Stand by You (Rachel Platten song)

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"Stand by You"
Rachel Platten - Stand by You.png
Single by Rachel Platten
from the album Wildfire
ReleasedSeptember 11, 2015 (2015-09-11)
Format
Recorded2015
GenrePop
Length3:39
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Jon Levine
Rachel Platten singles chronology
"Fight Song"
(2015)
"Stand by You"
(2015)
"Better Place"
(2016)
Music video
"Stand by You" on YouTube

"Stand by You" is the second single by American singer and songwriter Rachel Platten's major label debut studio album, Wildfire (2016). The song was released on September 11, 2015, by Columbia Records.[1] The song peaked at number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100, making this her second consecutive top-40 song. "Stand by You" reached the top of the Adult Top 40 chart in February 2016.[2]

On October 5, 2016, Platten released the lyric video for a Spanish version of the song entitled "Siempre Estaré Ahí" (Spanish for "Always Be There"), featuring Argentine singer Diego Torres.[3]

Composition[edit]

According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by Sony/ATV Songs LLC, "Stand by You" is written in the key of A major with a moderate tempo of 94 beats per minute. The song follows a chord progression of A – D – E, and Platten's vocals span from E3 to F5.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Mike Wass of Idolator said it is a “mood-lifting anthem”.[5] Jason Scott of Popdust stated “Instead of projecting the message onto herself and her own journey, [...] she etches out a storyline of hope as she reaches out to her fellow underdog. Platten, who is a testament that age (sometimes) is no boundary to pop, then climbs higher on the monumental chorus. Her vocals are markedly more confident, too, exuding wisdom (and adorned with unfettered coolness). 'I’m gonna stand by you. Even if we’re breaking down, we can find a way to break through,' rings the resounding hook, an interplay between her career-defining moment and those severely aching for one." He also claimed, "The larger-than-life narrative is charming and only furthers the singer’s worthiness of being heard."[6]

Music video[edit]

On November 6, 2015, the official music video for the song was released to YouTube.[7] It was directed by Hannah Lux Davis.[8]

Track listing[edit]

CD single and digital download
  1. "Stand by You" – 3:39
Other versions
  • Dave Aude Extended Mix – 4:27
  • Dave Aude 100 Remix – 3:24
  • Dave Aude Instrumental – 3:24
  • DJ Mike D Mixshow Mix – 3:52
  • DJ Mike D Radio Edit – 3:23
  • Acoustic – 3:53 (From Wildfire – Target Exclusive Edition)

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Topham, Michelle (October 5, 2016). "Watch Rachel Platten's 'Siempre Estaré Ahí' Lyrics Video featuring Diego Torres — So Romantic". Leo Sigh. Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  4. ^ Platten, Rachel. "Rachel Platten "Stand by You" Sheet Music in A Major (transposable) - Download & Print". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved 2016-03-25.
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