Hold Me (Teddy Pendergrass & Whitney Houston song)

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"Hold Me"
Single by Teddy Pendergrass and Whitney Houston
from the album Love Language and Whitney Houston
B-side "Love"
Released May 24, 1984
Format Vinyl record (7" 45 RPM)
Genre R&B, soul
Length 6:00
4:53 (7")
Label Asylum
Writer(s) Michael Masser, Linda Creed
Producer(s) Michael Masser
Whitney Houston singles chronology
"Hold Me"
(1984)
"Thinking About You"
(1985)

"Hold Me" is a 1984 recording of a song performed as a duet by Teddy Pendergrass and Whitney Houston. The ballad features on the Teddy Pendergrass 1984 album Love Language, and was released as a single from the album. The song features on the Whitney Houston's 1985 self-titled debut album Whitney Houston.

The original arrangement of the song, titled as "In Your Arms", written by Linda Creed & Michael Masser, features on the Diana Ross 1982 album Silk Electric, under the name "In Your Arms".[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Ron Wynn of Allmusic highlighted this track on Love Language album and he called it a good duet.[2] Whitney Houston Fan wrote: "The arrangements frequently border on formulaic, but such ballads as "Hold Me" one of the loveliest pop singing on vinyl since the glory days of Dionne Warwick."[3]

Track listing[edit]

US & UK 7" vinyl single

US & UK 12" vinyl single

  • A "Hold Me" (Masser, Creed) (Pendergrass with Houston) – 6:00
  • B "Love" (Masser, Goodrum) (Pendergrass) – 4:28

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diana Ross version
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/love-language-mw0000650618
  3. ^ http://www.whitney-fan.com/music/reviews/1/17
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Teddy Pendergrass & Whitney Houston - Hold Me". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums. HIT Entertainment. 
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2007). Top Pop Singles: 1955-2006. Record Research. 
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2005). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. 
  8. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2007). Top Adult Songs: 1961-2006. Record Research. 
  9. ^ "South Korea Gaon International Chart (Week: February 12, 2012 to February 18, 2012)". Gaon Chart. January 5, 2013. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Billboard.BIZ". Billboard.BIZ. 1984-12-31. Retrieved 2012-01-11.