became a mainstream and modern rock hit in the United States, crossing over to the pop charts, where it reached No. 40 on the Billboard Hot 100.[3] The song took a large leap into the top 40 channels, receiving more than 20 new stations in just a single day. The song was certified Platinum in the U.S. on January 22, 2010, selling over 1,000,000 copies.

Music video

The music video for the song was directed by Paul Fedor. In it, the band is dressed in white except lead singer Lacey Mosley, who is wearing a grey dress. The walls have red, yellow, blue, green, and black paint running down them and later in the video the paint is on the band.

The video debuted on Fuse TV’s Oven Fresh on June 25, 2007 and on Yahoo! Music on June 28, 2007.

Track listing

iTunes version
No. Title Length
1. “All Around Me” 3:18
2. “All Around Me” (acoustic) 3:20
3. “Do You Hear What I Hear” 2:58

Performances

Flyleaf has performed “All Around Me” on FUSE’s Daily Download and MTV.COM Live. It is usually played during their sets before “I’m So Sick“.[citation needed]

Charts

Beginning its run on the Mainstream Rock Chart, it peaked at No. 20 in August 2007, while reaching No. 6 on the Modern Rock chart in October 2007. In June 2008, it reached the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the top 20 on the Pop Songs.

Chart (2007) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[4] 20
U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs[5] 6
Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 40
U.S. Billboard Pop Songs[6] 12
U.S. Billboard Adult Pop Songs[7] 23
Venezuela Pop Rock (Record Report)[8] 2

Certifications

Country Certification
(sales thresholds)
United States Platinum[9]

Awards

2009 BMI Pop Award Winning Song[10]

Other versions

David Crowder Band recorded a cover version of the song for their album Church Music.

Skillet performed a live acoustic cover of “All Around Me” on November 20, 2009 in Dallas, Texas.

References

  1. ^ Jump up to: a b “All Around Me by Flyleaf : Reviews and Ratings”. Rate Your Music. Retrieved August 13, 2011.
  2. Jump up ^ “Recording Industry Association of America”. RIAA. Retrieved August 13, 2011.
  3. Jump up ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/302265/flyleaf/chart
  4. Jump up ^ Billboard.com – Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks – Chart Listing For The Week Of Aug 18, 2007[dead link]
  5. Jump up ^ Billboard.com – Hot Modern Rock Tracks – Chart Listing For The Week Of Oct 6, 2007[dead link]
  6. Jump up ^ Billboard.com – Top 40 Mainstream – Chart Listing For The Week Of Jun 14, 2008[dead link]
  7. Jump up ^ Billboard.com – Adult Top 40 Tracks – Chart Listing For The Week Of Jun 28, 2008[dead link]
  8. Jump up ^ “Pop Rock” (in Spanish). Record Report. 2008-02-02. Archived from the original on 2007-07-02.
  9. Jump up ^ “Recording Industry Association of America”. RIAA. Retrieved August 13, 2011.
  10. Jump up ^ “2009 BMI Pop Awards Award Winning Songs | Press”. BMI.com. May 19, 2009. Retrieved August 13, 2011.

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