Don't Give Up (Sanctus Real song)

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"Don't Give Up"
Single by Sanctus Real
from the album The Face of Love
FormatDigital download
GenrePop rock
Songwriter(s)Sanctus Real, Christopher Stevens
Producer(s)Christopher Stevens
Sanctus Real singles chronology
"The Face of Love"
"Don't Give Up"
"We Need Each Other"

"Don't Give Up" is a song by Christian rock band Sanctus Real from their 2006 album The Face of Love.[1] The song was released as the third radio single in early 2007, and reached No. 1 on R&R's Christian CHR chart in the beginning of May 2007. It is the band's fifth No. 1 hit, and the second chart-topping single from The Face of Love.[2] It ended 2007 as the 6th most played song of the year on Christian contemporary hit radio. The song peaked at No. 11 on the Hot Christian Songs chart. It lasted 20 weeks on the overall chart.[3] The song is played in a D-flat major key, and 120 beats per minute.[4]


"Don't Give Up" is a rock-based song which encourages the longevity of marriage relationships.[5] Lead singer Matt Hammit said: "The song was inspired by close friends of ours that made difficult decisions to end their marriages. I'm not here to judge those decisions, but as a band we want to be a voice for lasting love and commitment in a world where breaking vows is as common as taking them."[2]

The song has been compared to U2's "Beautiful Day" and Coldplay's "Speed of Sound", having similarities in style to the band's previous album, Fight the Tide.[6]



  1. ^ "The Face of Love by Sanctus Real". April 4, 2006. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Sanctus Real No 1 At Radio With 'Don't Give Up'". May 8, 2007. Retrieved June 19, 2009.
  3. ^ "Sanctus Real Don't Give Up Chart History". Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "Key & BPM for Don't Give Up by Sanctus Real". TuneBat. October 22, 2010. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  5. ^ John DiBiase (March 29, 2006). "Sanctus Real, "The Face Of Love" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved June 19, 2009.
  6. ^ Russ Breimeier. "Sanctus Real - The Face of Love". Christianity Today. Retrieved June 19, 2009.
  7. ^ "Sanctus Real- Christian AC History". Billboard. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  8. ^ "Sanctus Real Chart History (Christian Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  9. ^ "Sanctus Real Chart History (Hot Christian Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  10. ^ "Christian AC Indicator". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. September 4, 2010. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  11. ^ "Hot Christian Songs - Year-End 2007 - Billboard". Retrieved June 19, 2018.