Hold On (Korn song)
|Single by Korn|
|from the album Untitled album|
|Released||October 8, 2007
November 5, 2007
|Genre||Nu metal, alternative metal|
|Writer(s)||Reginald Arvizu, Zac Baird, Lauren Christy, Jonathan Davis, Graham Edwards, James Shaffer, Scott Spock|
|Producer(s)||Atticus Ross, The Matrix|
|Korn singles chronology|
"Hold On" is a song written and recorded by American nu metal band Korn, The Matrix, and Atticus Ross for Korn's untitled eighth studio album. It was released as the album's second single in October 2007.
Music and structure
Munky describes the song as "the closest thing to an original Korn song" on the untitled album. It is one of the four songs on the untitled album to feature Brooks Wackerman of Bad Religion on drums.
The song was released as a digital single in the UK, failing to chart. A promotional single was also released in Germany, and the United States, where it managed to peak in the top ten of the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart in February 2008. It became their last successful single of the 2000s.
|US Alternative Songs (Billboard)||35|
|US Mainstream Rock Songs (Billboard)||9|
The music video for "Hold On" features the band in a rodeo setting and with Munky and Jonathan Davis trying to "hold on" to their bulls in order to win a bullriding contest. The video is dedicated to late bullrider Lane Frost, who died on July 30, 1989 as a result of injuries sustained after dismounting his bull.
To promote the release of the video, several viral videos and an accompanying website were produced advertising "Ballsville Beef Parts", which featured the residents of Ballsville and the members of Korn playing various bullriders. One of these videos is a fake news interview with Davis, in character as J.D. Kornuto.
Appearances in media
"Hold On" is featured in a commercial for the 2008 Ford Focus. This commercial was first broadcast during Game 4 of the 2007 World Series between the Colorado Rockies and Boston Red Sox on October 28, 2007. The song was the second one played during the 2007 World's Strongest Man competition.
UK digital download
- "Hold On" – 3:05
- "Evolution" (Dave Audé Remix) – 7:38
- "Sing Sorrow" – 4:35
- "Hold On" – 3:03
- Untitled album booklet
- "Korn > Untitled > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2010-11-06.
- "Hold On - Korn". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2010-11-06.