"Just Stand Up!"
Single by Artists Stand Up to Cancer
ReleasedSeptember 2, 2008 (2008-09-02)

"Just Stand Up!" is a song performed by an all-star female charity supergroup of pop, R&B, rock, and country artists during the telethon "Stand Up to Cancer". The group was purposely billed as Artists Stand Up to Cancer to the public.


American songwriter and producer Antonio "L.A." Reid conceived of the collaboration after a meeting with the founder of Stand Up to Cancer, which benefited from the proceeds of the record. Reid co-produced the track with American singer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, and the single was released on August 21, 2008.

The singers performed the song live on the "Stand Up to Cancer" special, which aired simultaneously on US TV networks ABC, CBS and NBC on September 5, 2008.[1][2]

The single was re-released on September 30, 2008, with the original recording, as well as the audio of the live performance. The CD was enhanced so it had special features for a computer. A music video was not produced for the single.

Performers (in order of appearance)

Chart performance

The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at 78 on the week of September 13, 2008. The next week it was the greatest sales gainer and jumped 67 places to land at number 11. The next week, however, the song fell to number 36. It also peaked on the Billboard Pop 100 chart at 18. As of October 2013, "Just Stand Up!" had sold 393,000 digital downloads in the US.[3] On the UK Singles Chart, it debuted at number 39, before climbing the chart to number 26.[4] On the Canadian Hot 100 chart it made a "Hot Shot Debut" at number 10 in the week of September 11, 2008, based on downloads.

Live performance

The live performance was held on the "Stand Up 2 Cancer" event on September 5, 2008, aired by multiple channels. All the original artists appeared for the performance, except LeAnn Rimes, Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge, with the addition of Nicole Scherzinger from The Pussycat Dolls singing the parts of Sheryl Crow. The live performance is slightly different from the original song available for download. The live performance video is available for purchase on iTunes.

Track listing

  1. "Just Stand Up!" – 3:37
  2. "Just Stand Up!" (Live Video) – 4:28

Credits and personnel


Credits adapted from Discogs.[6]


Chart (2008) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[5] 39
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7] 73
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 10
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 11
Italy (FIMI)[10] 7
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[11] 19
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 51
UK Singles (OCC)[4] 26
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 11
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[14] 12
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[15] 25
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[16] 27
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[17] 30


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[18]
Video release
2× Platinum 200,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


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  2. ^ Jessen, Monique (2008-08-20). "Mariah Carey, Beyoncé Unite For Charity Record". People. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  3. ^ Paul Grein. "Week Ending Oct. 6, 2013. Songs: Adele Reaches A Milestone – Comments". music.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2013-10-09.
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  6. ^ "Just Stand Up! - Credits". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  7. ^ "Stand Up to Cancer – Just Stand Up" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
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  9. ^ "Chart Track: Week 37, 2008". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  10. ^ "Stand Up to Cancer – Just Stand Up". Top Digital Download. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  11. ^ "Stand Up to Cancer – Just Stand Up". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  12. ^ "Stand Up to Cancer – Just Stand Up". Singles Top 100. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  13. ^ "Artists Stand Cancer Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  14. ^ "Artists Stand Cancer Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  15. ^ "Artists Stand Cancer Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  16. ^ "Artists Stand Cancer Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  17. ^ "Artists Stand Cancer Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  18. ^ "American video certifications – Artists Stand Up to Cancer – Just Stand Up!". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved April 29, 2015.