Hold Me Tight (Johnny Nash song)

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

"Hold Me Tight" is a song written and performed by Johnny Nash. It was featured on his 1968 album Hold Me Tight,[1] The song was arranged by Arthur Jenkins and produced by Jenkins and Nash.[2]

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.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

"Hold Me Tight" reached No. 1 on the Canadian chart. In the US, it went to #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #7 on the Cash Box Top 100 as well as #20 on the adult contemporary chart. It peaked at #21 on the U.S. R&B chart and #5 in the UK Singles Chart, all in 1968.[4] The song ranked #37 on Billboard magazine's Top 100 singles of 1968.[5]

Other charting versions[edit]

Popular culture[edit]

  • The tune was also used in Score commercials.[8]


  1. ^ "Johnny Nash, Hold Me Tight". Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "Johnny Nash, "Hold Me Tight" Single Release". Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  3. ^ "Johnny Nash, "Cupid" Chart Positions". Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "Johnny Nash, "Hold Me Tight" Chart Positions". Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  5. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1968". Archived from the original on November 25, 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-05.
  6. ^ "Johnny Carver, "Hold Me Tight" Chart Position". Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  7. ^ "Ali Campbell, "Hold Me Tight" Chart Position". Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  8. ^ David Barron (2004-01-29). "The guarantee that shocked, changed football". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2020-01-03.