Hold On Tight (Samantha Fox song)

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"Hold On Tight"
Samantha Fox - Hold On Tight Single Cover.jpeg
Single by Samantha Fox
from the album Touch Me
B-side "It's Only Love"
Released 1986
Format 7" single, 12" maxi
Genre Rock & roll, rockabilly
Length 3:34
Label Jive
Songwriter(s) John David
Producer(s) John David, Steve Power
Samantha Fox singles chronology
"Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)"
(1986)
"Hold On Tight"
(1986)
"I'm All You Need"
(1986)
"Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)"
(1986)
"Hold On Tight"
(1986)
"I'm All You Need"
(1986)

"Hold On Tight" was the third single from British singer Samantha Fox's 1986 debut album Touch Me.

Song information[edit]

"Hold On Tight" is a classically styled rock and roll song. The late 1980s saw a renewed interest in retro-1950s pop culture, in part spurred on by the film Back to the Future. "Hold On Tight's" electric guitar and backbeat serve to evoke a 1950s rock and roll sound.

Music video[edit]

The music video reflects the song's rockabilly sensibilities by showing Samantha Fox in a diner sporting a ponytail, midriff-baring shirt, denim hot pants, and cowgirl boots. Soon after putting her song on the diner's jukebox she headed outside, this time wearing a fringe trimmed red leather dress. As she sings "Hold On Tight" Fox danced with greasers and youths in letterman jackets and poodle skirts, typical of 1950s fashion.[1]

Track listings[edit]

Vinyl, 7" UK (FOXY 3)[2]
  1. "Hold On Tight" (3:34)
  2. "It's Only Love" (3:36)
Vinyl, 12", Picture Disc UK (FOXY S 3)[3]
  1. "Hold On Tight (Extended Version)" (5:06)
  2. "Hold On Tight (Instrumental Version)" (3:36)
  3. "Touch Me (I Want Your Body) (Blue Mix)" (5:49)
  4. "It's Only Love" (3:34)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report) 81[4]
German Singles Chart 31
Swiss Singles Chart 24[5]
UK Singles Chart 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samantha Fox Hold On Tight". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  2. ^ "Samantha Fox - Hold On Tight (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  3. ^ "Samantha Fox - Hold On Tight (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). St. Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 117. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA between mid 1983 and 19 June 1988.
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "Samantha Fox - Hold On Tight". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2012-01-11.