All Star

Smash Mouth

About All Star

"All Star" is a song by the American rock band Smash Mouth. It was released on May 4, 1999, as the second single from their album Astro Lounge, and it is one of the group's most successful songs, peaking at No. 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100, No. 2 in Canada and No. 4 in Australia. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.


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Somebody once told me the world is gonna roll me
I ain't the sharpest tool in the shed
She was looking kind of dumb with her finger and her thumb
In the shape of an "L" on her forehead

Well the years start coming and they don't stop coming
Fed to the rules and I hit the ground running
Didn't make sense not to live for fun
Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb
So much to do so much to see
So what's wrong with taking the back streets
You'll never know if you don't go
You'll never shine if you don't glow

[Chorus]
Hey now you're an All Star get your game on, go play
Hey now you're a Rock Star get the show on get paid
And all that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars break the mold

It's a cool place and they say it gets colder
You're bundled up now but wait 'til you get older
But the meteor men beg to differ
Judging by the hole in the satellite picture
The ice we skate is getting pretty thin
The water's getting warm so you might as well swim
My world's on fire how about yours
That's the way I like it and I never get bored

[Chorus: x2]

Somebody once asked could I spare some change for gas
I need to get myself away from this place
I said yep what a concept
I could use a little fuel myself
And we could all use a little change

Well, the years start coming and they don't stop coming
Fed to the rules and I hit the ground running
Didn't make sense not to live for fun
Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb
So much to do, so much to see
So what's wrong with taking the back streets
You'll never know if you don't go
You'll never shine if you don't glow

[Chorus]

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Smash Mouth

Smash Mouth is an American pop rock band from San Jose, California. The band was formed in 1994, and was originally composed of Steve Harwell (vocals), Kevin Coleman (drums), Greg Camp (guitar), and Paul De Lisle (bass). They are known for such songs as "Walkin' on the Sun" (1997) and "All Star" (1999). more »

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Written by: Gregory Camp

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10 facts about this song

Released Anniversary
"All Star" was released in May 1999 as the second single from Smash Mouth's 1999 album, Astro Lounge.
Chart Performance
The song peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, making it the band's biggest hit in the country.
International Success
"All Star" also enjoyed international success. It peaked within the top 10 in Australia, Canada, and Norway and reached the top 20 in several other countries.
Background and Writing
The song was written by Smash Mouth's lead vocalist Steve Harwell, who says it was about embracing one's individuality.
Film Association
"All Star" famously features in the opening of the 2001 animated film, "Shrek," and has since become associated with the movie series.
Grammy Nomination
The song received a Grammy nomination in 2000 for 'Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals'.
Cover Versions
Many artists have covered "All Star," including The Offspring and Bowling for Soup.
Cultural Impact
Memes and parodies of the song have become a popular internet phenomenon, which renewed interest and propelled it back into the top charts in the late 2010s.
Music Video
The music video features cameos from William H. Macy, Ben Stiller, Hank Azaria, Paul Reubens, and Kel Mitchell, all of whom were starring in the 1999 superhero comedy film, Mystery Men.
Platinum Certifications
"All Star" has received platinum certification in several countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.

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    Top Hot 100 Songs 1999

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