Fight for Love (song)

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"Fight for Love"
Single by Elliott Yamin
from the album Fight for Love
Released March 10, 2009 (2009-03-10)[1]
Format Digital download, radio
Genre Pop, R&B, Neo-soul
Length 3:34 (Radio Edit)
3:48 (Radio Edit with Intro)
Label RED Distribution, Hickory Records
Songwriter(s) Johntá Austin
Producer(s) Johntá Austin, Theodore Thomas
Elliott Yamin singles chronology
"One Word"
"Fight for Love"
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"One Word"
"Fight for Love"
"Can't Keep on Loving You (From A Distance)"

"Fight for Love'" is a song by American pop singer (former American Idol finalist) Elliott Yamin. It is the title track and first single from his second album, Fight for Love. The song was released for streaming to AOL Music on February 13, 2009[2] and for adds at Top 40 (CHR) and Rhythmic radio on March 10, 2009.[1] It also became available for download at digital music outlets on March 10[3] in two versions - with or without piano introduction.

Song information[edit]

Yamin describes the song:[2]

"'Fight for Love' epitomizes what the record is really about --it’s about love and fighting for it, with it, in it and out of it. I love the lyrics. It’s a feel-good song that's very relatable. Everyone has been through a broken heart before and later found someone better -- someone worthy of fighting for."


The video for "Fight for Love" premiered on AOL Music on May 1, 2009. AOL Music’s PopEater blog describes it as “what might be the world's coolest scavenger hunt”.[4] The video intercuts scenes of Yamin singing as he descends an ornate staircase with scenes of a young woman receiving a series of cards that lead her to an encounter with a magician (Farrell Dillon[5]) and a breakdancer (one of the members of SuperCr3w) and concludes at the Los Angeles Theater. The theater marquee displays “Fight for Love”. Alone in the theater auditorium, the woman reads the last of the cards and turns to find Yamin and his band onstage performing for her. She smiles in joyful recognition and the contents of the cards are revealed to the viewer in flashbacks: each card contains romantic lyrics from the song. The video was directed by Nick Spanos,[6] who also directed the video for Yamin's hit "Wait for You".


Chart (2009) Peak
U.S. Billboard Pop 100[7] 80


The song received a positive review from Alex Vitoulis of Billboard:[8]


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