Former ‘American Idol’ Contestant James Durbin Streaming New Song “Stand Up”

American Idol season 10 finalist James Durbin–who performed on the show with Zakk Wylde and Judas Priest, and is featured in the current issue of Revolver–is releasing his debut album in November on Wind-up Records. In advance of the record, however, the singer has unveiled his song “Stand Up,” which is featured on the Official Gameday NFL Music Vol. 2 EP. Let us know what you think in the comments.

 

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  • Designrealtor

    Far Out!!  This ole Hippie is Diggin it big time!! Best thing to hit the Sports Industry!  IMO!!!!

  • Zenolia1

    Totally dig it! It’s catchy, strong yet radio pleasant. Powerful vocals and solid instrumental background. Shows off James Durbin’s 80′s Hard Rock/Heavy Metal influence but with a cmtemporary touch.
    I expect his album will have this type of sound, some heavier tracks and 1 or 2 ballads, really 80′s style.

  • Lisa

    Very exciting song, the intensity remained constant but didn’t detract from the lyrics. Enjoyable to listen to and grabs you right away. Lyrics are easy to remember and vocal and instrumental arrangements were in Harmony with each other. After initial hearing I kept going back and listening to it over and over again, left me with the feeling I was at one of James Durbin’s concerts. Easy to sing along and dance to. A must for anyone who appreciates a good song whether they are a James Durbin fan or not.

  • Karengreen83

    I had to “Stand Up” and dance.  It is so catchy and James sounds great.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1420398796 Susan Hipko Everett

    OMG I absolutely loved it. Great Rock but with catchy radio appeal. I too listened to over and over and usually I have to get use to a song but this one I loved from the first play. 

  • Royapple4

    He’s going to be a monster. Can’t wait to hear him and Dylan tear it up in November.

  • Marylyn

    friggan awesome..I am stoked –Stand Up I want to see your hands up >>>woohoo !!!!!!!!

  • Texasgirl02us

    Love it…I downloaded it today and listened all day…then came home and made each person in my family listen…..everyone in the family liked it…very catchy…great lyrics and vocals of course! 

  • Mandee

    Absolutely loved this song after one listen. Classic James ending in the upper octave. Can’t wait for his album to come out in November.

  • Okiedokie1

    The song kicks ASS!! Can not WAIT for the album to drop and do the same:) 

  • Gelwood99

    can’t wait for the video to go with this kick ass song!!!!

    • Zenolia1

      Me too!

      • Theresa

        Me three !!! A video to this would make it PERFECT !!!!!

      • Theresa

        Me three !!! A video to this would make it PERFECT !!!!!

  • Tobfound

    Great song!!!! Everything James does is so amazing, I can’t wait to buy his album in November!

  • Beverlyhatley

    I’m so excited !!!!!!!! LOVING MY JAMES DURBIN. WAY TO GO BABY.

  • Beverlyhatley

    I’m so excited !!!!!!!! LOVING MY JAMES DURBIN. WAY TO GO BABY.

  • Ellie

    Let’s see “Touchdown!”  – Super fun song. Love it!

  • http://twitter.com/DurbNet Alexia

    This is the only good song by any of the AI10 alum to date, and the best song on the NFL Gameday EP to boot! It’s “poppier” than Durbin would like but it’s well written, has a hook, the instrumentation is good and his vocals shine throughout, and I don’t hear any autotune at all. This is the perfect song for sports stadium audiences, it’s high energy yet not too edgy or heavy to scare little kids and conservative grandparents.

  • Rafikimom123

    “Can’t stop me, rock me, don’t care if it’s the death of me”…LOVE it!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=592582302 Donna Sullivan-Richardson

    I so can’t wait to be at a game just to hear his song come on, perfect in every way ..James is so talented just love the song .. can’t wait to see him on tour.. <3

  • Zenolia1

    I loved the lyrics. But what I really loved (besides the melody,and solid instrumental, kinda modern vision of the 80′s) is that, unlike those suckers producers of AI, Benson let JAMES explore all his vocal range. He is singing in 3 different octaves with his trademark super high notes. No blanding his high notes, no cutting out his wildness, no suggarcoating his vocals, and NO AUTOTUNE. It’s JAMES DURBIN’s voice and strong unique voice through and through. GREAT. I’m sure his album is gonna ROCK! (I wish I could go to a NFL game with this song blasting the speakers).

  • kris

    Song is great beginning to end.. But never had a doubt his music would be anything less….He is great at what he does…Hope a concert follows his cd in November…

  • Chazzie

    Absolutely LOVED it!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Grant/1825787384 Mary Grant

    I love this!! I knew James would be good but this is even better than I thought!  I can’t wait for his album!!!!

  • Alohalicious

    This is totally awesome!  Even better than I expected and I loved James from the beginning…I’ll buy everything he makes!

  • Letsgoknicks2

    This is just the beginning to a “Great” for James Durbin!!! This CD will be insane, and American Idol will regret the injustice that was done!!! I hope all you Durbinators “SUPPORT” James by purchasing is 1st Single and his Cd to follow!!!!!!!  GO James Durbin!!!!!!

    • Zenolia1

      You know, I thought like you, Letsgoknicks2, because it was really unfair. AI always go for the bland and comercial ones. Don’t they know rock sells buckets? AI suits, 19 Entertainment, Interscope will cry bloody tears. But i thought better and it was a blessing JAMES was 4th – free of Simon, Nigel and those suits that would want to change him into a “pop rock-ish singer”. THE BEST HAPPENED. His album will be awesome. If he delivers the other tracks like this song, IT IS GOING TO BE F**** GREAT!

    • Zenolia1

      You know, I thought like you, Letsgoknicks2, because it was really unfair. AI always go for the bland and comercial ones. Don’t they know rock sells buckets? AI suits, 19 Entertainment, Interscope will cry bloody tears. But i thought better and it was a blessing JAMES was 4th – free of Simon, Nigel and those suits that would want to change him into a “pop rock-ish singer”. THE BEST HAPPENED. His album will be awesome. If he delivers the other tracks like this song, IT IS GOING TO BE F**** GREAT!

    • Zenolia1

      You know, I thought like you, Letsgoknicks2, because it was really unfair. AI always go for the bland and comercial ones. Don’t they know rock sells buckets? AI suits, 19 Entertainment, Interscope will cry bloody tears. But i thought better and it was a blessing JAMES was 4th – free of Simon, Nigel and those suits that would want to change him into a “pop rock-ish singer”. THE BEST HAPPENED. His album will be awesome. If he delivers the other tracks like this song, IT IS GOING TO BE F**** GREAT!

  • BIGHORSEPUNISHER

    This kid is a brutally talented singer. I really hoped he’d win AI, hell, it’s the only reason I watched it! Best of luck kid. Remember Cadillac Rock Box if you need an opening band!

  • Iristhompson009

    great song I hope they play this on wmmr 93.3

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elsine-Perez/100000254510612 Elsine Perez

    JAMES’ ELECTRIFYING VOCALS/SONG AND NFL….LOVE IT!!!!!
    bought song from ITunes….pre-ordered debut album …Life is GOOD…Thanks James!!!

  • nobodyimportant

    total throwback, nothing original at all. It sounds just like every big hair band song made in the late 70s and early 80s. Bon Jovi wanna be. Not radio material at all. I’ll be impressed if James can sing it live in tune *doubtful*

    • Kris

      Maybe you should see him perform in person before you make that statement.. I have seen him on multiple occassions live and he is a great singer and performer

    • Zenolia1

      You surely didn’t go to any AI Tour Concert or you’d KNOW James sings in perfect pitch and tune and that he is able to pull off this song with on-key notes and more.

  • Pauline-sanche

    Love him……I watched him on American Idol……My favorite…..Now to buy his Album……Yeah!!!!!!…..You make life better with the awesome music……Thank You James…..oxoxoxoxo

  • Jstbreathe

    Awesome!!

  • Itsmommy

    Love it! It’s perfect for getting football crowds up off there feet.  James’ voice is amazing in this song…he just keeps getting better and better. Positively can’t wait for the album!

  • Santacruzliving

    Great song!  James Durbin has the perfect sound and feel for this halftime extravaganza.
    Rock on! Waiting for the CD.

  • Theresa

    TOTALLY ROCKS…..I knew it would !!! JAMES just keeps getting BETTER !!!!!

  • Theresa

    TOTALLY ROCKS…..I knew it would !!! JAMES just keeps getting BETTER !!!!!

  • Texasgirl02us

    The lyrics are great for getting everyone pumped up…and of course the vocals are off the chart! Can’t wait for the album in November! Go James! You have our support all the way..this Durbinator will buy up everything you do!

  • Texasgirl02us

    The lyrics are great for getting everyone pumped up…and of course the vocals are off the chart! Can’t wait for the album in November! Go James! You have our support all the way..this Durbinator will buy up everything you do!

  • Theresa

    Go James…..You Rock Man…..bought it on itune’s same day it came out !!!!

  • Banksvl

    Please tell us that James will be performing this at a game soon!  I’ve purchased my itune copy of this fine new Durbin song and plan to purchase a copy of Revolver today!  Thanks, Revolver, for featuring James Durbin! 

  • Bagunca2000

    It’s a song designed to a specific porpose. NFL games and stadiums.
    It’s not at all related to James’ debut album. So effing metalheadz:
    stop bashing James for this “lame song” as you call it cuz the song is
    GREAT, his vocals are INSANE and your beloved bands didn’t have the
    ballz James has to take upon himself the mission to bring back hard
    rock & metal to the mainstream.

  • Hobbes_78

    This song is absolutely amazing. If this is any indication of what his debut album is gonna be like, well watch out music fans James Durbin is IN DA HOUSE!!!!

    this song makes me wanna watch a NFL game to just hear this song.

  • Ginnyk2222

    Loved the song. Great vocals and lyrics. You are going to do great with your music career, James………

  • Wisepammy

    Really good sounding, but doesn’t have the humph he had on idol! Except for the end!

  • Wisepammy

    I do plan on buying the CD, Though!!!!! Rock on, man!!!!! I loved you on the show!!!!

  • Ulus703

    Awesome!!! A true travesty he should have won idol instead of the other lame one