"Hold Your Head Up" is a song by the English rock band Argent, released as a single in 1972. The song was a Top 5 hit in both the US and UK, peaking at No. 5 in both countries. Billboard ranked it as the No. 50 song for 1972. The song appeared on the third Argent album (1972). The album version is 6:15 while the single version is 3:15. The DJ edit has a run-time of 2:53.
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Background and composition [ edit ]
The song was written by
Chris White and credited to the songwriting partnership of White and  Rod Argent.
Release and reception [ edit ]
The song was warmly received by music critics.
Hammond B3 solo on the track was cited by Rick Wakeman as the greatest organ solo ever. The track has remained a staple on AOR-format radio stations for decades after its release.
Chart history [ edit ]
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Billboard Hot 100
Other versions [ edit ]
Marc Tanner Band covered the song in 1980 on their album, Temptation. 
Steppenwolf covered "Hold Your Head Up" on their 1982 album . Wolftracks 
The Party Boys released a cover in 1987.
Phish has covered "Hold Your Head Up" at least 524 times in live performances between 1987 and 2018. The band has never played the song in its entirety, and instead performs a brief version of its instrumental verse melody to introduce humorous cover songs sung by drummer and band namesake  Jon Fishman. 
Uriah Heep also covered the song on their 1989 album . Raging Silence 
Mother Love Bone also released a cover of this song in 1989 as a non-album single.
Jellyfish covered the song in live performances during their first album tour in 1990.
Fish performed a version of the song on his 1993 covers album . Songs from the Mirror 
Lana Lane released a version on the 2003 album, Covers Collection.
Mr. Big covered the song during their 2009 reunion tour and is available on live DVD and CD; Back to Budokan a studio version was also recorded as a bonus on the CD version. 
The Zombies performed the song in 2013 at Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop in Austin, Texas, introduced as "Hold Your Head Up, Woman".  Glass Hammer released a version on their 2017 compilation of studio outtakes and live recordings, . Untold Tales
References [ edit ]
https://www.songfacts.com/facts/argent/hold-your-head-up "Hold Your Head Up"
by Argent at SongFacts.com]
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"Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". 1972-09-16 . Retrieved . 2018-12-29
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"Wolftracks Overview". . Allmusic Rovi Corporation . Retrieved . August 31, 2012
"Phish.net Song Histories". Phish.net . Retrieved . November 5, 2014
"Hold Your Head Up History - Phish.net". phish.net . Retrieved . 22 March 2019
Henderson, Alex. "Raging Silence review". . Allmusic Rovi Corporation . Retrieved . August 31, 2012
"Official Fish site: Discography and lyrics - studio albums". Fish-thecompany.com . Retrieved . 2016-10-07
"Back to Budokan review". . Allmusic Rovi Corporation . Retrieved . April 15, 2013
Argent, Rod. "The Zombies - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)". . YouTube/KEXP. pp. comments start at 21:00 YouTube . Retrieved . 2014-04-13