Hold Up a Light

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"Hold Up a Light"
Hold Up A Light (Promo).jpg
Single by Take That
from the album The Circus
Released 14 December 2009
Genre Pop
Length 4:28
Writer(s) Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange, Mark Owen, Jamie Norton, Ben Mark
Producer(s) Take That, John Shanks
Take That singles chronology
"Said It All"
"Hold Up a Light"
"The Flood"

"Hold Up a Light" is the fifth and final single from British group Take That's fifth studio album, The Circus. It was released to promote Take That's first live album The Greatest Day – Take That Presents: The Circus Live.


"Hold Up a Light" was written by band members Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange, Mark Owen, along with live band members Jamie Norton and Ben Mark. It was released to radio stations and as a digital download on 14 December 2009.[1] It features Owen on lead vocals, with Barlow taking a partial lead. The song was released as a single after its successful reception from fans whilst on tour. The physical version of the single was available to buy exclusively at stalls around the stadium during their Circus Tour, as well as for a short period of time through Take That's official website. The song charted at number 8 on the UK Airplay Charts[2] and at number 123 on the UK Singles Chart.[3] The song also featured on Take That's Progress Live tour, where they performed it together before reuniting with Robbie Williams.

Music video[edit]

The official music video for "Hold Up a Light" was premiered on the The One Show.[4] The video sees the four band members performing the song live on the Wembley leg of their record breaking Circus Tour.[5]


Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hold Up a Light" – 4:28
  2. "Hold Up a Light" (live at Wembley Stadium) – 4:30

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[6] 86
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 123


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