"Hold Up A Light" was written by band members Gary Barlow, Jason Orange, Howard Donald, Mark Owen, along with live band members Jamie Norton and Ben Mark. It was released to radio stations and as a digital download on 14 December 2009. It features Mark Owen on lead vocals, with Gary Barlow taking a partial lead. The song was released as a single after its successful reception from fans whilst on tour. The physical version of the single was available to buy exclusively at stalls around the stadium during their Circus Tour, as well as for a short period of time through Take That's official website. The song charted at #8 on the UK Airplay Charts and at #123 on the UK Singles Chart. The song also featured on Take That's Progress Live tour, where they performed it together before the reuniting of the band as a five-piece.
The official music video for "Hold Up a Light" was premiered on The One Show. The video sees the four band members performing the song live on the Wembley leg of their record breaking Circus Tour.