I Can't Let Go
|"I Can't Let Go"|
|Single by The Hollies|
|B-side||UK: "Running Through the Night" (Ransford)
US: "I've Got A Way Of My Own"
|Released||18 February 1966|
|Recorded||13 January 1966
Abbey Road Studios
|Genre||Pop music, Beat music|
|Label||UK: Parlophone R5409
US: Imperial 66158
|Writer(s)||Chip Taylor; Al Gorgoni|
|The Hollies singles chronology|
"I Can't Let Go" is The Hollies' first 1966 single, and the final single to feature the band's original bassist Eric Haydock. It went to No.2 in the UK but only No.42 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. The song was co-written by Chip Taylor, who also wrote "Wild Thing" and is actor Jon Voight's brother. The song was a cover of blue-eyed soul songstress Evie Sands's version on George Goldner's Blue Cat label, which was locally popular in the US [NYC] in 1965. The Hollies' version got an enthusiastic thumbs up from Paul McCartney, who thought Graham Nash's soaring tenor during the chorus was a trumpet.
Les Fradkin has a very close cover version on his 2006 release, Goin' Back.
|Germany (Media Control Charts)||30|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||20|
|United Kingdom (Record Retailer)||2|
|United Kingdom (NME)||1|
|United States (Billboard Hot 100)||42|
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