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"
(2006)
"Don't Give Up"
(2007)
"We Need Each Other"
(2007)

"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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sanctus Real No 1 At Radio With 'Don't Give Up'". Top40-Charts.com. 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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