Anthem for the Underdog

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Anthem for the Underdog
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Studio album by 12 Stones
Released August 14, 2007
Genre Post-grunge, hard rock, alternative rock, nu metal
Length 38:50
Label Wind-Up
Producer Skidd Mills[1]
Justin Rimer[2]
12 Stones chronology
Potter's Field
Anthem for the Underdog
The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday
Singles from Anthem for the Underdog
  1. "Lie to Me"
    Released: 2007
  2. "Anthem for the Underdog"
    Released: 2008
  3. "Adrenaline"
    Released: 2008
  4. "Broken Road"
    Released: 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]

Anthem for the Underdog is the third album by the rock band 12 Stones. It was released on August 14, 2007. The first single "Lie to Me", was made available on 12 Stones' MySpace and official website along with the second single "Anthem For The Underdog", which was used in the movie Never Back Down.[4] Both singles charted in the top 30 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, while "It Was You" charted in the top 10 on Christian Rock charts. The third single, "Adrenaline", was the theme song for the Met-Rx World's Strongest Man competition in 2007.

The song "World So Cold" was used in a tribute video found on YouTube for the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre shooting. In a bulletin posted on the band's MySpace page, the band said that they were surprised the song surfaced because it had not been released.

The track "Broken Road" was co-written with the former American Idol contestant and Daughtry frontman Chris Daughtry.

The videos for "Adrenaline" and "Anthem for the Underdog" use clips from the movies Rambo and Never Back Down, respectively.

Anthem for the Underdog debuted at number 53 on the Billboard 200.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Paul McCoy, except where noted; all music composed by Justin Rimer and Paul McCoy, except where noted.

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Anthem for the Underdog"   Aaron Gainer, Eric Weaver, Paul McCoy 3:04
2. "Lie to Me" Justin Rimer[5]   3:39
3. "Broken Road" Rimer, Chris Daughtry Rimer, Daughtry 4:00
4. "Adrenaline"     3:21
5. "It Was You"     3:33
6. "This Dark Day"     3:22
7. "World So Cold"     3:55
8. "Arms of a Stranger"     3:16
9. "Hey Love"     3:53
10. "Games You Play"     2:57
11. "Lie to Me" (acoustic)     3:50
Total length: 38:50



Chart (2007) Peak
U.S. 200[6] 53
Rock Albums Chart 13
Alternative Albums 14
Hard Rock Albums 5


Year Single Chart Position
2007 "Lie to Me" U.S. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 24
2008 "Anthem for the Underdog" U.S. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 26
"Adrenaline" U.S. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 23


  1. ^ "Skidd Mills Artist Direct". Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Justin Rimer Artist Direct". Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ Anthem for the Underdog at AllMusic
  4. ^ Never Back Down (2008) at IMDb
  5. ^ WCCCnervousrex (March 2, 2012). "12 STONES LIE TO ME ACOUSTIC WCCC-FM HARTFORD CT". Retrieved April 12, 2017 – via YouTube. 
  6. ^ "Anthem for the Underdog - 12 Stones". September 1, 2007. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 

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