"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 All Together Now. The album version is 6:15 while the single version is 3:15. The DJ edit has a run-time of 2:53.
The song was warmly received by music critics. The Hammond B3 solo on the track was cited by Rick Wakeman as the greatest organ solo ever. The track remained a staple on AOR-format radio stations for years after its release.
Mr. Big covered the song during their 2009 reunion tour and is available on Back to Budokan live DVD and CD; 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".
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.
Lana Lane released a version on the 2003 album, Lana Lane Covers Collection.
Jellyfish covered the song in live performances during their first album tour.