Get Up (Mary Mary song)

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"Get Up"
Single by Mary Mary
from the album The Sound
Released July 15, 2008
(see release history)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2008
Genre Urban contemporary gospel
Length 3:14
Label My Block/Columbia
Writer(s) Warryn Campbell, Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell
Producer(s) Warryn Campbell
Mary Mary singles chronology
"Get Up"
"God In Me"

"Get Up" is the lead single for Mary Mary's fourth studio album The Sound. The single was written and produced by both Mary Mary and producer Warryn Campbell, husband of member Erica Campbell. The song is known as "the movement anthem". According to the group, the song was written and produced to appeal to young generations with a mainstream sound that still captures the message of the gospel. The group's goal was achieved when the song received moderate success in dance clubs worldwide, while holding the #1 spot on the U.S.'s Hot Dance Club Play chart.

In December 2008, the song received two Grammy Award nominations for the 51st Grammy Awards of 2009 in the categories "Best Gospel Song" and "Best Gospel Performance".[1] On February 8, 2009, Mary Mary won the Grammy for Best Gospel Performance.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Get Up" starts off with the girls sitting down and singing, and later getting up to represent the songs lyrics. The video's main character is a young girl auditioning for a dance contest. As she feels frighten to go after it, she gets motivated and goes in front of the judges. The videos has many cameos of dancers and family and friends of the girls. Mary Mary's lawyer also appears in the video. The production of the clip was tracked by BET's Access Granted television series, with the final cut eventually premiering on small screen on August 21, 2008 at the end of its Access Granted episode and online at 3:00 pm PT on Yahoo! Music.

Formats and tracklistings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single-releases of "Get Up".

U.S. promo CD
  1. "Get Up" (main version) – 3:14
  2. "Get Up" (instrumental) – 3:16
Digital Remix EP[3]
  1. "Get Up" (karmatronics club) - 6:01
  2. "Get Up" (karmatronics instrumental) - 6:01
  3. "Get Up" (fusion remix) - 7:07
  4. "Get Up" (fusion dub) - 5:53
  5. "Get Up" (fusion instrumental) - 7:06
  6. "Get Up" (mark alston club) - 7:20
  7. "Get Up" (mark alston dub) - 7:18
  8. "Get Up" (mark alston instrumental) - 7:20
  9. "Get Up" (jamie j sanchez club remix) - 8:31

Chart performance[edit]

The single was officially released to U.S. radios on July 5, 2008. The single soon release digitally July 15, 2008 via iTunes and other music websites. It has peaked within the top 30 of the national R&B/hip hop, club play, and gospel charts, and also the global dance charts.

Chart (2008) Peak
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 6
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 30
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[5] 1
US Hot Gospel Songs[6] 2

Preceded by
"The Space Dance" by Danny Tenaglia
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
November 15, 2008
Succeeded by
"Don't Call Me Baby" by Kreesha Turner


The song won a Dove Award for Urban Recorded Song of the Year at the 40th GMA Dove Awards.[7]


  1. ^ Kim Jones. "2009 GRAMMY Awards". Retrieved 2008-01-05. 
  2. ^ Moody, Nekesa Mumbi (February 9, 2009). "Plant, Krauss win 5 Grammys". Connecticut Post. Retrieved 2009-02-11. [dead link]
  3. ^ Mary Mary: Get Up - The Remixes on
  4. ^ "Mary Mary Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Mary Mary.
  5. ^ "Mary Mary Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Mary Mary.
  6. ^ "Get Up - Mary Mary". Retrieved 2 October, 2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. ^ Nominations Announced for 40th GMA Dove Awards at

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