Hold On (Kansas song)

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"Hold On"
Hold On cover.jpg
Single by Kansas
from the album Audio-Visions
Released 1980
Recorded 1979
Genre Progressive rock, Christian rock
Length 3:53
Label Kirshner
Writer(s) Kerry Livgren
Producer(s) Kansas
Kansas singles chronology
"Reason to Be"
"Hold On"
"Got to Rock On"

"Hold On" is a single by the progressive rock band Kansas. It was the band's 13th single, eighth top 100 hit, and fifth top 40 hit, peaking at number 40.[1] The song was first released on the 1980 album Audio-Visions, which was the last album recorded with the original band before Steve Walsh left. The song was written by Kerry Livgren to try to convince his wife to convert to Christianity along with him. It was further re-released on several compilation and live albums, including The Best of Kansas, The Kansas Boxed Set, The Ultimate Kansas, Sail On: The 30th Anniversary Collection, Live at the Whisky, and the CD/DVD combos of Device, Voice, Drum, Works in Progress, and There's Know Place Like Home. An orchestral version of the song appears on the album Always Never the Same, recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 40


  1. ^ Kansas Billboard chart history, Billboard.com. Retrieved December 13, 2011.