Hold On (Wilson Phillips song)
|Single by Wilson Phillips|
|from the album Wilson Phillips|
|B-side||"Over and Over"|
|Released||February 27, 1990|
|Length||4:27 (album version)
3:42 (single version)
|Writer(s)||Chynna Phillips, Glen Ballard, additional lyrics by Carnie Wilson|
|Wilson Phillips singles chronology|
"Hold On" is a song recorded by American vocal group Wilson Phillips. It was released in February 1990 as the lead single from their album, Wilson Phillips. The song won the Billboard Music Award for Hot 100 Single of the Year for 1990. At the Grammy Awards of 1991, the song received a nomination for Song of the Year, losing to "From a Distance" by Julie Gold and performed by Bette Midler.1
- "Hold On" (single fade) 3:10
- "Hold On" 4:35
- "Hold On" (single version) 3:42
- "Hold On" (album version) 4:19
- "Over and Over" 4:27
- "Hold On"
- "Over and Over"
- "A Reason to Believe"
"Hold On" became Wilson Phillips' first number one single, reaching the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 on June 9, 1990. The song also spent a week atop the adult contemporary chart that same year. In addition, "Hold On" peaked at number 6 on the UK Singles Chart.
|Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)||1|
|Germany (Media Control AG)3||15|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)5||15|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)6||6|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)8||15|
|United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company)9||6|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 10010||1|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks10||1|
|End of year chart (1990)||Position|
|Australia ARIA chart11||11|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 10012||1|
- The song "Eternal Wind" from the anime film Mobile Suit Gundam F91 uses some of its music.
- In the 2004 comedy Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, the titular duo sing along to this song while driving to White Castle.1314
- A cover of this song is performed in the talent show finale scene of the 2009 comedy Spring Breakdown.15
- The song is performed by Wilson Phillips in a scene during the 2011 comedy Bridesmaids, with members of the cast singing along. As a result the song re-entered the UK and Australian Top 100 singles chart in July 2011.citation needed
- On October 3, 2011, Chynna Phillips danced to "Hold On" on Dancing with the Stars.
- "Hold On" is covered by Sugar & Spice in the book series Sugar & Spice.
- The Top 4 of The X Factor 2011 UK Sung the song.
- On an episode of the Fox animated sitcom, Napoleon Dynamite, the liger farmers and Napoleon sing this song.
- In the 2009 film Whip It, Razor arrives at Roller Derby tryouts with this song playing on his car's sound system.
- In 2012, the drag queens Willam Belli, Detox, and Vicky Vox released a parody version of the song called "Chow Down" that addressed the Chick-fil-A same-sex marriage controversy.16
- "Rock On The Net: 33rd Annual Grammy Awards - 1991". Retrieved January 27, 2009.
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- "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
- "irishcharts.ie search results". Retrieved January 27, 2009.
- "Nederlandse Top 40 – Wilson Phillips search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
- "Charts.org.nz – Wilson Phillips – Hold On". Top 40 Singles.
- "Swedishcharts.com – Wilson Phillips – Hold On". Singles Top 60.
- "Wilson Phillips – Hold On – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
- "Chart Stats - Wilson Phillips - Hold On". Retrieved January 27, 2009.
- "allmusic - Wilson Phillips - Billboard singles". Retrieved January 27, 2009.
- "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 50 Singles 1990". Aria.com.au. Retrieved 2012-01-11.
- "Billboard Top 100 - 1990". Retrieved 2009-09-15.
- Morris, Wesley (2004-07-30). "'Harold & Kumar' aims low, but achieves a high". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
- Walton, Dawnie (2005-04-09). "This Week in 1990 (Photo 4 of 9)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
- Carroll, Larry (2009-01-17). "Sundance Movie Review: Rachel Dratch, Amy Poehler Comedy 'Spring Breakdown'". MTV Movies Blog. MTV Networks. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
- "Phillips Drag Spoof, Parodies Fast Food Chain's 'Anti-Gay' Controversy (VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. 19 March 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
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