Released on 12 January 1998, the track peaked at number one in the UK Singles Chart; it's the longest single ever to do so (the track on both the CD and 12" release is 18 seconds longer than the album version found on Be Here Now ).
The single went gold in the UK. This was the last Oasis single to be released on the Creation Records label.
"All Around the World", nearly ten minutes long, is embellished with string and horn pieces, and is followed by a two-minute-long instrumental, "All Around the World (Reprise)". .