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All I wanna do is have some fun,
I got a feeling I'm not the only one,
All I wanna do is have some fun,
I got a feeling I'm not the only one,
All I wanna do is have some fun,
Until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard.
—"All I Wanna Do"

Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American musician who started out writing jingles and singing backup for Michael Jackson during the 1988 "Bad World Tour" before becoming a successful recording artist on her own, winning several Grammys over the length of her career. She claims her inspiration doesn't root from any particular genre, but her music usually has elements of rock, folk, hip hop, country, and pop.

She had two self-titled albums; the first was scrapped, and the second premiered after her short run with the band Tuesday Music Club.

She also sang the title song for the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies.


  • Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)
  • Sheryl Crow (1996)
  • The Globe Sessions (1998)
  • Live from Central Park (1999, live)
  • C'mon C'mon (2002)
  • Live at Budokan (2003, live)
  • The Very Best of Sheryl Crow (2003, compilation)
  • Wildflower (2005)
  • Hits and Rarities (2007, compilation)
  • Detours (2008)
  • Home for Christmas (2008)
  • 100 Miles from Memphis (2010)
  • Feels Like Home (2013)
  • Be Myself (2017)
  • Threads (2019)

All I wanna do is list some tropes:

  • Advertised Extra: She and Vince Gill provided background vocals on Brooks & Dunn's 2006 hit "Building Bridges".
  • Darker and Edgier: The Globe Sessions is a very introspective and personal album written while Crow was suffering from depression and the fallout from a failed relationship
    • "On The Outside", her contribution to The X-Files tie-in album Songs In The Key Of X, has a tense, moody atmosphere (in keeping with the feel of the show), as well as lyrics like "Where do you go when no one cares? / Six feet under / underground".
  • Early-Bird Cameo: As a backup vocalist for Michael Jackson.
  • Epic Rocking: "The Difficult Kind" and "Crash and Burn" on The Globe Sessions are both over six minutes long. So are "Our Love is Fading" and "Roses in the Moonlight" on 100 Miles From Memphis.
  • In-Joke: The first lyric of the first song on her first album is "She was born in November, 1963/The day Aldous Huxley died." While one could call November 22, 1963 the day Huxley died, most people would reference a different death.
  • Lighter and Softer: C'mon C'mon, the studio album released after The Globe Sessions is considerably lighter and more upbeat. Compare "My Favorite Mistake" with "Soak Up The Sun".
  • New Sound Album: She does this to a degree with every one.
  • Older Than They Look: Sheryl is in her early 60s, though she can easily pass for her 40s.
  • Prefers Going Barefoot: She's frequently barefoot in videos and photos.
  • Shout-Out: The opening lines to "All I Wanna Do" (This ain't no disco/Ain't no country club either) is a nod to the chorus of "Life During Wartime" by Talking Heads (This ain't no party/This ain't no disco/This ain't no foolin' around!).
  • Surreal Music Video: "If It Makes You Happy".
  • Word Salad Lyrics: "The Na Na Song", though some of it is explainable as a mix of wordplay and commentary on early 90's pop culture and politics.