” Hold Me Now ” is by the Thompson Twins, the British band. Written by Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie and Joe Leeway with production by Tom Bailey and Alex Sadkin.
The song is written with the experience of a genuine relationship, Tom Bailey and Alannah Currie were together at the time ( later in 1991 got married and had two children ) and penned the song after a heated argument that was then resolved.
” Hold Me Now ” is written as a new wave, synthpop ballad. Taken as the first single release from the group’s fifth album, Into the Gap.
The ballad was built around a background of synthesisers, a xylophone, piano and added Latin percussion, with emotional lyrics overlaying the musical composition.
The song had a mixed response from music critics when first released, some hailed the song as a classic and having a ” hypnotic, swaying groove. ”
However, others delivered a different verdict on the song with one saying the son’s melody could turn into a dreary monotony.
In 1983 the single was released in the United Kingdom and entered the UK Singles chart at number thirty-one before moving up to peak at number four. It remained on the UK chart for fifteen weeks.
With this song, the group had their first top 5 hit single in the UK and their most significant selling single. The BPI ( British Phonographic Industry ) awarded the group a Gold certificate in January of 1984.
Elsewhere in Europe, the song had moderate success with chart positions of number ten in both Germany and Ireland; in Switzerland, the group reached number eighteen.
In 1984 ” Hold Me Now ” was released as a single in North America. The song entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number seventy-three and climbed up to number three. The song stayed for a total of twenty-one weeks on the chart.
Canada also was a success for the group, where the song entered the RPM Singles Chart at number forty-three and moved up to number three in 1984.
The CRIA ( Canadian Recording Industry Association ) certified ” Hold Me Now ” Gold in May of that year.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 3
UK Highest Chart Position: 4
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Irish Singles Chart 9, Australian Kent Music Report 3, Canadian RPM Singles Chart 3, German Singles Chart 7, New Zealand Singles Chart 4, Swiss Singles Chart 18
Official Website: Thompsontwinstombailey.co.uk
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/ThompsonTwinsTomBailey
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/ThompsonTwins
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