You Used to Hold Me So Tight

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"You Used to Hold Me So Tight"
Single by Thelma Houston
from the album Qualifying Heat
Released 1984
Genre Post-disco, garage house[1]
Length 5:37 (12" Version)
Writer(s) Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Producer(s) Jam & Lewis

"You Used to Hold Me So Tight" is a song written and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for American singer Thelma Houston's 1984 album Qualifying Heat. Released as a single in mid-1984, "You Used to Hold Me So Tight" became a success on the U.S. charts, peaking at number seven on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.[2] Although it missed the Billboard Hot 100, the song peaked at number thirteen on the Hot Black Singles chart.[3]

Samples[edit]

The single has been sampled in seven songs, notably among them "Ancodia" by 808 State from their 1989 album "Ninety."[4]

Track listings[edit]

MCA 12" single
  1. "You Used to Hold Me So Tight" (12" Version) – 5:37
  2. "You Used to Hold Me So Tight" (Dub) – 6:39
  3. "You Used to Hold Me So Tight" (LP Version) – 5:42
UK 12" single
  1. "You Used to Hold Me So Tight" (Liquid People Y2K RE-Groove)
  2. "You Used to Hold Me So Tight" (Liquid People Y2K RE-Groove Dub)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thelma Houston – You Used To Hold Me So Tight (12" Version)". Discogs. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 124. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 262. 
  4. ^ "You Used to Hold Me So Tight" from WhoSampled