Baby Hold On

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"Baby Hold On"
BabyEddie.jpg
One of vinyl editions
Single by Eddie Money
from the album Eddie Money
B-side"Save a Little Room in Your Heart for Me"
ReleasedFebruary 1978
Format7" single
Recorded1977
GenreRock
Length3:30
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)James Lyon, Eddie Money[1]
Producer(s)Bruce Botnick
Eddie Money singles chronology
"Baby Hold On"
(1978)
"Two Tickets to Paradise"
(1978)

"Baby Hold On" is a song recorded by American rock singer Eddie Money. It was written by Money and guitarist Jimmy Lyon and released in 1978 as the first single from Money's debut album Eddie Money. The song reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 4 on the Canadian Hot 100, and number 19 on the Kent Music Report.

The song was a big success, and has since been considered one of Eddie Money's most famous songs. It still gets frequent airplay on classic rock and adult contemporary radio stations.

Content[edit]

"Baby Hold On" starts with a simple, catchy guitar introduction by Jimmy Lyon. The song contains this similar riff, but builds in tempo as the song progresses. The lyrics alter the borrowed refrain "Whatever will be, will be/The future's NOT ours to see" from the Doris Day song "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans to "Whatever will be, will be/the future IS ours to see".

Critical reception[edit]

James Halliday of Rolling Stone magazine gave the song 4/5 stars in 1977. He stated "while 'Baby Hold On' is simple, it's simply catchy and it's bound to get stuck on your head; which is a good thing in this case."

In popular culture[edit]

"Baby Hold On" was performed by Eddie Money on Saturday Night Live in 1978 and American Bandstand in 1980. The song was used in the films Queens Logic (1991), Imaginary Heroes (2004), Roll Bounce (2006), A Little Help, and Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser (2016). while he performed the song on NBC Sunday Night Football in 2011.

The song was featured in the video games Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006) and Rock Band 3 (2010), on the TV shows, Cold Case S5 E14 "The Cornerstone", Hawaii Five-O S4 E3 "The Last Break", as well as in an episode of the musical television series Take Me Out in 2013. It also appeared in a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado television commercial, and in an episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The song was covered by John Roberts for the Bob's Burgers episode O.T.: The Outside Toilet.

Chart performance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BMI Repertoire database". Repertoire.bmi.com.
  2. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Eddie Money – Baby Hold On" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  3. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1978/Top 100 Songs of 1978". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2014-07-03.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-11-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly". Bac-lac.gc.ca. July 17, 2013.

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