Brave (Idina Menzel song)

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"Brave"
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Single by Idina Menzel
from the album I Stand
ReleasedNovember 6, 2007
FormatCD, digital download
Recorded2007
GenrePop
Length4:39 (Album Version)
3:59 (Edit)
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Idina Menzel, Glen Ballard
Producer(s)Glen Ballard
Idina Menzel singles chronology
"Defying Gravity"
(2007)
"Brave"
(2007)
"Gorgeous"
(2007)

"Brave" is the second single from Idina Menzel's third studio album I Stand. The song was written by Menzel and Glen Ballard[1] and was released on November 6, 2007. It reached the Top 20 on the Adult Contemporary chart peaking at #19 on March 29, 2008.

Music video[edit]

A music video was made in which Menzel plays a piano alone in a room. As she leaves, her dress is seen tied to the piano. She proceeds to walk through streets slowly unwrapping the dress she is wearing. The video ends with Menzel standing on top of a building taking the rest of the dress off and revealing a red top and jeans underneath.

Usage in other media[edit]

The song was used in the second-season finale of the MTV show The Hills, playing during the climatic "moving out" scene between former best friends Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag. It was also used in the series 7 finale of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.

Live performaces[edit]

"Brave" was performed was on I Stand tour witch starts from April 1, 2008 and ends on March 28, 2009.

Formats and track listings[edit]

U.S. Promo CD single

  1. "Brave" (Edit) – 3:59
  2. "Brave" (Album version) – 4:39
  3. "Brave" (Instrumental) – 4:39
  4. "Brave" (Acapella) – 4:39
  5. "Brave" (Backing Vocals) – 4:39
  6. "Brave" (Lead Vocals) – 4:39
  7. "Brave" (Acoustic version) – 4:38

UK CD single

  1. "Brave" (UK Mix) – 4:34
  2. "Gorgeous" – 3:48
  3. "Brave" (Acoustic version) – 4:38

U.S./UK digital single

  1. "Brave" – 4:39

UK digital maxi single

  1. "Brave" (UK Mix) – 4:34
  2. "Gorgeous" – 3:48
  3. "Brave" (Acoustic version) – 4:38
  4. "Defying Gravity" (Tracy Young's Flying Monkey Club Mix) – 8:02

Official versions[edit]

  • "Brave" (Album version) – 4:39
  • "Brave" (Acapella) – 4:39
  • "Brave" (Instrumental) – 4:39
  • "Brave" (Lead Vocals) - 4:39
  • "Brave" (Backing Vocals) - 4:39
  • "Brave" (Edit) – 3:59
  • "Brave" (UK Mix) – 4:34
  • "Brave" (Acoustic version) – 4:38

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits are adapted from the I Stand album liner notes. [2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[3] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ascap entry for song[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ I Stand (CD). Idina Menzel. Warner Bros and Reprise. 2008. p. 1. 2061-62638.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ "Idina Menzel Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved October 1, 2011.

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