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100 Best Songs About Holding

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It’s love that compels us to hold on and endure. When we hold on to someone or something we love despite all odds, we overcome. Singers and songwriters explore different aspects of holding both literally and metaphorically.

What Does Hold Mean?

The term “hold” is used creatively by musicians in song titles and lyrics to explain a plethora of emotions. The feelings associated with love and relationships are thoughtfully brought to life with incidents inspired by real life or with figurative concepts and ideas. The euphoria and pian experienced when a person holds on to someone or something dearly is showcased with theatrical emotional sentiments in songs. The happiness and joy lovers get holding hands is described in a nostalgic manner in romantic songs. These songs convey the message of perusing happiness in simple pleasures of life.

Certain singers incorporate an optimistic outlook with songs about holding on to hope. These songs convey the message of never giving up no matter how difficult the situation is. Certain songs narrate the consequences of holding back in a relationship. These songs showcase the complex feelings of the protagonist who weighs the situation in different light through a thought process. Certain tunes explain the importance of holding on to the love you have and not give it all away. A great number of these songs are life experiences that that are motivating and moving.

What Does Hold Symbolize?

The word “hold” relates to varied perspectives showcased literally or figuratively. Musicians explore the cruel side of unrequited love with references to holding on to life in the darkest moments. These songs remind us not to give up on love and wait patiently until love finds us. A number of songs about relationships describe the immense hold love has on a person. These songs highlight how the protagonist is willing to do anything for the sake of love. The mesmerizing effects of love are often explained in metaphors with someone having a hold over the protagonist.

Certain singers and songwriters’ reminiscence the time spent with a lover. These songs are a flashback of romantic moments about being in the arms of a lover and holding tight to each other. In certain tunes musicians bring to life the protagonists’ fantasies about loving someone through a series of dream sequences. These songs describe holding a former crush close and saying and doing all the things that didn’t plan out in real life. In songs about struggles, the protagonist warns of holding onto something to survive the bad times and see better days ahead. in songs, “holding” can symbolize a wide range of attributes.

'Hold my hand, Mama."

'Hold my hand, Mama."

The list below showcases a collection of rock songs, pop songs, country songs, R&B songs, folk songs, hip hop songs, alternative songs, indie songs, disco songs, reggae songs, synthpop songs, electropop songs, new wave songs, jazz songs, blues songs, EDM songs and dance songs about holding. If you have a view, opinion, or song suggestion, let us know in the comments section.

10 Best Songs About Holding

1. “Hold My Hand”—Lady Gaga

2. “Hold On”—Justin Bieber

3. “I Want to Hold Your Hand”—The Beatles

4. “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me”—U2

5. “Hold On, We’re Going Home”—Drake featuring Majid Jordan

6. “Hold Back the River”—James Bay

7. “Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart”—Gene Pitney

8. “World, Hold On (Children of the Sky)”—Bob Sinclair featuring Steve Edwards

9. “Holding On”—Disclosure featuring Gregory Porter

10. “Hold On Tight”—R3hab and Conor Maynard


11. “Hold On”—Colbie Caillat

12. “Just Hold On”—Steve Aoki featuring Louis Tomlinson

13. “Hold My Hand”—Jess Glynne

14. “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”—Shawn Mendes

15. “Hold You Down”—DJ Khaled featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future and Jeremih

16. “Baby Can I Hold You”—Tracy Chapman

17. “Holding On for Life”—Broken Bells

18. “Hold On”—En Vogue

19. “Hold Me Tight Or Don’t”—Fall Out Boy

20. “Let Me Hold You”—Bow Wow featuring Omarion


21. “Hold That Heat”—Southside and Future featuring Travis Scott

22. “Hold Up”—Beyonce

23. “Hold On”—Wilson Phillips

24. “Hold Me While You Wait”—Lewis Capaldi

25. “Let Me Hold You (Turn Me On)”—Cheat Codes and Dante Klein

26. “Hold My Hand”—Michael Jackson and Akon

27. “Hold Tight”—Justin Bieber

28. “Hold Each Other”—A Great Big World

29. “Hold My Girl”—George Ezra

30. “Hold It, Don’t Drop It”—Jennifer Lopez

31. “Can’t Hold Us Down”—Christina Aguilera featuring Lil’ Kim

32. “Hold My Hand”—Sean Paul

33. “Hold On”—KT Tunstall

34. “Holding On For You”—Liberty X

35. “Hold Me Closer”—Cornelia Jakobs

36. “I Hold On”—Dierks Bentley

37. “Holding onto Heaven”—Foxes

38. “Hold On”—Alabama Shakes

39. “Holdin’”—Diamond Rio

40. “Still Holding On”—Clint Black and Christina McBride


41. “Hold My Hand”—Hootie & the Blowfish

42. “Holding Back the Years”—Simply Red

43. “Hold It Against Me”—Britney Spears

44. “Hold On to Me”—John Michael Montgomery

45. “I’ll Just Hold On”—Blake Shelton

46. “Love’s Got a Hold on My Heart”—Steps

47. “A Man Holdin’ On (To a Woman Lettin’ Go)”—Ty Herndon

48. “Hold On”—Jonas Brothers

49. “Keep Holding On”—Avril Lavigne

50. “People Hold On”—Coldcut featuring Lisa Stansfield

51. “I’m Holdin’ On to Love (To Save My Life)”—Shania Twain

52. “Hold Me”—Savage Garden

53. “Hold You Down”—Jennifer Lopez

54. “Someone to Hold”—Trey Lorenz

55. “Hold On to the Nights”—Richard Marx

56. “Help Me Hold On”—Travis Tritt

57. “Hold on My Heart”—Genesis

58. “Holdin’ Heaven”—Tracy Byrd

59. “Love’s Got a Hold on You”—Alan Jackson

60. “Holdin’ Onto Something”—Jeff Carson


61. “If I Said You Have a Beautiful Body Would You Hold it Against Me”—The Bellamy Brothers

62. “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down”—Puff Daddy featuring Mase

63. “I’m Holding on My Own”—Lee Roy Parnell

64. “Holding on to You”—Twenty One Pilots

65. “Hold Me Now”—Thompson Twins

66. “What’s Holding Donna Now”—DeBarge

67. “Hold Me”—Yoko Ono

68. “Hold Me in Your Arms”—Rick Astley

69. “I Can’t Hold Back”—Survivor

70. “Hold You Tight”—Tara Kemp

71. “Holding On”—Beverly Craven

72. “Hold Me”—Teddy Pendergrass and Whitney Houston

73. “Get a Hold on Me”—Christine McVie

74. “I Won’t Hold You Back”—Toto

75. “Hold On, I’m Comin’”—Sam & Dave

76. “Holding Out for a Hero”—Bonnie Tyler

77. “Holdin’ a Good Hand”—Lee Greenwood

78. “Hold Me Now”—Johnny Logan

79. “Holding Her and Loving You”—Earl Thomas Conley

80. “Hold Me ‘Til the Mornin’ Comes”—Paul Anka


81. “Hold On to Me”—Lauren Daigle

82. “Just Want to Hold You”—Jasmine Guy featuring James Ingram

83. “I Wanna Hold On to You”—Mica Paris

84. “Hold On”—Nervo

85. “Til’ I’m Holding You Again”—Pirates of the Mississippi

86. “Jesse Hold On”—B*Witched

87. “Hold Me”—Fleetwood Mac

88. “Baby’s Got a Hold on Me”—Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

89. “If We Hold On Together”—Diana Ross

90. “We Don’t Have to Hold Out”—Anne Murray

91. “Hold Me”—Laura Branigan

92. “Hold On (To My Love)”—Jimmy Ruffin

93. “Hold on Tight”—Electric Light Orchestra

94. “The Dream (Hold on to Your Dream)”—Irene Cara

95. “Hold the Line”—Toto

96. “Hold Your Head Up”—Argent

97. “Hold Tight”—Bread

98. “She Needs Someone to Hold Her (When She Cries)”—Conway Twitty

99. “Hold On”—Rosanne Cash

100. “Hold On (A Little Longer)”—Steve Wariner

Other Notable Songs With Hold in the Title

  • “Hold My Heart”—Steps
  • “Holding Poison”—Foo Fighters
  • “Hold You”—Gyptian
  • “Hold Out”—Sam Fender
  • “Hold You Tight”—Diplo
  • “Hold You”—Hanna Ferm and Liamoo
  • “Hold You Down”—X Ambassadors
  • “You Can’t Hold My Heart”—Monsta X
  • “Hold Tight”—Sabrina Carpenter
  • “Holdin’ Her”—Chris Janson
  • “Holding Out For You”—Fedez featuring Zara Larsson
  • “Hold My Hand”—Lukas Grahm
  • “Hold Me Back”—Hayden James
  • “Hold Me Up”—Conrad Sewell
  • “Holding On”—Dannii Minogue
  • “Hold On”—50 Cent
  • “Hold Me Like a Heaven”—Manic Street Preachers
  • “Hold Your Breath”—Nav featuring Gunna
  • “Holding the Gun”—Sabrina Claudio
  • “Hold On”—Nano
  • “Hold On”—Shawn Mendes
  • “Hold My Liquor”—Kanye West
  • “On Hold”—The xx
  • “Hold Me Anyway”—Wilco
  • “Hold Her in Your Hand”—Maurice Gibb
  • “Hold Tight”—Madonna
  • “Hold On”—All That Remains
  • “You Used to Hold Me”—Calvin Harris
  • “Hold”—Vera Blue
  • “No Holding Back”—Hardwell featuring Craig David
  • “Hold Me”—Anouk and Douwe Bob
  • “Holding You”—Ginny Blackmore and Stan Walker
  • “Hold On to Memories”—Disturbed
  • “Hold Me Down”—Halsey
  • “Hold On”—Ben Kweller and Selena Gomez
  • “Part that’s Holding On”—Red
  • “Hold On”—Skepta
  • “Hold the Line”—Jeanette
  • “Hold On”—Sean Paul
  • “Hold On to Me”—Courtney Love
  • “Holdin On”—Flume featuring T.Shirt
  • “Hold Fast”—MercyMe
  • “Can’t Hold Back”—Kaz James featuring Macy Gray
  • “Holding You Down Goin’ in Circles”—Jazmine Sullivan
  • “Hold Me”—R3Hab
  • “Hold On”—Korn
  • “Bottle Living/Hold On”—Dave Gahan
  • “Hold Up My Heart”—Brooke White
  • “Issues / Hold On”—Teyana Taylor
  • “This Head I Hold”—Electric Guest
  • “Hold My Tongue”—Sheppard
  • “Hold On”—Michael Buble
  • “I Wanna Hold You”—McFly
  • “Hold On Me”—Phixx
  • “You Used to Hold Me”—Ralphi Rosario featuring Xaviera Gold
  • “Hold Back the River”—Wet Wet Wet
  • “Still Holding Out for You”—SHeDAISY
  • “Hold on the 18”—Black n’ Blue
  • “Hold Me”—Tom Odell
  • “Hold On Tight”—Archie Roach
  • “Hold Ya Mouf”—Dizzee Rascal
  • “Hold On”—Sarah McLachlan
  • “I’m Holding You”—Ween
  • “Hold Me for a While”—Rednex
  • “Hold On to Me”—The Black Sorrows
  • “Hold on to the Good Things”—Shawn Colvin
  • “When Love Get a Hold of You”—Reba McEntire
  • “Hold On (Shut Up)”—Machine Gun Kelly featuring Young Jeezy
  • “Hold On Forever”—Rob Thomas
  • “What’s Holding Me”—George Fox
  • “Hold Tight—Change
  • “Hold On to Your Love”—Smokey Robinson
  • “Love’s Got a Hold On Me”—Dollar
  • “Hold Me in Your Arms”—The Trews
  • “A Hold of Me”—The Boomtown Rats
  • “Hold Onto Out Love”—James Fox
  • “Just to Hold You Once Again”—Mariah Carey
  • “Hold Me Down”—Sia
  • “Our Hearts Are Holding Hands”—Ernest Tubb and Loretta Lynn
  • “Hand to Hold on To”—John Mellencamp
  • “Hold On Me”—Grinspoon
  • “Something to Hold on To”—Trevor Rabin
  • “Hold on Loosely”—38 Special
  • “Baby Hold On”—Eddie Money
  • “Hold On to Your Friends”—Morrissey
  • “Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer)”—Ironik featuring Chipmunk and Elton John
  • “Hold Up”—Demi Lovatto
  • “Hold On”—Yes
  • “L.O.V.E. Got a Hold of Me”—Demis Roussos
  • “Holding On”—Steve Winwood
  • “Jesus, Take a Hold”—Merle Haggard and The Strangers
  • “Hold What You’ve Got”—Joe Tex
  • “No Arms Can Ever Hold You”—Chris Norman
  • “Hold Me Now”—Donna De Lory
  • “Hold On”—Lil Tjay
  • “Hold You”—ATB
  • “Got a Hold on Me”—Shania Twain
  • “Hold On (If You Believe in Love)”—CB Milton
  • “Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You”—Dolly Parton
  • “Hold Me”—Brian McNight
  • “Hold Tight”—Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
  • “Take Hold of the Future”—Queensryche
  • “Hold On Be Strong”—Maria
  • “Hold Me”—K.T. Oslin
  • “Baby Hold On to Me”—Gerald Levert
  • “Hold On”—John Lennon
  • “Hold Me”—Menudo
  • “I’ll Need Someone to Hold Me (When I Cry)”—Janie Fricke
  • “Holdin’ Out for Love”—Cher
  • “Love’s Got a Hold on Me”—Cheap Trick
  • “Hold me Tight”—The Beatles
  • “Hold Your Colour”—Pendulum
  • “I’ll Keep Holding On”—The Marvelettes
  • “Hold Me”—Barbara Mandrell
  • “Wanna Hold You”—The Rolling Stones
  • “Hold Me Tight”—Cold Chisel
  • “Would You Hold It Against Me”—Dottie West
  • “Holding On (When Love Is Gone)”—L. T.D.
  • “I Don’t Want to Put a Hold on You”—Bernard Flint
  • “Hold On”—Eric Clapton
  • “Whenever He Holds You”—Bobby Goldsboro
  • “Hold Her Tight”—The Osmonds
  • “Get a Hold of Myself”—Electric Light Orchestra
  • “Holdin’ on to Yesterday”—Ambrosia
  • “Hold Me, Touch Me (Think of Me When We’re Apart)”—Paul Stanley
  • “Baby Hold On”—The Grass Roots
  • “Hold My Hand”—Dave Davis
  • “Holding On”—The War on Drugs
  • “You’ve Got Me to Hold On To”—Tanya Tucker
  • “Hold Me”—Weezer
  • “Daite Hold on Me!”—Morning Musume
  • “Holdin’ It Down for the Underground”—A Day to Remember
  • “Don’t Hold the Wall”—Justin Timberlake
  • “Hold the Heart”—Big County
  • “Rockers Rollin’ / Hold You Back”—Status Quo
  • “Hold On Dear Brother”—The Beach Boys
  • “Hold An Old Friend’s Hand”—Tiffany
  • “Hold My Heart”—Lindsay Stirling featuring ZZ Ward
  • “Baby, Hold Me Close”—Jerry Lee Lewis
  • “Hold Me Tight”—Johnny Nash
  • “Take Hold of That Star”—Bee Gees
  • “You Used to Hold Me So Tight”—Thelma Houston
  • “Hold Me in Your Arms”—Southern Sons
  • “Holdin’ On”—Tane Cain
  • “Hold Me Close”—David Essex
  • “To Have and Not to Hold”—Madonna
  • “Hold On”—Ian Thomas
  • “We’re Gonna Hold On”—George Jones and Tammy Wynette
  • “You Can’t Hold On Too Long”—The Cars
  • “Hold on to Love”—Peter Skellern
  • “Something’s Got a Hold on Me”—Etta James
  • “Hold Me”—For Real
  • “I Remember Holding You”—Boys Club
  • “Hold On”—Kansas
  • “The Hands You’re Holding Now”—Skeeter Davis
  • “Hold On Till May”—Pierce the Veil
  • “Hold On & Believe”—Martin Garrix featuring the Federal Empire
  • “Holding on to You”—Peter Frampton
  • “Hold On”—Loft
  • “Trying to Hold to My Woman”—Lamont Dozier
  • “Hold Out”—Tim Robinson
  • “Never Hold You Down”—Guy Sebastian
  • “Hold Me Now”—Red
  • “Hold On Tight”—Samantha Fox
  • “I’ll Be Holding On”—Al Downing
  • “Hold Me”—Carl Wilson
  • “New York (Hold Her Tight)”—Restless Heart
  • “Hold on to What?”—The Beautiful South
  • “Hold Back Your Love”—White Lies
  • “Eight Arms to Hold You”—Goon Squad
  • “Hold On”—Illenium
  • “Save Yourself, I’ll Hold Them Back”—My Chemical Romance
  • “Hold Me Back”—Rick Ross
  • “Holding Hands with Love”—Half Brother
  • “Holdin’ On (To the Love I Got)”—Barbara Mandrell
  • “Hold”—Saves the Day
  • “I Can’t Hold Out”—Willie Dixon
  • “Hold Yu Down”—The Alchemist featuring Prodigy, Illa Ghee, and Nina Sky
  • “You’ve Really Got a Hod on Me”—The Miracles
  • “Hold On to Your Love”—Tom Chaplin

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