"Everyday" was written by lead singer Noddy Holder and bassist Jim Lea and produced by Chas Chandler. The single was released via Polydor Record Label on 29th March 1973.
This single reached number 3 on the U.K. chart, spending 7 weeks on the U.K. chart, the shortest time of any charting Slade single at that time. The single's 1st week in the chart was at number 6, staying in the top 10 for 4 weeks.
"Everyday" appeared on their 1974 album "Old New Borrowed And Blue".
"Everyday" marked a change from Slade's usual style. The public did not expect a ballad to be released and Slade would not reach higher than number 3 on the U.K. chart again until 1983's hit single "My Oh My" which peaked at number 2. The song had already previously appeared on their album Old New Borrowed And Blue.
Upon release, the band knew they were taking a risk but "Everyday" had become a firm favorite on stage when the crowd would sing along which the band had never expected.
The song was born out of an evening at Jim Leas house when his friends asked how he wrote songs. Jim Leas wife promptly sang the opening of the verse which Jim Lea later completed. This was a recording that guitarist Dave Hill didn't actually play on, as he was away on honeymoon and so he missed the recording sessions, and so Jim Lea did all the guitar parts.
Originally, the band did not want the song released as a single but Chas Chandler did. After a big argument, the single was agreed to be released. This was mainly between Chas Chandler and Jim Lea, during the flight to Australia for the band's short tour there.
By the time Slade released Everyday in March 1974, they were the biggest pop phenomenon the U.K. had seen since The Beatles a decade before. But Everyday broke with the Midland band's tradition of foot stomping, dance floor breaking hits. Although never 1 of Slade's biggest hits, "Everyday" soon became a fans' favourite in concert, with its chorus regularly sung back to the band. It was a rare sentimental concession from the band who built their reputation on some of the best loved rock 'n' roll of the 1970s.
"Everyday" was released via Polydor Record Label on 29th March 1973.
And was the band's 11th top 20 single in a row.
Upon release, Record Mirror wrote "Gone the stomping, barnstorming, rabble rousing gone temporarily, as Slade enter a gentle ballad era. It'll only last for 1 single, but it's a quite remarkable change of style for the young gentlemen. The plaintive side of Nody Holder emerges on the song he wrote with Jim Lea. Mind you, the rasp has not vanished from Noddy Holders voice. This lull, this leaning on lilting rather than lambasting, is not only welcome, it's great stuff. Lovely little melody, nice performance. Smash hit. And already 1 of my favourite Slade efforts...chart certainty."
"Everyday" was originally released on 7" vinyl.
Record Mirror magazine released a short article based on the upcoming release of the single. "Slade's new single, by popular demand, will be "Everyday" c / w "Good Time Gals" both taken from their number 1 album "Old New Borrowed And Blue". The cuts are, both Holder and Lea compositions, are released on 29th March in time for the big Slade tour. A spokesman for the band said album tracks had been used purely because of the big demand."
The single was certified U.K. Silver by BPI in April 1974. This Silver Disc was awarded only 3 days after the single's release.
No promotional video was created for the single as at the time, Slade were busy with the 'Crazee Nite' U.K. tour, and had no time to record a video. The band made TV appearances on the usual U.K. show Top of The Pops, and the U.K. show Jim'll Fix It as well as a performance on the Jimmy Savile U.K. show Clunk, Click. The song was also performed on the Dutch TV show Top Pop.
"Everyday" reached number 3 on the U.K. chart.
Track listing - 7" U.K. Single
A1. Everyday (Noddy Holder, Jim Lea) - 3:05
B2. Good Time Gals (Noddy Holder, Jim Lea) - 3:28
"Everyday" written by Holder and Lea, wwas originally released via Polydor Record Label on 29th March 1973 and reached number 3 on the U.K. chart.
This is a piano based ballad, upon its release, the band knew they were taking a risk but "Everyday" had become a firm favourite on stage when the crowd would sing along, which they never expected.
The song was born out of an evening at Leas house when his friends asked how he wrote songs. Leas wife promptly sang the opening of the verse which Lea later completed. This was a recording that guitarist Hill didn't actually play on, as he was away on honeymoon and so he missed the recording sessions. Lea did all the guitar parts.
This single appeared on their album "Old New Borrowed And Blue".
Good Time Gals
"Good Time Gals" written by Holder and Lea, this was the b - side to Slades original single "Everyday".
It is also included on their album "Old New Borrowed And Blue". It appeared as the b - side to the original 1974 single "Everyday" that also appeared on the album.
The song was included on the German compilations "Far Far Away" and their album "The Story Of Slade Vol. 1".
In America, the song was released as a single with "We're Really Gonna Raise The Roof" as the b - side. This single was released via Warner Bros. Record Label.
Dave Hill - lead guitar, backing vocals
Noddy Holder - lead vocals, guitar
Jim Lea - bass guitar, lead guitar, piano, backing vocals
Don Powell - drums
Chas Chandler - producer