Rise (Gabrielle song)

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Single by Gabrielle
from the album Rise
Released January 24, 2000 (UK)
May 2, 2000 (U.S.)
Format CD single, cassette single
Recorded 1999
Genre Pop, R&B, soul
Length 3:41
Label Go Beat, Universal Records
Writer(s) Gabrielle, Ollie Dagois, Ferdy Unger-Hamilton, Bob Dylan
Producer(s) Johnny Dollar
Gabrielle singles chronology
"When a Woman"
Alternative cover
UK CD: 2 cover

"Rise" is a popular single by Gabrielle. It was her second number one single in the UK Singles Chart.[1] The song was the title-track and second single from her third studio album.

Written by Gabrielle, Ollie Dagois, Ferdy Unger-Hamilton and Bob Dylan and produced by Jonny Dollar, the song reached number one on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in January 2000.[1]

The song has sold 460,000 copies in the UK as stated by the Official UK Charts Company. It was the eighth best selling single in 2000 in the UK.

"Rise" is notable for a rare authorised use of a Bob Dylan sample. It takes extensively from his 1973 song "Knockin' on Heaven's Door", which was produced for the soundtrack of Sam Peckinpah film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, and Dylan liked the song so much that he allowed Gabrielle to use the sample for free.[2]

The song has been covered by Jamaican singer Mr. Vegas.


Chart (2000) Peak
Australian Singles Chart 44
Austrian Singles Chart 5
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart 12
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart 38
Dutch Singles Chart 14
Finnish Singles Chart 17
French Singles Chart 35
German Singles Chart 16
Irish Singles Chart 1
New Zealand Singles Chart 2
Norwegian Singles Chart 5
Swedish Singles Chart 24
Swiss Singles Chart 11
UK Singles Chart[1] 1

Track listings[edit]

UK CD: 1 (GOBCD 25)

  1. "Rise" (Album Version)
  2. "Rise" (Deep Dish Hi-Rise Remix Edit)
  3. "Rise" (Artful Dodger Above Board Vox Mix)

UK CD: 2 (GOLCD 25)

  1. "Rise" (Album Version)
  2. "Rise" (Mash Up Matt Darey Remix)
  3. "Dreams" (Original Mix)

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Rise" featured Gabrielle as a spectator viewing a boxing match. The video was directed by Matt Carter and was shot in the winter of 1999.


  1. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 643. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "Jotting Down Notes 6". Two-riders.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 

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Preceded by
"Born to Make You Happy" by Britney Spears
UK Singles Chart number one single
30 January 2000 - 12 February 2000
Succeeded by
"Go Let It Out" by Oasis