Every Morning – Sugar Ray | Top 40 Chart Performance, Story and Song Meaning

Chart Performance: Pop (#3); 1999

Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne

In moving away from their early funk-metal brand of music and into a breezy pop sound, Sugar Ray gave us some of the catchiest songs of the 1990s. Their breakthrough single – Fly – spent an amazing 59 weeks on the hit charts. It’s decidedly critic-unfriendly summertime groove caused some to brand Sugar Ray a “one hit wonder” band. Every Morning buried that label six feet under when it, like Fly, soared to the top of the Modern Rock chart. Peaking at #3 on Billboard’s Hot 100, surrounded by hits from Cher, Whitney, and Mariah, Every Morning, provided welcome relief from the diva deluge. Drawn from the album 14:59 – a reference to Andy Warhol’s well-known “15 minutes of fame” comment on contemporary culture – Morning helped push over three million copies of 14:59 past the cash registers. Sugar Ray’s had handily surpassed their predicted 15 minutes in the spotlight.

This content and all Song Meaning articles were created and written by Top 40 Contributing Editor Ed Osborne. © 2023 Ed Osborne. All Rights Reserved. In addition to these song meaning articles, Ed has written our “Year in Music 1960s-1990s” articles.

Produced by:

  • David Kahne

Lyrics Written by:

  • Sugar Ray
  • David Kahne
  • Richard Bean
  • Abel Zarate
  • Pablo Tellez