Stand on It

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"Stand on It"
Mel McDaniel - Stand On It single cover.JPG
Single by Mel McDaniel
from the album Just Can't Sit Down Music
B-side"In Oklahoma"
ReleasedSeptember 15, 1986
RecordedApril 1986
LabelCapitol Nashville
Songwriter(s)Bruce Springsteen
Producer(s)Jerry Kennedy
Mel McDaniel singles chronology
"Doctor's Orders"
"Stand on It"
"Oh What a Night"

"Stand on It" is a song written and originally recorded by Bruce Springsteen. Springsteen initially released it as the non-LP B-side of the "Glory Days" single in May 1985; the track was also featured in the film Ruthless People and its accompanying soundtrack album. "Stand On It" later appeared in a slightly longer version with an extra verse on Springsteen's outtakes and B-sides compilation Tracks.

A little over a year after Springsteen's release, the song was recorded by American country music artist, Mel McDaniel.[1] It was released in September 1986 as the lead single from McDaniel's album, Just Can't Sit Down Music. It peaked at number 12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and number 5 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.

Chart performance[edit]

"Stand on It" debuted at number 70 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of September 27, 1986.

Chart (1986-1987) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 12
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 5


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.