Hold Me Up

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Hold Me Up
Studio album by Goo Goo Dolls
Released October 16, 1990
Recorded 1990 at Trackmaster Audio, Buffalo, NY
Genre Punk rock, college rock
Length 39:32
Label Metal Blade
Producer Armand John Petri
Goo Goo Dolls chronology
Hold Me Up
Superstar Car Wash
Singles from Hold Me Up
  1. "There You Are"
    Released: 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A−[2]
Robert Christgau (neither)[3]

Hold Me Up is the third studio album by American rock band Goo Goo Dolls, released by Metal Blade Records in 1990. This is considered the band's true major-label debut, as previous albums were organized by the band themselves. It features their first single, "There You Are," which became their first music video as well. Some consider this album the Goo Goo Dolls' last true "garage rock" album. Also, this marks the beginning of John Rzeznik's emergence as the band's principal lead vocalist. This album was rereleased in 1990.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Laughing" 3:41
2. "Just the Way You Are" 3:08
3. "So Outta Line" 2:22
4. "There You Are" 3:07
5. "You Know What I Mean" 3:24
6. "Out of the Red" 1:40
7. "Never Take the Place of Your Man (Prince)" 3:49
8. "Hey" 2:51
9. "On Your Side" 3:04
10. "22 Seconds" 0:40
11. "Kevin's Song" 3:09
12. "Know My Name" 2:42
13. "A Million Miles Away (Joey Alkes, Peter Case, Chris Fradkin)" 2:44
14. "Two Days in February" 3:11


  • Johnny Rzeznik - lead guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on tracks 2, 4, 5, 13, and 14, co-lead vocals on track 8
  • Robby Takac - bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on tracks 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12, co-lead vocals on track 8
  • George Tutuska - drums, lead vocals on track 10
Additional personnel

Just the Way You Are EP[edit]

An EP featuring the studio version of the title song and three live tracks from "Hold Me Up" was released in 1991.[4]

No. Title Length
1. "Just the Way You Are" 3:08
2. "Just the Way You Are" (Live in Nashville) 3:13
3. "Hey" (Live in Nashville) 2:32
4. "You Know What I Mean" (Live in Nashville) 3:24

Chart positions[edit]

Year Title Peak position
US Billboard
Modern Rock Tracks
1990 "There You Are" 24[citation needed]