"Racy scholarship does the Grizzly Bear here with theoretical rigor." ―William Lhamon, author of Raising Cain. Everybody’s Doin’ It is the eye-opening story of popular music’s seventy-year rise in the brothels, dance halls, and dives of New York City. It traces the birth of popular music, including ragtime and jazz, to convivial meeting places for sex, drink, music, and dance/5(13). It has also been suggested the title - and the song - is a double entendre, but Berlin himself said, "It was an idea out of the air. I wanted a dance song; everybody was doing it. I just sat down and wrote the thing as it was. It was the dance craze put to music and words." The idea worked, and the song became "the standard tune of the dance.
Chorus 1Ev'rybody's doin' it, Doin' it, doin' it, Ev'rybody's doin' it, Doin' it, doin' it, See that ragtime couple over there, Watch them throw their shoulders in the air, Snap their fingers, Honey, I declare, It's a bear, it's a bear, it's a Cited by: 1. Everybody's Doing It may refer to. Film and television. Everybody's Doing It; Everybody's Doing It; Everybody's Doing It, a MTV television film starring Lizzy Caplan; Everybody's Doing It, a short comedy film from featuring Mutt and Jeff; Music "Everybody's Doin' It", a ragtime song by Irving Berlin (see "That Mysterious Rag")"Everybody's Doing It", a recording by Tommy Dorsey.