Thursday, November 13, 2014

"Hold Me" by Fleetwood Mac

Top 10 Alert!
Song#:  1077
Date:  06/19/1982
Debut:  33
Peak:  4
Weeks:  17
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  After their ambitious epic "Tusk" and subsequent tour, the Mac took an extended break with some members releasing successful solo projects. They reconvened late in 1981 to begin work on a new album and by the following June they issued "Mirage." Unlike it's experimental predecessor, "Mirage" focused on commercial-friendly soft rock. The album was well-received by record buyers and spent five weeks at #1, eventually going double-platinum. This first single would become their seventh Top 10 hit and their first to reach the AC Top 10 (#7).

ReduxReview:  This radio-friendly gem was a great return for the band from the la-la-land of "Tusk." "Mirage" wasn't as potent as their previous classics, but it had some fun songs on it (like this one). Tailoring their tunes for a larger audience was a good choice after indulging in "Tusk" and it got plenty of fans back on board.

ReduxRating:  8/10

Trivia:  This song was written by Christine McVie and Robbie Patton. It is said to be about McVie's relationship with Beach Boy Dennis Wilson. The couple parted ways in 1981. Patton recently had a chart hit of his own in 1981 with "Don't Give It Up." It was produced by Christine McVie.



  1. 8/10 for me, didn't this song spend like 7 weeks at #4 in the Summer of 1982?

    1. It did. Seven weeks at #4, which was a record at the time. It may still hold the record for consecutive weeks at a position outside of the Top 3.