Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer)

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"Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer)"
Single by Ironik featuring Chipmunk and Elton John
from the album No Point in Wasting Tears
Released27 April 2009
FormatCD single, digital download
GenreR&B, hip hop
LabelWarner, Asylum
Songwriter(s)Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Ironik
Producer(s)Simon Franglen
Ironik singles chronology
"I Wanna Be Your Man"
"Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer)"
"I Got Soul"
Chipmunk singles chronology
"Chip Diddy Chip"
"Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer)"
"Diamond Rings"

"Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer)" is a song by Ironik, from his debut album No Point in Wasting Tears, released on 11 May 2009. The song heavily samples British singer Elton John's 1972 single "Tiny Dancer". This is the first single by Ironik to be released without a maxi single.

Music video[edit]

The video features both Ironik and Chipmunk while Elton John is played on TV screens in the background. The video is completely black and white. It begins with Ironik and Chipmunk walking down a hotel corridor in suits on the way to their room. They knock on their room and are let in by a woman dressed in bondage and stockings. The video unfolds with Ironik and Chipmunk dancing with the females and flirting.

Formats track listing[edit]

CD single

  1. "Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer)" (Radio edit) — 3:23
  2. "Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer)" (Fraser T Smith remix) — 3:18

Digital download

  1. "Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer)" (Radio edit) — 3:23
  2. "Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer)" (TreMoreFire remix) — 6:18
  3. "Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer)" (TRC remix) — 4:35
  4. "Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer)" (Fraser T Smith remix) — 3:18

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1] 41
Ireland (IRMA)[2] 17
UK R&B (Official Charts Company) 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 3

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
UK Singles Chart[4] 27


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[5] Silver 345,000[6]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Date Country Formats Label
27 April 2009 United Kingdom CD single, digital download Warner/Asylum


  1. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Ironik feat. Chipmunk & Elton John – Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer)". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  2. ^ "Chart Track: Week 20, 2009". Irish Singles Chart.
  3. ^ "Ironik: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  4. ^ "Charts Plus Year end 2009" (PDF). Charts Plus. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
  5. ^ "British single certifications – Ironik/Chipmunk/Elton John – Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer)". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer) in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  6. ^ Myers, Justin (9 February 2016). "Elton John's Top 20 most downloaded songs revealed". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 February 2016.

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