Stand Up

Album: Up All Night Limited Yearbook Edition (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is a bonus track on the Limited Yearbook Edition of Up All Night. It was written by Roy Stride, who is the frontman of Scouting For Girls, a group who have clocked up several Top 10 hits in their native UK, including "Elvis Ain't Dead," "Heartbeat" and the chart-topping "This Ain't A Love Song."
  • Stride also had a song shortlisted for 1D's third album, Midnight Memories, but it didn't make the final cut. Asked how he approaches writing a track for the biggest boyband in the world, Stride told Digital Spy: "I used to think, 'Ah, let's write a song for a boyband,' whereas now I've just realised you've got to write a f---ing good song. To get on a One Direction album - every single songwriter in the world wants to get on it - you've just got to write an absolutely amazing song. I don't think about who it's for, I've just got to write something that is amazing."

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