Hold On (Alabama Shakes song)

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"Hold On"
HoldOnAlabamaShakes.jpg
Single by Alabama Shakes
from the album Boys & Girls
Released6 February 2012
FormatDigital download
Recorded2011
GenreSouthern rock, blues rock
Length3:46
LabelRough Trade Records
Songwriter(s)Brittany Howard
Alabama Shakes singles chronology
"Hold On"
(2012)
"You Ain't Alone"
(2012)

"Hold On" is a song by American rock band Alabama Shakes. The track was first released on February 6, 2012 in the United Kingdom as the lead single from the studio album Boys & Girls (2012).[1]

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Hold On" was first released on YouTube on 30 March 2012. In this video, the song was performed live in a studio.[2]

Reception[edit]

"Hold On" received critical acclaim from music critics. Rolling Stone named it the best song of 2012.[3] It was also voted the 11th best single of 2012 by The Village Voice's 40th annual Pazz & Jop poll.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Download[1]
No.TitleLength
1."Hold On"3:46

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012–13) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 34
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[6] 23
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 81
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 49
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 93
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[10] 1
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[11] 33
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[12] 17
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[13] 15

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Position
US Alternative Songs[14] 48
US Hot Rock Songs[15] 80

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[16] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 6 February 2012 Download[1] Rough Trade Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c iTunes - Music - Hold On - Single by Alabama Shakes
  2. ^ Alabama Shakes - Hold On (Official Video) on YouTube
  3. ^ https://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/50-best-songs-of-2012-20121205/alabama-shakes-hold-on-19691231
  4. ^ http://www.villagevoice.com/pazznjop/singles/2012/
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Alabama Shakes – Hold On" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Alabama Shakes – Hold On" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  7. ^ "Alabama Shakes Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Alabama Shakes – Hold On" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  9. ^ "Alabama Shakes Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  10. ^ "Alabama Shakes Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  11. ^ "Alabama Shakes Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  12. ^ "Alabama Shakes Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  13. ^ "Alabama Shakes Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  14. ^ "Alternative Albums – Year-End 2012". Billboard. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  15. ^ "Hot Rock Songs – Year-End 2012". Billboard. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  16. ^ "American single certifications – Alabama Shakes – Hold On". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.