Hang On to Your Love

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"Hang On to Your Love"
German and Dutch cover
Single by Sade
from the album Diamond Life
  • "Should I Love You"
  • "Why Can't We Live Together"
  • "Cherry Pie"
ReleasedNovember 1984 (US)
Recorded1983–1984; The Power Plant
Producer(s)Robin Millar
Sade singles chronology
"Smooth Operator"
"Hang On to Your Love"
"The Sweetest Taboo"
Sade U.S. singles chronology
"Hang On to Your Love"
"Smooth Operator"
Alternative cover
North American cover
North American cover
Music video
"Hang On to Your Love" on YouTube

"Hang On to Your Love" is a song by English band Sade from their debut studio album Diamond Life (1984). It was released as the first United States single from Diamond Life in November 1984.


Frank Guan of Vulture commented "Sade’s first introduction to an American audience came with this song: powered by a heavy, driving bassline and some of Sade’s best advice-centered lyrics, “Hang On” ensured that her stateside fans would do just that."[1]

Track listings and formats[edit]

German and Dutch 7-inch single
  • Side A:
  1. "Hang On to Your Love" (Radio Edit) – 3:58
  • Side B:
  1. "Should I Love You" – 3:50
Dutch 7-inch maxi single (US Remix)
  • Side A:
  1. "Hang On to Your Love" (US Remix) – 5:13
  • Side B:
  1. "Should I Love You" – 3:50
  2. "Why Can't We Live Together" – 5:28
U.S. and Canadian 7-inch single
  • Side A:
  1. "Hang On to Your Love" – 4:21
  • Side B:
  1. "Cherry Pie" – 4:25
U.S. 12-inch single
  • Side A:
  1. "Hang On to Your Love" (Album Version) – 5:54
  • Side B:
  1. "Hang On to Your Love" (7" Version) – 4:21


Chart (1985) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[2] 68
Dutch Top 40[3] 28
US Billboard Hot Black Singles[4] 14
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[4] 5


  1. ^ Guan, Frank. "All 73 Sade Songs, Ranked From Worst to Best". Vulture. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). Sydney: Australian Chart Book. p. 263. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA between mid 1983 and June 19, 1988.
  3. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 5–1985". Top 40 (in Dutch). Retrieved 11 January 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Sade > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 8 January 2009.

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