Hard to Make a Stand

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"Hard to Make a Stand"
Sheryl Crow - Hard to Make a Stand.jpg
Single by Sheryl Crow
from the album Sheryl Crow
B-side "Hard To Make A Stand" - Alternate Version" "In Need" "Sad Sad World"
Released 1997
Format Maxi-single
Genre Rock
Length 3:07
Label A&M
Writer(s) Sheryl Crow
Bill Bottrell
Todd Wolfe
Producer(s) Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow singles chronology
"Everyday Is a Winding Road"
"Hard to Make a Stand"
"A Change Would Do You Good"

"Hard to Make a Stand" is the third single from Sheryl Crow's 1996 eponymous second album. It was only released as a commercial single in Europe. The track caused controversy in the US due to its references to abortion. The music video for the song, directed by Matthew Amos, is taken from a live performance in London.

A live performance of this song is featured on Sheryl Crow's 2006 concert DVD: Wildflower Tour, Live From New York.

Track listing[edit]

EU CD #1 (Cat. No. 582 147-2): (ltd edition incl 4 postcards)

  1. "Hard To Make A Stand" - LP Version
  2. "Hard To Make A Stand" - Alternate Version
  3. "Hard To Make A Stand" - Live BBC Simon Mayo Session
  4. "In Need"

EU CD #2 (Cat. No. 582 149-2):

  1. "Hard To Make A Stand" - LP Version
  2. "Sad Sad World" - LP Version
  3. "No One Said It Would Be Easy" - Live from Shepherd's Bush Empire in London
  4. "If It Makes You Happy" - Live from Shepherd's Bush Empire in London

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
Canada (RPM) 15
Japan (Oricon) 8
Poland (ZPAV)[1] 44
United Kingdom (UK Singles Chart) 22


  1. ^ "Lista Przebojów Trójki - Polskie Radio Online". Lp3.polskieradio.pl. 1997-04-18. Retrieved 2014-01-12. 

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