"All The Things She Said" is a song recorded by Russian girl group t.A.T.u. for their debut studio album, 200 km/h in the Wrong Lane (2003). "All The Things She Said" was chosen as the lead single from the studio album in Europe on August 18, 2002, until a worldwide release in January 2003. The song was written by Sergio Galoyan, Trevor Horn, Martin Kierszenbaum, Elena Kiper and Valeriy Polienko, while production was handled by Horn. The song is set as a midtempo rock oriented song that is influenced with musical elements of electronic music and pop music. The song's lyrics is about the relationship between the two girls, how each is continually in the other's thoughts, with the themes relating to homosexuality, bisexuality and love.
Upon its release, "All the Things She Said" received mixed reviews from modern music critics. Many of the critics found the song suggestive and believed the song, along with the groups public image, was only created to generate scandal and media attention. However, musically, the song was positively received, many finding it catchy and understandable. Ever since its release, the song has been listed on song lists, including Blender and Pitchfork Media. The song had been performed many times, including on many MTV live shows, along with a megamix with "Not Gonna Get Us" at the MTV Movie Awards.
Commercially, "All The Things She Said" peaked at ?20 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming the first Russian act to chart there. The song peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart, and reached the top five in majority of Europe and Oceania. The song's accompanying music video was directed by the group's manager, Ivan Shapovalov, in which the song caused a worldwide controversy due to the kiss between both members, causing petitions and banning in some countries. In 2003 single "All The Things She Said" has occupied 7 place in the world on sales results in 4,964,000 copies.
Prior to becoming t.A.T.u., Yulia and Lena had auditioned as members of Neposedi, a group produced by Ivan Shapolavov and his business partner Alexander Voitinskyi. Shapolavov said the two girls stood out from the rest of the those that auditioned, but fourteen-year-old Katina was initially the only one chosen for the band. While the album was in development, their producer Alexander Voitinskyi left the production, leaving the album unreleased. However, Shapolavov later signed Elena Kiper as the new co-producer and co-writer for the album, who eventually wrote "All The Things She Said". The song's Russian counterpart, "Ya Soshla S Uma", was originally written and recorded in 1999 in Russia.
The song was written as t.A.T.u.'s debut English single by Ivan Shapovalov, Sergio Galoyan, Trevor Horn, Elena Kiper and Valeriy Polienko. The song was mostly produced by English producers, like Horn, and Russian producers. At the time, neither Yulia Volkova nor Lena Katina were fluent in English. Work on the song started after the duo had finished its recording with Neposedi. On the strength of the Neposedi audition, Ivan Shapolavov signed them to Interscope Records through Universal Music Group's offices in Russia.
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