All The Small Things by Blink 182
"All the Small Things" is a song by American pop punk band Blink-182. It was the second single released from the band's third album Enema of the State. Written by guitarist Tom DeLonge for his girlfriend, the song is one of Blink-182's most popular songs and is often considered their signature song. The single, released in January 2000, peaked at number 1 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart and reaching number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. "All the Small Things" was the band's first number 1 hit and it exposed the band to a whole new audience. Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge wrote the song about his then girlfriend (later wife) Jennifer Jenkins. According to DeLonge, it wasn't just about Jenkins: "I wanted to write a song with na-nas in it, 'cause I love the Ramones. So I thought, I'll write this song about my chick, and it'll be an ode to the Ramones, too. Show video tutorial!
About the Artist
Blink-182 is an American pop punk band from San Diego, California, formed in 1992. The band formed as "Blink" with vocalist and bass player Mark Hoppus, vocalist and guitarist Tom DeLonge and (former) drummer Scott Raynor. In 1998, midway through a U.S. tour, current drummer Travis Barker replaced Scott Raynor. The group formed in the Poway suburb of San Diego in the early 1990s, and released several self-recorded demo tapes, promoting them with various shows around the San Diego area. After releasing debut album Cheshire Cat (1994), the band achieved moderate success with Dude Ranch (1997), now having sold over a million copies. However, the trio achieved even greater success with the multi-platinum selling Enema of the State (1999). The band gained popularity for their irreverent sense of humor, displayed in the music videos for "All the Small Things" and "What's My Age Again". Their following two albums maintained their success; Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001) and Blink-182 (2003) before DeLonge left the group in early 2005, initiating an indefinite hiatus.