All the Small Things


About All the Small Things

"All the Small Things" is a song by the American rock band Blink-182. It was the second single and eighth track released from the band's third album Enema of the State (1999). The track was composed primarily by guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge as an ode to his then girlfriend. Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Jerry Finn, the song was created with the intention of shipping it to radio, as the trio felt they needed a single "really catchy and basic." The single was released in early 2000 and promptly charted worldwide, becoming a number one hit on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart, peaking at number two on the UK Singles Chart, and crossing over to pop radio and peaking at number six on the Billboard Hot 100. The song remains the band's most successful single to date, being their only song to break the Top 40. The song charted within the top 20 in ten other countries, and gained greater significance due to its accompanying music video, which parodies and mocks the boy bands Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees, and 'N Sync and the pop singers Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. The video was popular in rotation on MTV's Total Request Live, leading to criticism from those who felt their basis for parody was thin. 


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All the small things
True care truth brings
I'll take one lift
Your ride best trip
Always I know
You'll be at my show
Watching, waiting, commiserating

Say it ain't so, I will not go
Turn the lights off, carry me home
Na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na

Late night, come home
Work sucks, I know
She left me roses by the stairs
Surprises let me know she cares

Say it ain't so, I will not go
Turn the lights off, carry me home
Na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na

Say it ain't so, I will not go
Turn the lights off, carry me home
Keep your head still, I'll be your thrill
The night will go on, my little windmill

Say it ain't so, I will not go
Turn the lights off, carry me home
Keep your head still, I'll be your thrill
The night will go on
The night will go on
My little windmill

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Blink-182 is an American rock band consisting of vocalist and bass guitarist Mark Hoppus, vocalist and guitarist Tom DeLonge, and drummer Travis Barker. They have sold over 28 million albums worldwide since forming in Poway, California in 1992. With original drummer Scott Raynor they released their debut album Cheshire Cat in 1994 and achieved moderate success with its follow-up, 1997's Dude Ranch, which went on to sell over one million copies. Raynor was replaced by Barker midway through a 1998 tour. more »

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Written by: Mark Hoppus, Thomas Delonge, Travis L. Barker

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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12 facts about this song

Release and Reception
"All the Small Things" was released in January 2000 as the second single from blink-182's third studio album, "Enema of the State" (1999).
Chart Success
The song was a huge success, peaking at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart.
Song Content
The lyrics of "All the Small Things" were written by the band's then-vocalist and guitarist, Tom DeLonge, as a love song to his then-girlfriend (now wife), Jennifer Jenkins.
Music Video
The music video for "All the Small Things" is a parody of boy bands like 'N Sync and Backstreet Boys which were at the height of popularity at the time of release.
Pop Culture Impact
"All the Small Things" has been featured in several television series, movies, and video games, including "Charlie's Angels" and "Dude, Where's My Car?"
The song won the 2000 MTV Video Music Award for Best Group Video.
Cover Versions
"All the Small Things" has been covered by numerous artists, including Alvin and the Chipmunks, Jedward and Postmodern Jukebox.
Musical Style
Blink-182's "All The Small Things" is noted for its memorable pop-punk style.
Song Meaning
The song’s meaning is a testament to DeLonge’s affection for the 'small things' Jennifer did that he loved.
Despite being more than two decades old, "All the Small Things" remains one of Blink-182's most popular and enduring songs.
Live Performances
"All the Small Things" remains a staple of Blink-182’s live performances.
Band's Perspective
Although the song is one of their biggest hits, some members of Blink-182 have expressed mixed feelings about its popularity, feeling that it overshadowed some of their other work.

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