"Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime" is a hit single written by James Warren and first performed by the pop band The Korgis, of which Warren was lead singer.
The song was released in 1980 from the group's second album Dumb Waiters. The single reached #5 on the UK Singles Chart and #18 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song topped the singles charts at #1 in France, #1 in Spain, #3 in Netherlands, #3 in Germany, and #18 in Australia. This represented the peak of The Korgis' music chart success.
The original 1980 version of "Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime" was re-released on the following compilation albums and CDs:
- The Best of The Korgis (1983)
- Archive Series (1997)
- Greatest Hits (2001)
- Don't Look Back - The Very Best Of The Korgis (2 CD) (2003)
In 1990, Warren and Davis reformed The Korgis to re-record "Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime" for a charity album in support of the International Hostage Release Foundation. This version of the song was re-released on the compilation CD and DVD Kollection (2005).
The Korgis recorded a live, acoustic version of "Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime" in the summer of 2005, that was intended for release on Kollection, but first released in 2006 onUnplugged (The Korgis) CD.
An alternate version of "Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime" (with a different second verse) was recorded for the 1999 CD re-issue of 1980 album Dumb Waiters. This alternate version was re-released on the compilations Klassics - The Best Of The Korgis (2001) and Don't Look Back - The Very Best Of The Korgis (2 CD) (2003).