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"Only Hope" cover
|Song by Switchfoot from the album New Way to Be Human|
|Released||March 11, 1999|
"Only Hope" is a song by American band Switchfoot. It was written by Jon Foreman for their 1999 album New Way to Be Human. The Christian-themed song is featured prominently in one of the scenes of the 2002 film A Walk to Remember.
Mandy Moore version
|Single by Mandy Moore|
|from the album A Walk to Remember and The Best of Mandy Moore|
|Released||January 28, 2002|
|Format||CD single, video single|
|Mandy Moore singles chronology|
"Only Hope" was recorded by Mandy Moore for the film A Walk to Remember (arranged and produced by the film's composer Mervyn Warren) and is included in her compilation The Best of Mandy Moore, although left out of her 2002 release. It was slated as the second single after "Cry" which, however, was not a hit and consequently "Only Hope" was not released to radio. A music video—largely a date of the movie—was shot and was released successfully to music channels in Asia.
In the film A Walk to Remember
Jamie sings to Landon during the school play, where they fall in love. The song ends when Landon kisses Jamie. Additionally Switchfoot's original version was played towards the end of the movie when they got married in the Church, transitioning from an orchestral score piece that was influenced by the song and was specifically written to segue into it.
In 2004, German singer Florence Joy covered the song, released on her debut album Hope. The character Go Hye Mi (miss A's Suzy) covers this song twice in the Korean drama Dream High. In 2008, Filipino rock singer Miguel Escueta recorded his version for the ABS-CBN youth oriented drama anthology Your Song Presents: My Only Hope.
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