"Hold Your Head Up" is a song by British progressive rock band Argent, released as a single in 1972. The song was a Top 5 hit in both the US and UK, peaking at #5 in both countries. The album version is 6:15 while the single version is 3:15. The DJ edit has a run-time of 2:53.
Background and composition [ edit ]
The song was written by
Rod Argent and Chris White. [1 ]
Release and reception [ edit ]
The song was warmly received by music critics.
Hammond B3 solo on the track was cited by Rick Wakeman as the greatest organ solo ever. [2 ]
Other versions [ edit ]
Steppenwolf covered "Hold Your Head Up" on their 1982 album . Wolftracks [3 ] Uriah Heep also covered the song on their 1989 album . Raging Silence [4 ] Fish performed a version of the song on his covers album . Songs from the Mirror [5 ] Mr. Big covered the song during their 2009 reunion tour and is available on live DVD and CD; Back to Budokan a studio version was also recorded as a bonus on the CD version. [6 ] The Zombies performed the song in 2013 at Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop in Austin, Texas, introduced as "Hold Your Head Up, Woman". [7 ]
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