Hold Me Tight (Johnny Nash song)

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"Hold Me Tight"
Single by Johnny Nash
from the album Hold Me Tight
B-side"Cupid"
ReleasedJuly 1968 (1968-07)
GenreReggae
Length2:50
LabelJAD
Songwriter(s)Johnny Nash
Producer(s)Arthur Jenkins, Johnny Nash
Johnny Nash singles chronology
"(I'm So) Glad You're My Baby"
(1967)
"Hold Me Tight"
(1968)
"You Got Soul"
(1968)

"Hold Me Tight" is a song written and performed by Johnny Nash. It reached No. 1 on the Canadian chart, #5 on both the U.S. pop chart and the UK Singles Chart, #7 on the Cashbox chart, #20 on the adult contemporary chart, and #21 on the U.S. R&B chart in 1968.[1] It was featured on his 1968 album Hold Me Tight,[2] and the tune was also used in Score commercials.[3]

The song was arranged by Arthur Jenkins and produced by Jenkins and Nash.[4]

The song ranked #37 on Billboard magazine's Top 100 singles of 1968.[5]

The single's B-side, "Cupid", reached No. 6 on the UK Singles Chart, #38 on the adult contemporary chart, and #39 on the U.S. pop chart in 1969.[6]

Other charting versions[edit]

Other versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Johnny Nash, "Hold Me Tight" Chart Positions". Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "Johnny Nash, Hold Me Tight". Retrieved March 25, 2019.
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  5. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1968". Archived from the original on March 25, 2019. Retrieved 2011-01-05.
  6. ^ "Johnny Nash, "Cupid" Chart Positions". Retrieved March 25, 2019.
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