Can't Hold Back (song)

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"Can't Hold Back"
Can't Hold Back Kaz James.jpg
Single by Kaz James featuring Macy Gray
from the album If They Knew
Released 24 January 2009
Format Digital download, CD
Genre Electropop
Length 2:31
Label Sony BMG
Writer(s)
  • Kaz James
  • Dennis Dowlut
  • Macy Gray[1]
Kaz James singles chronology
"We Hold On"
(2008)
"Can't Hold Back"
(2009)
Macy Gray singles chronology
"What I Gotta Do"
(2007)
"Can't Hold Back"
(2009)
"Beauty in the World"
(2010)

"Can't Hold Back" is the third single released by Australian singer Kaz James, taken from his 2008 debut solo album, If They Knew. It is the singer's first solo top 50 single in Australia. Macy Gray is a featured vocalist on the song.

Music video[edit]

A music video was shot and released. James uploaded the video onto his official YouTube channel on 11 January 2009,[2] and it was made available for download on the Australian iTunes Store. It features both Kaz and Macy walking through corridors and standing within elevators. There are other rooms with different coloured backdrops in which both Kaz and Macy stand in front.

Airplay[edit]

"Can't Hold Back" first began to receive promotion and airplay in late 2008 on the Nova Network. After its official release, it gained airplay on Today Network stations.

Track listing[edit]

Australian CD single[3]

  1. "Can't Hold Back" – 2:31
  2. "Can't Hold Back" (instrumental mix) – 2:31

iTunes bonus track[4]

  1. "We Hold On" (Beaucoup Disco Remix) – 5:39

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 42
Australian Physical Singles (ARIA)[6] 36
Australian Artist Singles (ARIA)[7] 8
Australian Dance Singles (ARIA)[8] 5
Australian Club Singles (ARIA)[9] 3
Australian Airplay (AUM)[10] 93

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Format Label Catalogue
Australia 24 January 2009[3] CD single, digital download Sony BMG 88697462972

References[edit]

  1. ^ BMI entry for song BMI, accessed 13 February 2013
  2. ^ "Broadcast Yourself". YouTube. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  3. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "iTunes Store - Kaz James - Can't Hold Back - EP". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Top 50 Singles Chart - Australian Record Industry Association". Ariacharts.com.au. Archived from the original on 18 May 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Top 50 Physical Singles Chart - Australian Record Industry Association". Ariacharts.com.au. Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Top 20 Australian Singles & Albums Chart - Australian Record Industry Association". Ariacharts.com.au. Archived from the original on 21 April 2008. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "Top 20 Dance Chart - Australian Record Industry Association". Ariacharts.com.au. Archived from the original on 2 November 2008. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  9. ^ "Top 50 Club Chart - Australian Record Industry Association". Ariacharts.com.au. Archived from the original on 19 May 2009. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  10. ^ "Australian Music Report Weekly Hot 100". Aumreport.com. Archived from the original on 6 March 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2010.