Hang On to Your Heart

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"Hang On to Your Heart"
Single by Exile
from the album Hang On to Your Heart
B-side "She Likes Her Lovin'"
Released July 1985
Genre Country
Length 3:40
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) J.P. Pennington
Sonny LeMaire
Producer(s) Buddy Killen
Exile singles chronology
"She's a Miracle"
"Hang On to Your Heart"
"I Could Get Used to You"

"Hang On to Your Heart" is a song written by J.P. Pennington and Sonny LeMaire, and recorded by American country music group Exile. It was released in July 1985 as the first single and title track from the eponymous album Hang On to Your Heart. It was Exile's sixth number one country hit. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of fifteen weeks on the country chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 118. 
  2. ^ "Exile – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Exile.
Preceded by
"Can't Keep a Good Man Down"
by Alabama
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

November 16, 1985
Succeeded by
"I'll Never Stop Loving You"
by Gary Morris
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

November 23, 1985