Got a Hold on Me

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Not to be confused with British pop duo Dollar's single "Love's Gotta Hold on Me".
"Got a Hold on Me"
Single by Christine McVie
from the album Christine McVie
Released January 25, 1984
Format 7" (45 rpm)
Recorded 1983
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:52
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Christine McVie, Todd Sharp
Producer(s) Russ Titelman
Christine McVie singles chronology
"When You Say"
"Got a Hold on Me"
"Love Will Show Us How"

"Got a Hold on Me" is a 1984 song from Fleetwood Mac's keyboardist/vocalist Christine McVie. The song rose to number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and it topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary and Rock Tracks charts for four and two weeks, respectively.[1] This was McVie's only top 10 solo hit in the United States. Synthesizers on the track were played by Steve Winwood,[1] while the guitars were played by Todd Sharp (the song's co-writer) and McVie's Fleetwood Mac bandmate Lindsey Buckingham. The other musicians were bassist George Hawkins and drummer-percussionist Steve Ferrone. Got a Hold on Me was released as the lead single from McVie's self-titled 1984 solo album.

The video for the song was produced and directed by Jon Roseman and premiered in February 1984.[2] Shot in both black-and-white and color, it is a pseudo-performance video showing Christine McVie in a mansion-like room singing at her piano while a backup band appears in silhouette shadows on the walls around her.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 416.
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  3. ^ Video on YouTube

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