Stand Up (Mel McDaniel song)

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"Stand Up"
Mel McDaniel - Stand Up single.png
Single by Mel McDaniel
from the album Stand Up
B-side "I Feel a Storm Coming"
Released September 2, 1985
Recorded June 14, 1985
Genre Country
Length 2:33
Label Capitol Nashville
Writer(s) Bruce Channel
Ricky Ray Rector
Sonny Throckmorton
Producer(s) Jerry Kennedy
Mel McDaniel singles chronology
"Let It Roll (Let It Rock)"
"Stand Up"
"Shoe String"

"Stand Up" is a song recorded by American country music artist Mel McDaniel.[1] It was released in September 1985 as the lead single and title track from McDaniel's album Stand Up. It peaked at number 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and at number 3 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart. It was written by Bruce Channel, Ricky Ray Rector, and Sonny Throckmorton.

It was covered by The Band on their 1996 album High on the Hog.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by George Bloom and premiered in mid-1985.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 5
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 3


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.