Hold On to Me (Courtney Love song)

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"Hold on to Me"
Single by Courtney Love
from the album America's Sweetheart
Released March 30, 2004
Format CD single
Recorded 2003
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:45
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Courtney Love
Producer(s) Josh Abraham, Linda Perry, Jim Barber
Courtney Love singles chronology
"Mono"
(2004)
"Hold on to Me"
(2004)
"You Know My Name"/"Wedding Day"
(2014)

"Hold on to Me" is the second single by Courtney Love, and final from her debut album America's Sweetheart. The single was quickly released after the first single, "Mono", failed to make an impression on the charts.

Background and production[edit]

"Hold on to Me" was one of the earliest songs written for America's Sweetheart, known to be written and performed as early as 2001. The song was one of the few that were featured on the original version of America's Sweetheart, prior to its rerecording. The final version of the song - as featured on the album and single release - was recorded at Studio Miraval, a chateau in the south of France, in 2003.

The single never saw a proper release due to events in Love's personal life that prevented her from promoting the single and making a video for it. Love's former Hole bandmate, Samantha Maloney, played drums on the track, and the song was on the list of the album's tracks that weren't registered for copyright collect, according to BMI and ASCAP's websites, however, this was resolved in 2006.

Track listing[edit]

  • Limited CD single and promo CD
  1. "Hold on to Me" (radio edit)
  2. "Hold on to Me" (album version)

Chart positions[edit]

Year Single Chart Peak Position
2004 "Hold on to Me" Modern Rock Tracks #39