Lift Me Up (Five Finger Death Punch song)

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"Lift Me Up"
Single by Five Finger Death Punch featuring Rob Halford
from the album The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1
Released May 2, 2013
Format CD, digital download
Genre Heavy metal, groove metal
Length 4:06
Label Prospect Park
Writer(s) Zoltan Bathory, Kevin Churko, Ivan L Greening, Thomas Jason Grinstead, Jeremy Spencer Heyde
Five Finger Death Punch singles chronology
"The Pride"
(2012)
"Lift Me Up"
(2013)
"Battle Born"
(2013)

"Lift Me Up" is the first single from The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1, the fourth studio album from Five Finger Death Punch, and is the fifteenth single overall from the band. The song features Rob Halford, lead vocalist for Judas Priest. Halford joined the band at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards on May 2, 2013 to premiere the tune, with lead singer Ivan L. Moody referring to himself as being "the guest (vocalist)" on the song.[1]

The song was number one in the Internet music app Spotify in its first week of release over pop songs from Mariah Carey, Daft Punk, Fergie, and others. The list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it from Monday, May 13, to Sunday, May 19, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.[2]

In April 2014, the song won a Revolver Golden Gods Award for "Song of the Year."[3]

Meaning[edit]

According to Moody, the composition was about overcoming routine roadblocks and less-than-ideal circumstances in life. He then goes on to say that while most of us weren't born into wealth, if life deals you a bad hand, you still have to play with the cards that life deals you. Moody closes by stating that the song is intended to inspire and that if you play your hand right, you might still come out on top.[4]

Video[edit]

The song begins with Moody singing the first verse along with the chorus, followed by Halford singing the second verse and the two of them singing the final refrain.[5] The current lyric video features dark skies, lightning as well as microorganisms attacking one another.[6]

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[7] 19
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[8] 1
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[9] 18

Year-end charts[edit]

Charts (2013) Position
US Billboard Rock Songs[10] 48

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH: 'Lift Me Up' Single Featuring ROB HALFORD To Be Released Tomorrow". Blabbermouth.Net. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  2. ^ "Five Finger Death Punch, Mariah Carey, Macklemore rule Spotify this week". Hitfix.com. 2013-05-21. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  3. ^ "And the winners of the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards are…". Metalinsider.net. 2014-04-24. Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  4. ^ "Five Finger Death Punch Unchain New Single 'Lift Me Up' Featuring Rob Halford | News @". Ultimate-guitar.com. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  5. ^ "Five Finger Death Punch "Lift Me Up" Featuring Rob Halford Song Review — 5 out of 5 stars @ARTISTdirect". Artistdirect.com. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  6. ^ "Five Finger Death Punch + Rob Halford Unleash 'Lift Me Up' Lyric Video". Loudwire.com. 2013-05-15. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  7. ^ "Steve Woodruff – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rock Songs for Steve Woodruff. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  8. ^ "Steve Woodruff – Chart history" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for Steve Woodruff. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  9. ^ "Steve Woodruff – Chart history" Billboard Rock Airplay for Steve Woodruff. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  10. ^ "Rock Songs : Dec 27, 2013 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2013-12-27. 

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