Stand Up for Love

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"Stand Up for Love"
Single by Destiny's Child
from the album #1's
Released September 27, 2005
Format CD single, 7-inch single
Recorded Chartmaker Studios, The Record Plant
Genre Dance-pop, R&B
Length 4:46
Label Columbia
Writer(s) David Foster, Amy Foster-Gillies
Producer(s) David Foster, Humberto Gatica
Destiny's Child singles chronology
"Cater 2 U"
"Stand Up for Love"

"Stand Up for Love" was the first and only single from Destiny's Child's greatest hits album, #1's. Released in 2005, the single became Destiny's Child's first single to fail to chart in the United States.


"Stand Up for Love" was composed and arranged by David Foster, and his daughter Amy Foster-Gillies wrote its lyrics. Foster produced the record with Humberto Gatica, who also engineered and mixed it. "Stand Up for Love" was recorded at Chartmaker Studios and The Record Plant, and was mixed at Chartmaker Studios.[1] The inspirational song has been hyped for its message of hope in the wake of Hurricane Katrina (although written before it happened). The song has been touted as the 2005 World Children's Day Anthem in conjunction with Ronald McDonald House Charities.[2]

The Society for the Promotion of Community Standards (SPCS) requested that New Zealand radio stations play "Stand Up for Love" to reflect on child abuse after the Nia Glassie abuse case received widespread media attention.[3]


According to the sheet music published by Peer International Corporation, "Stand Up for Love" is a dance-pop and contemporary R&B song set in common time with a slow tempo of seventy beats per minute. It is written in the key of A major, and Destiny's Child's vocals range from E3 to E5.[4]


Jim Kiest from the San Antonio Express-News wrote "hopefully 'Stand Up for Love' won't be [a number-one single]".[5]

Chart performance[edit]

Although it was solicited to radio in late September 2005, the single failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 or any other major chart. The song initially received airplay support from New York City's Z-100, but few other radio stations in the United States picked it up.

In the UK, "Stand Up For Love" received minimal radio airplay but managed to gain a top 20 place in the video airplay charts. Due to the lack of radio play yet again, following "Cater 2 U", "Stand Up For Love" was Destiny's Child's second single in a row to be cancelled in the UK.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Stand Up for Love" was directed by Matthew Rolston and filmed in September 2005. It first shows Knowles singing. Later in the video Rowland sings. Towards the end, Williams sings. It ends with them singing the chorus higher than before. [2]

Live performances[edit]

Destiny's Child performed "Stand Up for Love" and "Survivor" on November 15, 2005 on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.[6] "Stand Up for Love" was sung by the band again that day at Ronald McDonald House, Los Angeles for World Children's Day.[7]

Credits and personnel[edit]


Track listings[edit]

Release and radio history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States[10] September 27, 2005 Rhythmic contemporary airplay Columbia Records
United States[11] 7-inch single
United Kingdom[12]
United States[10] October 3, 2005 Mainstream airplay


  1. ^ a b #1's (CD liner). Destiny's Child. Columbia Records. 2005. p. 3. 
  2. ^ a b Moss, Corey (September 21, 2005). "Destiny's Child Look Back With #1's Before Going Their Separate Ways". MTV News. Viacom. Retrieved June 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ "SPCS Joins Call for 'Stand' Against Child Abuse" (Press release). Society for the Promotion of Community Standards. August 7, 2007. Retrieved June 6, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Destiny's Child - Stand Up for Love Sheet Music". Peer International Corporation. Retrieved June 6, 2011. 
  5. ^ Kiest, Jim (December 7, 2005). "Annual hits can make great stocking stuffers". San Antonio Express-News. Hearst Corporation. 
  6. ^ Justin, Neal (November 12, 2006). "'Jimmy Kimmel Live' has become a family affair". Los Angeles: PopMatters. Retrieved June 6, 2011. 
  7. ^ "For The Record: Quick News On Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce, Ciara, Paula Abdul, Coldplay, Mr. T & More". MTV News. Viacom. November 16, 2005. Retrieved June 6, 2011. 
  8. ^ Stand Up for Love (CD-maxi liner notes). Destiny's Child. Columbia Records. 2005. 
  9. ^ Stand Up for Love (7-inch vinyl). Destiny's Child. Columbia Records. 2005. 
  10. ^ a b "Available for Airplay". FMQB. Retrieved June 6, 2011. 
  11. ^ Stand Up for Love [7"] at AllMusic. Retrieved June 6, 2011.
  12. ^ "Stand Up for Love [Vinyl] [Maxi]". Retrieved June 19, 2011.