Just Stand Up!

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"Just Stand Up!"
Single by Artists Stand Up to Cancer
Released August 21, 2008 (2008-08-21) (digital)
September 30, 2008 (2008-09-30) (CD single)
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2008
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 3:34
Writer(s) Babyface, Ronnie Walton
Producer(s) Babyface, Antonio "L.A." Reid

"Just Stand Up!" is a song performed by an all-star charity supergroup of pop, R&B, rock, country artists during the live version during the telethon "Stand Up to Cancer". The group was purposely billed as Artists Stand Up to Cancer to the public.

American songwriter and producer Antonio "L.A." Reid conceived the collaboration after a meeting with the founder of Stand Up to Cancer, which will benefit from the proceeds of the record. Reid co-produced the track with American singer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, and the single was released on August 21, 2008.

The singers performed the song live on the "Stand Up to Cancer" show, which aired simultaneously on US TV networks ABC, CBS and NBC on September 5, 2008.[1][2]

The single was re-released on September 30, 2008, with the original recording, as well as the audio of the live performance. The CD was enhanced so it had special features for a computer. A music video was not produced for the single.

On October 15, 2010, the song was confirmed to be double-Platinum by the RIAA, and the music video was confirmed to be Gold.[3]

Performers (in order of appearance)[edit]

Live performance[edit]

The live performance was on "Stand Up 2 Cancer" event on September 5, 2008, aired by multiple channels. All the original artists appeared for the performance, except LeAnn Rimes, Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge, with the addition of Nicole Scherzinger from the Pussycat Dolls singing the parts of Sheryl Crow. The live performance is slightly different from the original song available for download. The live performance video is available on iTunes.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Just Stand Up!"
  2. "Just Stand Up!" (Live Video)

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at 78 on the week of September 13, 2008. The next week it was the greatest sales gainer and jumped 67 places to land at number 11. The next week, however, the song fell to number 36. It has also peaked on the Billboard Pop 100 chart at 18. As of October 2013, "Just Stand Up!" has sold 393,000 digital downloads in the US.[4] On the UK Singles Chart, it debuted at number 39, before climbing the chart to number 26.[5] Also on the Canadian Hot 100 chart it made a "Hot Shot Debut" at number 10 in the week of September 11, 2008, based on downloads.


Chart (2008) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[6] 39
Austrian Singles Chart[7] 73
Canadian Hot 100[8] 10
Irish Singles Chart[9] 11
Italian Singles Chart[10] 7
Japanese Singles Chart 85
New Zealand Singles Chart[11] 19
Swedish Singles Chart[8] 51
UK Singles Chart[5] 26
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 11
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[12] 57
US Pop 100[13] 18



  1. ^ Kaufman, Gil (2008-08-19). "Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Fergie, Miley Cyrus, More Collaborate On Cancer Benefit Single". MTV News. Retrieved 2008-08-20. 
  2. ^ Jessen, Monique (2008-08-20). "Mariah Carey, Beyoncé Unite For Charity Record". People. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  3. ^ "Gold & Platinum - February 26, 2011". RIAA. 2010-10-15. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 
  4. ^ Paul Grein. "Week Ending Oct. 6, 2013. Songs: Adele Reaches A Milestone – Comments". music.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2013-10-09. 
  5. ^ a b "Artists Stand Up To Cancer - Just Stand Up". ChartStats. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 
  6. ^ Just Stand Up! chart history - australian-charts.com. australian-charts.com. Retrieved on June 28, 2009.
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "Stand Up To Cancer - Just Stand Up". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 
  8. ^ a b c Artists Stand Up to Cancer - Just Stand Up!. acharts.us. Retrieved May 15, 2011.
  9. ^ "TOP 50 SINGLES, WEEK ENDING 11 September 2008". IRMA. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 
  10. ^ http://www.fimi.it/classifiche_result_digital.php?anno=%202008&mese=09&id=136
  11. ^ "RIANZ". RIANZ. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 
  12. ^ Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales
  13. ^ Billboard Pop 100

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