Hold My Hand (1953 song)

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"Hold My Hand"
Song
Written 1950
Published 1953
Songwriter(s) Jack Lawrence, Richard Myers

"Hold My Hand" is a popular song, written by Jack Lawrence and Richard Myers.[1] It was written in 1950 but not published until 1953.

The hit version in 1953 was a recording by Don Cornell. The song was featured in the film Susan Slept Here (1954), and was nominated for the 1954 Academy Award for Best Song.[1] Cornell recorded on the Vogue Records label.[1] His version of "Hold My Hand" was produced by Bob Thiele.[1] It reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart for four weeks in October 1954.[2]

"Hold My Hand" has also been recorded by Stanley Black, Nat King Cole, Lary Cross with orchestra and Enoch Light.

Arild Andresen, piano with guitar and bass recorded it in Oslo on March 11, 1955, as the first melody of the medley "Klaver-Cocktail No. 2" along with "Just One More Chance" and "Dedicated to You". The medley was released on the 78 rpm record His Master's Voice A.L. 2513.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 15. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 35–6. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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Preceded by
"Three Coins in the Fountain" by Frank Sinatra
UK Singles Chart Number 1 single
Don Cornell

8 October 1954 for four weeks
Succeeded by
"My Son, My Son" by Vera Lynn
Preceded by
"My Son, My Son" by Vera Lynn
UK Singles Chart Number 1 single
Don Cornell

19 November 1954 for one week
Succeeded by
"This Ole House" by Rosemary Clooney