Hold Your Head Up
|"Hold Your Head Up"|
|Single by Argent|
|from the album All Together Now|
|B-side||"Closer to Heaven"|
|Genre||Hard rock, progressive rock|
|Length||6:15 (Album version)
3:15 (Single edit)
2:52 (Radio edit)
|Writer(s)||Rod Argent, Chris White|
|Producer(s)||Rod Argent, Chris White|
|Argent singles chronology|
"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 #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.
Background and composition
Release and reception
- 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.
- 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.
- Fish performed a version of the song on his covers album Songs from the Mirror.
- 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 2015.
- 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.
- Erlewine, Stephen. "All Together Now review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
- "Ron Galloway: Interview With the Zombie - Rod Argent On Gershwin, Bill Evans, Miles Davis & The Penny Lane Piano". Huffingtonpost.com. 18 March 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
- "Temptation". Allmusic.
- "Wolftracks Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
- 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. YouTube/KEXP. pp. comments start at 21:00. Retrieved 2014-04-13.
- "Phish.net Song Histories". Phish.net. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
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