On January 8 1983, Everybody peaked at number-three on the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. It would remain locked in that position for three weeks before quickly descending. Then known as Hot Dance/Disco, it was Madonna’s first appearance on the chart that she continues to rule today, with a total of 43 number-one hits under her belt.
Long live the Dancing Queen!
On October 6 1982, “Everybody” – the debut single by Madonna – was released by Sire/Warner Bros Records in the US on 7-inch and 12-inch single formats.
Originally intended to be the b-side to “Ain’t No Big Deal,” “Everybody” emerged from the recording sessions as the stronger choice for release and ended up being featured on both sides of the single (the 12-inch was backed with a dub remix while the 7-inch used a shorter instrumental version on the flip-side). It would also later be included as the closing track on Madonna’s self-titled first album.
“Everybody” was written by Madonna and produced by Mark Kamins.