Hold On (Badfinger song)

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"Hold On"
Hold On Badfinger.jpg
Single by Badfinger
from the album Say No More
B-side "Passin' Time"
Released 1 January 1981
Format 7" single
Genre Power pop
Length 3:24
Label Radio/Elektra
Songwriter(s) Tom Evans/Joe Tansin
Producer(s) Jack Richardson, Steve Wittmack
Badfinger singles chronology
"Love Is Gonna Come at Last"
(1979)
"Hold On"
(1981)
"I Got You"
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"Love Is Gonna Come at Last"
(1979)
"Hold On"
(US, 1981)
"I Got You"
(US, 1981)

"Hold On" is the third track from Badfinger's 1981 album Say No More. Co-written by Tom Evans and Joe Tansin (who had actually left the band prior to the recording of Say No More and was not credited on the original release), the track was their second to last new single (the last being "I Got You", also from Say No More).

Release and Reception[edit]

"Hold On" was first released in 1981 on Say No More. However, that same year, the song was released as a single in America, (the first from Say No More) backed with the Joey Molland-written song, "Passin' Time". It was Badfinger's final charting single (and highest charting since "Baby Blue"), reaching #56 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #67 on Cashbox.[1] Its follow-up, "I Got You", didn't chart.

AllMusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine described the track as "a shadow of former glories".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard". 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "AllMusic 'Say No More'". AllMusic.