“Everything About You” is rock band Ugly Kid Joe’s first hit. It originally appeared on their 1991 EP, As Ugly as They Wanna Be. It gained popularity after being featured in the 1992 hit film Wayne’s World and was later included on the band’s full-length debut album America’s Least Wanted, which was also released in 1992. “Everything About You” was also featured in the Band Hero Nintendo DS soundtrack.
The song describes, with an uptempo hard rock beat, a list of things the lead singer hates or doesn’t care about: the weather, “your” family, and “everything about you.” In the bridge, the singer admits that he has a bad attitude, but that he enjoys hating everything and refuses to change. The song closes with the well-known couplet “Shave and a Haircut”.
The re-recorded version includes a spoken intro by actress Julia Sweeney, in the role of Pat, the overweight androgynous character that appeared on Saturday Night Live, saying “Are you the guys on the beach that hate everything? Eww! Is this some sort of hip music that I don’t understand?”
The music video for the song was directed by Thomas Mignone and features the band playing on a beach in Isla Vista, CA. Mignone spends the entirety of the video’s budget on an assortment of inflatable love dolls purchased on the morning of the video shoot from a Hollywood Blvd adult shop en route to the beach location. A large tank of helium was “borrowed” from a nearby dentist’s office and used to inflate the love dolls so that vocalist Whitfield Crane could fly them like kites at the beach. Filming was halted for several hours when the Federal Aviation Administration authorities arrived at the location and informed Mignone that aircraft arriving and departing from nearby Santa Barbara Airport were complaining of nude love dolls in their flight paths. A sheepdog appears in multiple scenes, although filming had to be cut on repeated occasions as the dog would not refrain from urinating on the drum kit.
The song found its greatest success in the United Kingdom, where it reached #3 in May of the same year, and also reached as high as #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. The group became more acclaimed for their cover of Harry Chapin’s “Cat’s in the Cradle”.