All I Wanna Do (Sheryl Crow song)

August 1994

All I Wanna Do is a pop song by American rock singer Sheryl Crow, written by her, David Baerwald, Bill Bottrell, Wyn Cooper and Kevin Gilbert. The single was released in summer 1994 and meant Crows worldwide breakthrough as a commercial singer. To this day, All I Wanna Do is her most successful play. The title was released as the first single from her debut album Tuesday Night Music Club.

Crow won at the Grammy Awards 1995, two Grammys for the song and was nominated for another. The single reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one in the adult contemporary charts and number four in the UK singles charts for several weeks.


The lyrics and the content of the song based on the poem Fun by Wyn Cooper. Crows music producer Bill Bottrell got the rights to a few lines from Cooper's book The Country of Here Below. Crow arranged Fun in the lyrics and the content of the song - Cooper was specified on the original single as a songwriter. With the success of the single Cooper's book became the best-seller.

Music Video

The director for music video by David Hogan, who also took over the government for Crows Leaving Las Vegas. The video shows Crow and her band on the road, where they play the song. The song was filmed 1st Street in Clarksville, Tennessee in front of the Roxy Theatre on the corner of Franklin Street and North.



Cover versions

The English singer-songwriter Amy Studt asked Sheryl Crow if she could hit their covers. Crow agreed. Studts version was released on 12 January 2004, but had very little success.

The American singer Joanne Farrell published 1995, a dance version of the song.

The German band Scooter coverte the song for their 2004 album Mind the Gap.