Only Hope

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"Only Hope"
"Only Hope" cover
Song by Switchfoot from the album New Way to Be Human
Released March 11, 1999
Recorded re:think Studio
Genre Indie rock
Length 3:48
Label re:think Records
Writer Jon Foreman
Producer Charlie Peacock

"Only Hope" is a Switchfoot "song of prayer of devotion to God", written by Jon Foreman for their 1999 album New Way to Be Human.[1] It is also featured prominently in one of the scenes of the 2002 film A Walk to Remember.[2]

Cover versions[edit]

"Only Hope"
Single by Mandy Moore
from the album A Walk to Remember and The Best of Mandy Moore
Released January 2002
Recorded 2002
Genre Pop
Length 3:54
Writer(s) Jon Foreman
Mandy Moore singles chronology
"Only Hope"
"Have a Little Faith in Me"

"Only Hope" was sung 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 dte of the movie—was shot and was released successfully to music channels in Asia. 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 covered his version from the ABS-CBN 2 Youth Oriented Drama Anthology Your Song Presents: My Only Hope.

In the film A Walk to Remember[edit]

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.


  1. ^ Salinas, Phillip (10 April 2014). "10 Christian Contemporary Songs That Achieved Mainstream Popularity". Music + Faith. Retrieved 23 July 2014. Only Hope is song of prayer of devotion to God. Long before it gain mainstream popularity, the song was one of Switchfoot’s discography until pulled out from obscurity by Mandy Moore’s rendition of the song in A Walk to Remember. 
  2. ^ "Switchfoot Featured in 'A Walk To Remember'". 2002-01-21. Archived from the original on 2008-04-12. Retrieved 2007-07-12.