Help Me Hold On

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"Help Me Hold On"
Single by Travis Tritt
from the album Country Club
B-side "All I'll Ever Be"
Released February 8, 1990
Format CD single, Cassingle, 7"
Recorded 1989
Genre Country
Length 4:00
Label Warner Bros. 19918
Writer(s) Travis Tritt, Pat Terry
Producer(s) Gregg Brown
Travis Tritt singles chronology
"Country Club"
(1989)
"Help Me Hold On"
(1990)
"I'm Gonna Be Somebody"
(1990)

"Help Me Hold On" is the title of a song co-written and performed by American country music artist Travis Tritt. It was released in February 1990 as the second single from his debut album Country Club. It reached #1 in both the United States and Canada, thus becoming Travis Tritt's first number-one hit. The song was written by Tritt and Pat Terry.

Content[edit]

"Help Me Hold On" is a ballad telling of a failing relationship. In it, the male narrator asks his significant other not to abandon him, by confessing his mistakes.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Greg Crutcher. It begins and ends with an episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show playing on a television set.

Personnel[edit]

The following musicians play on this track:[1]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 5
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Country Club (cassette liner). Travis Tritt. Warner Bros. Records. 1989. 4-26094. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1241." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 19, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "Travis Tritt Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Travis Tritt.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1990". RPM. December 22, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1990: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
Preceded by
"Love on Arrival"
by Dan Seals
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

May 12, 1990
Succeeded by
"Walkin' Away"
by Clint Black
Preceded by
"Here in the Real World"
by Alan Jackson
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

May 19–26, 1990