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
Released 2007
Format Digital download
Recorded 2005
Genre Pop rock
Length 4:15
Label Sparrow
Writer(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. The song was released as a radio single in early 2007, and reached number 1 on R&R's Christian CHR chart in the beginning of May 2007. It is the band's fifth number 1 hit, and the second chart-topping single from The Face of Love.[1] It ended 2007 as the 6th most played song of the year on Christian contemporary hit radio.

Music and lyrics[edit]

"Don't Give Up" is a rock-based song which encourages the longevity of marriage relationships.[2] 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."[1]

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.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Sanctus Real No 1 At Radio With 'Don't Give Up'". 2007-05-08. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  2. ^ John DiBiase (2006-03-29). "Sanctus Real, "The Face Of Love" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  3. ^ Russ Breimeier. "Sanctus Real - The Face of Love". Christianity Today. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 

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