"Hold Me" is a single by American pop singer Laura Branigan, released as the second single from her 1985 album Hold Me. The song was written by the married couple American singer/songwriter Beth Andersen and American producer/musician Bill Bodine.
Following the success of the previous single "Spanish Eddie" peaked at #40 in America, "Hold Me" followed as the next single. It was not as successful, only managing to peak at #82 in America and #39 on the American Dance/Club Play Songs Chart.
The single was released on both 7" and 12" vinyl in America and on 7" vinyl in Japan only. The single did not get a European release.
The single's b-side was the track "Tenderness" which was featured on the same album, written by German producer/composer Jack White, Branigan and American songwriter/producer Mark Spiro. This track had already been b-side to the previous single "Spanish Eddie". On the Japanese 7" vinyl, the b-side was the track "When the Heat Hits the Streets" which was also featured on the same album, written by Cappy Capossela and Linda Schreyer.
"Hold Me" is the second single released by British singer-songwriter Tom Odell, from his debut studio album, Long Way Down (2013). The song was released in the United Kingdom as a digital download on 29 March 2013. The song peaked at number 44 on the UK Singles Chart.
A music video to accompany the release of "Hold Me" was first released onto YouTube on 11 February 2013 at a total length of three minutes and twenty-seven seconds.
Lewis Corner of Digital Spy gave the song a positive review stating:
A soaring and rowdy intro immediately kick-starts his campaign with substantially more clout than his broody ballads of 2012. "Suddenly I'm standing on a treetop up so high/ And all the songs, and all the poets, suddenly they're right," he declares over clattering acoustics and pounding piano riffs, passionately drunk on the first drops of love. Fortunately, with the public's appetite for organic singer-songwriters fully renewed, Tom is making the right noise at just the right time. .
Sugar, I getting on my knees Baby, please don't tease Honey, I wanna be here by you Hold me (yeah) Through the night. Hold me (yeah) 'til the morninglight Hold me, hold me right, hold me right tonight Sugar, I love you so Baby, I want you to know that I only wanna be here by you Hold me (yeah) Through the night. Hold me (yeah) 'til the morninglight Hold me, hold me right, hold me right tonight And when I feel, I'm in love. I hope you got that feeling Honey, you make my heart go. Please, please say that we're not through! Hold me (yeah) Through the night. Hold me (yeah) 'til the morninglight Hold me, hold me right, hold me right tonight Hold me (yeah) Through the night. Hold me (yeah) 'til the morninglight