Never Alone (song)

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This article is about the BarlowGirl song. For the 3JS song, see Je vecht nooit alleen. For the Jim Brickman song, see Never Alone (Jim Brickman song).
"Never Alone"
Single by BarlowGirl
from the album BarlowGirl
Released 2004
Genre Christian rock
Length 4:30
Label Word Records
Writer(s) Alyssa, Lauren and Rebecca Barlow
Producer(s) Otto Price
BarlowGirl singles chronology
"Harder Than the First Time"
(2003)
"Never Alone"
(2004)
"Mirror"
(2004)

"Never Alone" (cf. Romans 8:34-39) is a song by Christian rock band BarlowGirl from their self-titled debut album BarlowGirl. The song was released as a radio single in 2004, when it soon became a No. 1 hit.

Background and writing[edit]

The song was written by the three sisters of BarlowGirl over a period of 45 minutes.[1] In their More Than Music book, the band says "One morning, we were in our living room praying and talking through our latest journal entries while Becca strummed idly on her guitar...On an impulse, Alyssa flipped open her journal and found some phrases she'd written over and over and sang them to the melody Becca was playing."[1]

Chart positions[edit]

"Never Alone" was the longest-running No. 1 song on R&R's Christian Hit Radio and Christian rock charts.[2] It was named the "Song of the Year" for 2004 on both charts.

Music video[edit]

A music video for the song was filmed in late 2005, which was then released in early 2006. The music video portrayed the three sisters on city streets for the beginning of the song. After the first chorus they are shown in an old building and outdoors, playing their instruments. Between these scenes are scenes of a man tied up to four stakes unable to escape. At the end as the music intensifies he is shown to stop fighting to escape and kneeling down, which in turn frees him from his bondage.

The music video was shot to promote the song for mainstream radio; in which the song failed to be picked up. However, it reached 4 million views in six years after being uploaded on YouTube, making it the most-watched BarlowGirl video.[3]

Awards[edit]

On 2005, the song was nominated for a Dove Award for Rock Recorded Song of the Year at the 36th GMA Dove Awards.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b More Than Music, p. 46
  2. ^ BarlowGirl Bio on Your Music Zone. Retrieved 2008-04-27.
  3. ^ BarlowGirlMusic. "Never Alone (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  4. ^ 2005 Dove Awards - 36th Annual Dove Awards on About.com; Jones, Kim

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