Can't Hold Back (Eddie Money album)

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Can't Hold Back
Studio album by Eddie Money
Released October 1986
Recorded 1985–86
Genre Rock, pop rock, new wave
Length 40:53
Label Columbia
Producer Eddie Money and Richie Zito (except "One Chance"; produced by Eddie Money, Richie Zito and David Kershenbaum)
Eddie Money chronology
Where's the Party?
Can't Hold Back
Nothing to Lose
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! 4.5/5 stars[2]

Can't Hold Back is Eddie Money's sixth album, released in 1986. It contains Money's biggest hit, "Take Me Home Tonight" which helped bring Ronnie Spector back to the spotlight. The album has been certified platinum.

The song "Stranger in a Strange Land" written by Money with Henry Small and Tom Whitlock was covered by John Entwistle. The song was featured in Entwistle's solo album The Rock on which Small sung lead vocals.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Take Me Home Tonight" (Duet with Ronnie Spector) Mike Leeson, Peter Vale, Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry, Phil Spector 3:32
2. "One Love"   Eddie Money, Duncan Rowe, Davitt Sigerson 4:12
3. "I Wanna Go Back"   Monty Byrom, Danny Chauncey, Ira Walker 3:59
4. "Endless Nights"   John Cesario, Michele Collyer, Steve Mullen 3:23
5. "One Chance"   Stan Meissner, Fred Mollin 4:48
6. "We Should Be Sleeping"   Kevin Burus, Greg Lowry, Eddie Money, Glen Thompson 3:59
7. "Bring On the Rain"   Eddie Money, Billy Ryan 4:56
8. "I Can't Hold Back"   Eddie Money, Michael Politeau, Davitt Sigerson, Richie Zito 3:52
9. "Stranger in a Strange Land"   Eddie Money, Henry Small, Tom Whitlock 3:35
10. "Calm Before the Storm"   Eddie Money, John Nelson 4:32


  • "Take Me Home Tonight" (1986) #4 US
  • "I Wanna Go Back" (1986) #14 US
  • "Endless Nights" (1987) #21 US
  • "We Should Be Sleeping" (1987) #90 US


  • Eddie Money – lead vocal, keyboards, synthesizer arrangements on "One Love"[3]
  • Richie Zito – guitars, keyboards, synthesizers, synthesizer arrangements on "One Love"
  • Duncan Rowe – guitar arrangements on "One Love"
  • John Nelson – guitars
  • Arthur Barrow – keyboards, bass
  • Randy Jackson, Greg Lowry, Nathan East – bass
  • Steve George – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Gary Chang – synthesizers, synthesizer arrangements on "One Love" and "I Can't Hold Back"
  • Paul Hanson, Danny Hull – saxophone
  • Mike Baird – drums, percussion, drum overdubs on "Stranger in a Strange Land"
  • Pat Mastelotto – drum programming
  • "Pastiche", Ronnie Spector, Henry Small – additional vocals
  • Marilyn Martin - backing vocal on "I Wanna Go Back"
  • Derek Ferwerda - guitar on "Take me Home Tonight[4]"


  • Arranged and produced by Eddie Money and Richie Zito, except "One Chance" (arranged and produced by Eddie Money, Richie Zito and David Kershenbaum)
  • Recording engineers – David Leonard, Michael Frondelli, Phil Kaffel
  • Assistant engineers – Michael Rosen, Tom Size; assistant engineers at Can-Am Studios: Jim Dineen, Stan Katayama
  • Mixed by Eddie Money, Richie Zito and Scott Litt
  • Mastered by Howie Weinberg


  1. ^ DeGagne, Mike. "Eddie Money Can't Hold Back review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  2. ^ Oliver, Derek (18 September 1986). "Eddie Money 'Can't Hold Back'". Kerrang! 129. London, UK: Spotlight Publications. p. 22. 
  3. ^ Personnel at discogs
  4. ^