“Everybody Talks” is the lead single from the 2nd studio album, Picture Show, by American rock band Neon Trees’. It was released on December 20, 2011, in the United States as a digital download on iTunes. It soon became a sleeper hit. The song made it to No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, making this song their highest charting single to date as well as their first Top 10 hit. The song was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen, engineered and mixed by Billy Bush, and mastered by Joe LaPorta.
As of October 2012, the song has sold over 2 million digital downloads. It also hit No. 7 on the Alternative Songs chart, their first Top 10 hit after Animal, it also hit No. 1 on the Adult Pop Songs, their first song to do so. “Everybody Talks” was inspired by early 1960s pop music; Tyler Glenn said that “We fell in love with a lot of like Roy Orbison and the Motown music that my dad listens to.”