As we near the close of a year that can be seen as somewhat tactile deficient, we thought it was time to embrace some wonderful songs that are well situated within the theme of HOLD.  The majority of songs tend to relate to holding or touching people, though ELO wants you to hold on to your dreams, John Lennon suggests that when you’re alone in the world you just have to hold on, Smokey Robinson refers to an emotional hold on someone and Sue Thompson is hoping that James will hold the ladder steady to aid in her safe getaway.


  • Hold Me – P J Proby
  • You Really Got a Hold on Me – Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
  • Baby Hold Me Close – Billy Thorpe
  • Hold Me ‘til the Morning Comes – Paul Anka feat. Peter Cetera
  • Hold On Tight – ELO
  • Hold the Line – Toto
  • Hold Me Close – David Essex
  • Hold On – John Lennon
  • Hold Me Tight – Johnny Nash
  • Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me – Mel Carter
  • James Hold the Ladder Steady – Sue Thompson
  • I Want to Hold Your Hand – Beatles