Keep Your Head Up (Andy Grammer song)

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"Keep Your Head Up"
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Single by Andy Grammer
from the album Andy Grammer
Released
  • February 14, 2011
  • March 12, 2012 (UK)
Format
Recorded 2010
Genre
Length 3:10
Label S-Curve
Writer(s) Andy Grammer
Andy Grammer singles chronology
"Keep Your Head Up"
(2011)
"Fine by Me"
(2011)

"Keep Your Head Up" is the debut single by American recording artist Andy Grammer from his eponymous debut studio album Andy Grammer (2011). It was written by Grammer and produced by Lion's Share, with additional production by Steve Greenberg. The song was first released February 24, 2011 as the album's lead single. It debuted at #94 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has since reached #53.[1] The song was RIAA-certified Platinum, for sales of over 1 million downloads, in 2011. It also entered the charts in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Netherlands and New Zealand. The song was released in the UK on March 12, 2012, but failed to chart.

Grammer also released a bilingual version of the song in France, under the title "Relève la tête", with French singer Mélissa Nkonda. This version reached number 156 in France.

Music video[edit]

The music video published for "Keep Your Head Up" was released November 11, 2010. It depicts singer Andy Grammer in a variety of unfortunate or awkward situations but shrugging his problems off. It also features actor Rainn Wilson. An interactive video of "Keep Your Head Up" was made exclusively on Vevo. The interactive video was named "Most Innovative Video" of 2011 at the MTV O Music Awards.[2]

In other media[edit]

"Keep Your Head Up" is featured as the theme song for Tricky Business. It also appears in the movie Pitch Perfect.[3]

He also sings this song on So Random!.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2011–12) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 53
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 27
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[6] 35
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 61
France (SNEP)[8][A] 156
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[9] 94
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[10] 34
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 53
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[12] 11
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[13] 5
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[14] 21
  1. ^ French version featuring Mélissa Nkonda, alternatively titled "Relève la tête".

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[15] 24
US Adult Pop Songs (Billboard)[16] 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andy Grammer - Chart history". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2015-05-22. 
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120215181140/http://www.vevo.com/video-evolved/andy-grammer/keep-your-head. Archived from the original on February 15, 2012. Retrieved February 25, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120522014447/http://channelnine.ninemsn.com.au/videos/trickybusiness/fullepisodes/. Archived from the original on May 22, 2012. Retrieved May 25, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Justice Crew Top ARIA Singles for 7th Week". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2015-05-22. 
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Andy Grammer – Keep Your Head Up" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Andy Grammer – Keep Your Head Up" (in French). Ultratip.
  7. ^ "Andy Grammer – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Andy Grammer.
  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "Andy Grammer feat. Mélissa NKonda - Keep Your Head Up (Relève la tête)". Lescharts.com. Retrieved 2015-05-22. 
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Andy Grammer – Keep Your Head Up" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  10. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Andy Grammer – Keep Your Head Up". Top 40 Singles.
  11. ^ "Andy Grammer – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Andy Grammer.
  12. ^ "Andy Grammer – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Andy Grammer.
  13. ^ "Andy Grammer – Chart history" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Andy Grammer.
  14. ^ "Andy Grammer – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for Andy Grammer.
  15. ^ "Adult Contemporary Songs: 2011 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
  16. ^ "Adult Pop Songs: 2011 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 

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