Help Me Hold On

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"Help Me Hold On"
Travis Tritt - Help Me Hold On.jpg
Single by Travis Tritt
from the album Country Club
B-side"All I'll Ever Be"
ReleasedFebruary 8, 1990
FormatCD single, Cassingle, 7"
Recorded1989
GenreCountry
Length4:00
LabelWarner Bros. Nashville 19918
Songwriter(s)Travis Tritt, Pat Terry
Producer(s)Gregg Brown
Travis Tritt singles chronology
"Country Club"
(1989)
"Help Me Hold On"
(1990)
"I'm Gonna Be Somebody"
(1990)

"Help Me Hold On" is a song co-written and performed by American country music artist Travis Tritt. It was released in February 1990 as the second single from his debut album Country Club. It reached number 1 in both the United States and Canada, thus becoming Travis Tritt's first number-one hit. The song was written by Tritt and Pat Terry.

Content[edit]

"Help Me Hold On" is a ballad telling of a failing relationship. In it, the male narrator asks his significant other not to abandon him, by confessing his mistakes.

Commercial performance[edit]

The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It has also sold 167,000 digital copies since it became available for download.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Greg Crutcher. It begins and ends with an episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show playing on a television set.

Personnel[edit]

The following musicians play on this track:[2]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 5
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bjorke, Matt (October 16, 2018). "The Top 30 Digital Country Tracks: October 16, 2018". RoughStock. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  2. ^ Country Club (cassette liner). Travis Tritt. Warner Bros. Records. 1989. 4-26094.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1241." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 19, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  4. ^ "Travis Tritt Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1990". RPM. December 22, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  6. ^ "Best of 1990: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.