I Won't Hold You Back

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"I Won't Hold You Back"
Single by Toto
from the album Toto IV
B-side "Afraid of Love"
"Waiting for your Love" (Holland and Japan)
Released October 14, 1982
Format Vinyl record 7", 12", Compact disc
Recorded 1981-1982
Genre Soft rock
Length 4:53
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Steve Lukather
Producer(s) Toto, David Foster
Toto singles chronology
"I Won't Hold You Back"
"Stranger in Town"

"I Won't Hold You Back" is a ballad by American rock band Toto, written and sung by Steve Lukather for their fourth album, Toto IV, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). The song reached the top ten, peaking at number ten in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in mid-1983 and spent three weeks at number one on the Adult Contemporary chart.[1]The single only managed to scrape into the top 40 in the UK singles chart. It also peaked at number #11 in Ireland.

The song features the Eagles' bass player Timothy B. Schmit on backing vocals during the choruses.

The song was later sampled by house DJ Roger Sanchez in 2001 for his song "Another Chance", reaching number one in the UK Singles Chart.[2]


Additional musicians

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  2. ^ "All the No. 1's – Another Chance". The Official UK Charts Company. Archived from the original on 14 August 2007. Retrieved 30 September 2007.