You've Got to Stand for Something (song)
|"You've Got to Stand for Something"|
|Single by Aaron Tippin|
|from the album You've Got to Stand for Something|
|B-side||"Up Against You"|
|Released||October 8, 1990|
|Writer(s)||Aaron Tippin, Buddy Brock|
|Producer(s)||Emory Gordy, Jr.|
|Aaron Tippin singles chronology|
"You've Got to Stand for Something" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Aaron Tippin. It was released in October 1990 as his debut single and the title track to his album You've Got to Stand for Something. It reached the top ten on the country singles chart in early 1991. Tippin wrote the song with Buddy Brock.
"You've Got to Stand for Something" is a mid-tempo, exemplifying the patriotic blue collar themes that would show up in many of his later songs as well. In it, the narrator recalls the life lessons taught to him by his father, who told him that he should stand up for his moral convictions.
This was his first music video and was directed by Bing Sokolsky and premiered in early 1991.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||13|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||6|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||74|
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