Keep Your Head Up (Andy Grammer song)

"Keep Your Head Up" is the debut single by American recording artist Andy Grammer from his eponymous debut studio album Andy Grammer (2011). It was written by Grammer and produced by Lion's Share, with additional production by Steve Greenberg. The song was first released February 24, 2011 as the album's lead single. It debuted at number 94 on the Billboard Hot 100 and since then has reached number 53.[1] The song was RIAA-certified Platinum, for sales of over 1 million downloads, in 2011. It also entered the charts in Australia, Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands and New Zealand. The song was released in the UK on March 12, 2012, but failed to chart.

"Keep Your Head Up"
The cover consists of a white background, with the artist sitting on a yellow chair looking up while putting his feet on top of a bass drum. Behind him is a red chair, a stack of vinyl records and a record player. The center top of the cover features the artist's logo in red and the song title in blue.
Single by Andy Grammer
from the album Andy Grammer
  • February 24, 2011
  • March 12, 2012 (UK)
Songwriter(s)Andy Grammer
Andy Grammer singles chronology
"Keep Your Head Up"
"Fine by Me"

Grammer also released a bilingual version of the song in France, alternatively titled "Relève la tête", featuring French singer Mélissa Nkonda. This version reached number 156 in France.

Music videoEdit

The music video published for "Keep Your Head Up" was released November 11, 2010. It depicts singer Andy Grammer in a variety of unfortunate or awkward situations but shrugging his problems off. It also features actor Rainn Wilson. An interactive video of "Keep Your Head Up" was made exclusively on Vevo. The interactive video was named "Most Innovative Video" of 2011 at the MTV O Music Awards.[2] For reasons unknown, the VEVO video uploaded to YouTube was blocked in the United States in July 2020.

In other mediaEdit

"Keep Your Head Up" is featured as the theme song for Tricky Business. It also appears in the movie Pitch Perfect.[3]

He also sings this song on So Random!.


Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2011–12) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[4] 53
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 27
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[6] 35
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 61
France (SNEP)[8]
French version featuring Mélissa Nkonda
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[9] 94
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[10] 34
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 53
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[12] 11
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[13] 5
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[14] 21

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2011) Position
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[15] 24
US Adult Pop Songs (Billboard)[16] 14


  1. ^ "Andy Grammer - Chart history". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 22, 2015.
  2. ^ Archived from the original on February 15, 2012. Retrieved February 25, 2012. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Archived from the original on May 22, 2012. Retrieved May 25, 2012. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Justice Crew Top ARIA Singles for 7th Week". Retrieved May 22, 2015.
  5. ^ " – Andy Grammer – Keep Your Head Up" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ " – Andy Grammer – Keep Your Head Up" (in French). Ultratip.
  7. ^ "Andy Grammer Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  8. ^ " – Andy Grammer feat. Mélissa NKOnda – Keep Your Head Up (Relève la tête)" (in French). Les classement single.
  9. ^ " – Andy Grammer – Keep Your Head Up" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  10. ^ " – Andy Grammer – Keep Your Head Up". Top 40 Singles.
  11. ^ "Andy Grammer Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Andy Grammer Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Andy Grammer Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Andy Grammer Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Adult Contemporary Songs: 2011 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  16. ^ "Adult Pop Songs: 2011 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 14, 2015.

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