I'm Holdin' On to Love (To Save My Life)

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"I'm Holdin' On to Love (to Save My Life)"
Single by Shania Twain
from the album Come On Over
B-side "Rock This Country!"
Released July 3, 2000
Recorded 1997
Length 3:30
Label Mercury Nashville
Producer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Shania Twain singles chronology
"Rock This Country!"
"I'm Holdin' On to Love (to Save My Life)"
"I'm Gonna Getcha Good!"
"Rock This Country!"
"I'm Holdin' On to Love (to Save My Life)"
"I'm Gonna Getcha Good!"

"I'm Holdin' On to Love (To Save My Life)" is a song co-written and recorded by Canadian country music singer Shania Twain. It was the twelfth and final single from her album Come on Over. It was written by Mutt Lange and Twain. The song was originally released to North American country radio stations in July 2000. With no promo performances, video, or commercial single, the song was still able to reach the top 20 of the Billboard Country Singles chart. "I'm Holdin' on to Love (to Save My Life)" was performed on the Come on Over Tour, in a medley on the Up! Tour, and on Twain's 2003 special Up! Close and Personal.

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying "This is one of those little tunes that pushes all the right buttons that Twain and Lange have engaged so successfully before. Look for it to follow its predecessors up the chart."[1]

Official versions[edit]

  • Original Country Version (3:30)
  • International Version (3:30)
  • Pop Mix (3:44)
  • Live from Dallas (3:27)
  • Live from Up! Close and Personal (3:24)

Chart performance[edit]

"I'm Holdin' On" debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart the week of July 8, 2000 at number 66. The single spent 21 weeks on the chart and slowly climbed to a peak position of number 17 on November 11, 2000, where it remained for two weeks. "I'm Holdin' On" became the tenth top 20 single from Come on Over, her 16th in all. The song went on to top the Hot Country Recurrents chart for one week. "I'm Holdin' On" was the final single from Come on Over, and peaked three years after the release in 1997.


Chart (2000) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 4
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[3] 2
US Radio Songs (Billboard)[4] 78
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 17


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