They Stood Up for Love

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"They Stood Up for Love"
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Single by Live
from the album The Distance to Here
Released July 11, 2000
Format CD
Genre Alternative rock
Post-grunge
Length 4:17 (Radio Mix)
Label Radioactive Records
Writer(s) Ed Kowalczyk, Patrick Dahlheimer, Chad Taylor
Producer(s) Jerry Harrison, Live
Live singles chronology
"Run to the Water"
(2000)
"They Stood Up for Love"
(2000)
"Simple Creed"
(2001)

"They Stood Up for Love" is a song by alternative rock group Live, which was released as the third and final single from their 1999 album, The Distance to Here. It reached number one on the Belgian Singles Chart.[1]

The song was not released as a single in the US, but reached #31 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks Chart and #24 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart.[2] The single releases include acoustic recordings made at Jet Studios in Brussels, Belgium in April, 2000.

Track listings[edit]

Australian CD single[edit]

  1. "They Stood Up for Love" (Radio Mix) – 4:17
  2. "Run to the Water" (Acoustic Version) – 4:27
  3. "The Distance" (Acoustic Version) – 4:39
  4. "The Dolphin's Cry" (Acoustic Version) – 5:15
  5. "I Alone" (Acoustic Version) – 4:00
  6. "They Stood Up for Love" (Acoustic Version) – 4:17

European CD single 1[edit]

  1. "They Stood Up for Love" (Radio Mix) – 4:17
  2. "Run to the Water" (Acoustic Version) – 4:27
  3. "The Distance" (Acoustic Version) – 4:42
  4. "They Stood Up for Love" (Acoustic Version) – 4:19

European CD single 2[edit]

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  1. "They Stood Up for Love" (Radio Mix) – 4:17
  2. "I Alone" (Acoustic Version) – 4:01
  3. "The Dolphin's Cry" (Acoustic Version) – 5:16
  4. "They Stood Up for Love" (Acoustic Version) – 4:19

German CD single[edit]

  1. "They Stood Up for Love" (Acoustic Version) – 4:19
  2. "They Stood Up for Love" (Radio Mix) – 4:17

Chart positions[edit]

The single was a #1 hit in Belgium and also reached #44 in The Netherlands.[1]

Preceded by
"It's My Life" by Bon Jovi
Belgian Singles Chart number one single
22 July - 4 August 2000
Succeeded by
"Turn the Tide" by "Liquid feat. Silvy"

Music Video[edit]

The video for "They Stood Up For Love" was directed by Kai Sehr[3] and features the band performing the song in a recording studio. This footage is interspersed with film of young people partying. The two strands come together as the people from the increasingly wild party join the band in the studio. The content of the video is somewhat at odds with the spiritual nature of the song's lyrics.

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