Hold My Girl

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"Hold My Girl"
HoldMyGirl.jpg
Single by George Ezra
from the album Staying at Tamara's
Released28 September 2018
FormatDigital download
Recorded2017
Length3:31
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Cam Blackwood
George Ezra singles chronology
"Shotgun"
(2018)
"Hold My Girl"
(2018)

"Hold My Girl" is a song by English singer-songwriter George Ezra. The song was written by Ezra, Joel Pott and produced by Cam Blackwood. It was initially released as the second promotional single from Ezra's second studio album Staying at Tamara's on 9 March 2018 but later selected to be the album's fourth single and released to radio on 28 September 2018.[1][2][3]

Critical reception[edit]

In a review for NME, Nick Reilly said, "The emotional thread gets a lot more serious during the final third, notably on the soft cut 'Hold My Girl', which sees Ezra ditching the twanging guitars for his most soul-baring song yet – one destined to become first-dance material."[4]

Music video[edit]

A lyric video to accompany the release of "Hold My Girl" was first released onto YouTube on 9 March 2018 at a total length of three minutes and thirty-five seconds and has over 6 million views as of December 2018.[5] This was followed by a stripped back performance of the track at Abbey Road Studios being uploaded a week later on 16 March 2018. The official music video for the single was released in Autumn 2018 and has over 2 million views as of December 2018.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."Hold My Girl"3:31

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 62
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[8] 5
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 25

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[10] Silver 200,000double-dagger

^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 9 March 2018 Digital download
United Kingdom 28 September 2018 Radio

References[edit]

  1. ^ "George Ezra teases new track 'Hold My Girl'". DIY. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  2. ^ "George Ezra shares 'Hold My Girl' and announces Wembley Arena show". DIY. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  3. ^ "George Ezra has dropped another new track, 'Hold My Girl'". Dork Magazine. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  4. ^ "George Ezra - 'Staying At Tamara's album review". NME. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  5. ^ "George Ezra - Hold My Girl (Lyric Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  6. ^ GeorgeEzraVEVO, George Ezra - Hold My Girl (Official Video), retrieved 2018-12-07
  7. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  10. ^ "British single certifications – George Ezra – LM5". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved November 30, 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type LM5 in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.