All Day Long

Album: The Big Day (2019)
Charted: 94
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Songfacts®:

  • The opening track of Chance the Rapper's debut album The Big Day finds him celebrating life.

    They gon' miss us today, you a missus today
    This is, this is the day
    Took it the scenic route, but this is the way
    That's old news, baby, this is today


    Chance married Kirsten Corley on March 9, 2019; the album is inspired by his wedding day. Throughout the record, he describes the "scenic route" he took to tying the knot.
  • Chance tapped John Legend for the chorus in which he addresses not being able to please everyone while enjoying marriage.

    We can't be out here pleasin' everybody (Oh, I...)
    We know who we are (Oh‚ yeah)
    And if you with me, then I'm with you darlin' (Yeah)
    Baby, all day long


    The pair previously worked together when Chance contributed a verse to Legend's 2016 song "Penthouse Floor."
  • Cleveland-based producer TrapMoneyBenny (Drake's "In My Feelings") was recruited by Chance's longtime collaborator Nate Fox to put the finishing touches to several of the album's tracks. He recalled to Rolling Stone his contribution to this song.

    "I made the kicks a little bit different in the hooks. Originally it was the first verse, then John Legend on the hook, then an open verse, but it kind of slowed down. Chance wanted that rearranged.

    After the first hook, the excitement of the song just dropped off, went away. It needed to pick back up; I had to spice it up a little bit, re-work the sounds that were already in there. I don't know if they wanted to get somebody on it. But Chance then put a hot-ass new verse on there."

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