Don't Give It Up (Lemar song)

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"Don't Give It Up"
Lemar - Don't Give It Up CD1.jpg
Single by Lemar
from the album Time to Grow
Released 1 August 2005
Format CD single
Recorded 2005
Genre R&B/Soul
Length 3:12 (Single version)
3:43 (Album version)
Label Sony Music
Writer(s) Lemar Obika
Darren Brown
Terry Brown
Wirlie "Wy-le" Morris
Lemar singles chronology
"Time to Grow"
"Don't Give It Up"
"It's Not That Easy"
Alternative cover
CD: 2 cover

"Don't Give It Up" was the third single and final single taken from British R&B singer Lemar's second album Time to Grow.

"Don't Give It Up" concerns the preservation of virginity and how young people should not give in to peer pressure regarding sexuality. The song was inspired by a young lady Lemar bumped into outside a school near Tottenham, his father's home. She had been skipping school to see her older boyfriend. Lemar and the young lady spoke about their relationship and the situation regarding sexuality. He explained to her that if he truly loved and cared for her, he would wait and be patient and she should not feel the need to rush into anything that she did not want to get herself into.[1]

Despite the song being remixed for single release, "Don't Give It Up" became Lemar's first single to miss the top 20 of the UK singles chart since the release of his debut "Got Me Saying Ooh" in 2001. The song only spent four weeks within the UK top 75.

Track listings[edit]

  • CD: 1
  1. "Don't Give It Up" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Don't Give It Up" (Cutfather & Joe Mix)
  • CD: 2
  1. "Don't Give It Up" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Don't Give It Up" (Wy-le Remix)
  3. "Don't Give It Up" (Album Version)
  4. "Got Me Saying Ooh" (BKS Remix)
  5. "Don't Give It Up" (CD-ROM Video)
  • 12" Vinyl

Side A

  1. "Don't Give It Up" (Wy-le Remix)
  2. "Don't Give It Up" (Album Version)

Side B

  1. "Don't Give It Up" (Cutfather & Joe Mix)
  2. "Don't Give It Up" (Cutfather & Joe Instrumental)
  3. "Don't Give It Up" (Radio Edit)


Chart (2005) Peak
European Hot 100 Singles 64
Ireland (IRMA)[2] 30
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 21


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