Holy Water (Bad Company album)

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Holy Water
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Studio album by Bad Company
Released 12 June 1990
Recorded 1989–1990
Genre Hard rock, glam metal
Length 53:27
Label Atco Records
Producer Tony Harris, Andrew Scarth, Terry Thomas
Bad Company chronology
Dangerous Age
Holy Water
Here Comes Trouble
Singles from Holy Water
  1. "Holy Water"
    Released: 1990
  2. "If You Needed Somebody"
    Released: 1990
  3. "Walk Through Fire"
    Released: 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Holy Water is the ninth studio album by hard rock band Bad Company, and their third with Brian Howe as lead vocalist. The album was released on June 12, 1990.[2] It went platinum, selling over 1,000,000 units, and climbed to #35 on The Billboard Top Pop Albums Chart. The first single "Holy Water", was a #1 Billboard Album Rock Track for two weeks during the Summer of '90 as the band toured the U.S. with Damn Yankees. The single "If You Needed Somebody" became a major hit in early 1991, reaching # 16 on Billboards Hot 100 chart and #2 (for two weeks) on the Album Rock chart. "Boys Cry Tough"(#3), "Stranger, Stranger"(#9) and "Walk Through Fire"(#28 Hot 100 chart / #14 Album Rock chart) also received substantial airplay.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Brian Howe and Terry Thomas, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Holy Water" 4:06
2. "Walk Through Fire" 4:48
3. "Stranger Stranger" (Brian Howe, Simon Kirke, Terry Thomas) 4:51
4. "If You Needed Somebody" 4:21
5. "Fearless" 3:32
6. "Lay Your Love on Me" (Mick Ralphs) 4:04
7. "Boys Cry Tough" 5:34
8. "With You in a Heartbeat" 4:34
9. "I Don't Care" 4:33
10. "Never Too Late" (Mick Ralphs, Terry Thomas) 3:42
11. "Dead of the Night" (Mick Ralphs, Terry Thomas) 3:40
12. "I Can't Live Without You" (Mick Ralphs, Terry Thomas) 3:50
13. "100 Miles" (Simon Kirke) 1:57



  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Holy Water - Bad Company | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-09-19. 
  2. ^ "Holy Water by Bad Company on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2015-09-19.