Hold Me Close

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"Hold Me Close"
Single by David Essex
from the album All The Fun Of The Fair
Released September 1975
Format 7"
Recorded 1975[1]
Genre Pop
Length 3:06
Label CBS Records
Writer(s) David Essex[1]
Producer(s) Jeff Wayne[1]
David Essex singles chronology
"Rolling Stone"
1975
"Hold Me Close"
1975
"If I Could"
1975

"Hold Me Close" was a UK Singles Chart Number One hit single in October 1975 for three weeks by English singer David Essex.[2]

Song profile[edit]

"Hold Me Close" is a love song written by Essex and produced by Jeff Wayne.[1] It was Essex's second and final UK chart-topper. The B-side was titled "Good Ol' Rock and Roll" (live version).[1] The song appears on the album All The Fun Of The Fair, and is featured in the musical of that name.

TV usage[edit]

This song appeared at the end of ITV's Police Camera Action! in October 1995 on the episode "Tales of the Unexpected".

Essex performed the song live on Loose Women on 16 September 2008.

Football chants[edit]

"Hold Me Close" is sung by Shamrock Rovers fans in the League of Ireland as well as Alfreton Town fans in the Conference Premier.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "David Essex - Hold Me Close (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-03-27. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 318–9. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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Preceded by
"Sailing" by Rod Stewart
UK number-one single
4 October 1975 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"I Only Have Eyes for You" by Art Garfunkel