Holding on to You (Twenty One Pilots song)

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"Holding on to You"
Single by Twenty One Pilots
from the album Regional at Best and Vessel
Released September 11, 2012
Format
Recorded 2011
Genre
Length 4:23
Label Fueled by Ramen
Writer(s)
  • Tyler Joseph
  • Maurice Gleaton
  • Charles Hammond
  • Robert Hill
  • Deangelo Hunt
  • Bernard Leverette
  • Gerald Tiller
  • Jamall Willingham
Producer(s) Tyler Joseph
Twenty One Pilots singles chronology
"Holding on to You"
(2012)
"Guns for Hands"
(2013)
Music video
"Holding on to You" on YouTube

"Holding on to You" is a song written and recorded by American alternative hip hop band Twenty One Pilots for their second studio album Regional at Best. The song also appeared on their third studio album, Vessel. "Holding on to You" was released as the first single from Vessel on iTunes worldwide on September 11, 2012.[1] A video for the song was released on 15 November.[2] The video was directed by Jordan Bahat.[3]

"Holding on to You" contains lyrical elements from the chorus of "Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It" by Dem Franchize Boyz.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download / stream
No. Title Length
1. "Holding on to You"   4:04

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[4] 77
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[5] 33
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[6] 32
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[7] 10

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[8] 96
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[9] 33

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide[1] September 11, 2012 Fueled By Ramen
United States[10][dead link] June 11, 2013 Top 40 radio

Version differences[edit]

  • Original (found only on Regional at Best): softer drums, different sounds throughout the song.
  • Vessel and Holding on to You EP remake: stronger drums, slight vocal changes in select areas, different sounds throughout the song.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Holding on to You". iTunes US. Apple Inc. Archived from the original on September 17, 2012. Retrieved July 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ "twenty one pilots release "Holding On To You" video". Alternative Press. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Twenty One Pilots ‘Holding On To You’ by Jordan Bahat". Promo News. 22 November 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Twenty One Pilots – Holding On To You" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved June 13, 2014.
  5. ^ "Twenty One Pilots – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rock Songs for Twenty One Pilots. Retrieved June 13, 2014.
  6. ^ "Twenty One Pilots – Chart history" Billboard Rock Airplay for Twenty One Pilots. Retrieved June 13, 2014.
  7. ^ "Twenty One Pilots – Chart history" Billboard Alternative Songs for Twenty One Pilots. Retrieved June 13, 2014.
  8. ^ "Hot Rock Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Alternative Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  10. ^ http://www.allaccess.com/top40-mainstream/future-releases