Only Hope

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"Only Hope"
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Song by Switchfoot
from the album New Way to Be Human
ReleasedMarch 11, 1999
Recordedre:think Studio
Genrealternative Indie rock alternative
Length3:48
Labelre:think Records
Songwriter(s)Jon Foreman
Producer(s)Charlie Peacock

"Only Hope" is a song by American band Switchfoot. It was written by Jon Foreman for their 1999 album New Way to Be Human; the Christian-themed song[1] is featured prominently in one of the scenes of the 2002 film A Walk to Remember.[2]

Cover versions[edit]

Mandy Moore version[edit]

"Only Hope"
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Single by Mandy Moore
from the album A Walk to Remember and The Best of Mandy Moore
B-side"Cry"
ReleasedJanuary 2002
Format
Recorded2001
GenrePop
Length3:54
Songwriter(s)Jon Foreman
Producer(s)Mervyn Warren
Mandy Moore singles chronology
"Cry"
(2001)
"Only Hope"
(2002)
"Have a Little Faith in Me"
(2003)

"Only Hope" was recorded by Mandy Moore for the film A Walk to Remember (arranged and produced by the film's composer Mervyn Warren) and is included in her compilation The Best of Mandy Moore, although left out of her 2002 release. It was slated as the second single after "Cry" which, however, was not a hit and consequently "Only Hope" was not released to radio. A music video—largely a date of the movie—was shot and was released successfully to music channels in Asia.

In the film A Walk to Remember[edit]

Jamie sings to Landon during the school play, in which they fall in love; the song ends when Landon kisses Jamie. Additionally Switchfoot's original version was played towards the end of the movie when they got married in the Church, transitioning from an orchestral score piece that was influenced by the song and was specifically written to segue into it.

Other versions[edit]

In 2004, German singer Florence Joy covered the song, released on her debut album Hope; the character Go Hye Mi (miss A's Suzy) covers this song twice in the Korean drama Dream High.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Salinas, Phillip (10 April 2014). "10 Christian Contemporary Songs That Achieved Mainstream Popularity". Music + Faith. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Switchfoot Featured in 'A Walk To Remember'". 2002-01-21. Archived from the original on 2008-04-12. Retrieved 2007-07-12.