Hold On (Good Charlotte song)

Hold On (Good Charlotte song)

Infobox Single
Name = Hold On


Artist = Good Charlotte
from Album = The Young and the Hopeless
Released = December 6, 2003
Format = CD single
Recorded = 2001 - 2002
Genre = Pop punk, Power ballad
Length = 4:09
Label = Epic
Writer =
Producer = Eric Valentine
Chart position = (UK) #34
Last single = "The Young & the Hopeless"
(2003)
This single = "Hold On"
(2003)
Next single = "Predictable"
(2004)|

"Hold On" is the fifth and final single taken from Good Charlotte's second studio album "The Young and the Hopeless". It was written in response to the people who had written to the band saying they were considering suicide. The music video features suicide survivors talking about their experiences, either through losing a loved one or remembering a time they were suicidal.

Tracklist

#"Hold On"
#"Girls & Boys" (Abbey Road Session)
#"The Story Of My Old Man" (Abbey Road Session)
#"Hold On" (Video)

Chart performance

Trivia

*The song was one of the songs that Sony paid radio stations to play in the 2005 payola scandal. [http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1506321/20050725/index.jhtml?headlines=true]
* The video was directed by the renowned Samuel Bayer (uncredited). As a result, the video has a firm plot, instead of standard videos showing the bands performing. This was the last video Sam directed until "American Idiot" by Green Day in 2004.
* Bassist Paul Thomas is shown wearing a t-shirt with the Baroque Works logo from the anime "One Piece". It is unconfirmed whether he is a fan of the series or simply wearing it because of the Jolly Roger theme - the band wore many Jolly Roger themed attires before.
* The video received very limited airplay in the UK - this is because the song was released as a double A-side with "The Young and the Hopeless" merely a few weeks after the music video had been released.
* The song peaked at #4 on the MuchMusic "Countdown" series on March 5th, 2004.
* In a 2007 interview in "Rock Sound" magazine, guitarist Billy Martin said that mothers have come up to him and said that this song made their child commit suicide. Billy said his response is usually "What the fuck do you think the song is about?".
* The video for this song has the distinction of being the only Good Charlotte video not on the band's website.
* Another of Good Charlotte's songs, "S.O.S.", deals with the same subject matter. However, the core difference is that whilst "Hold On" is directed at people going through hard times, "S.O.S." is written from the perspective of someone going through hard times.
* The song was featured in the game Karaoke Revolution Volume 3.
* Along with S.O.S., Hold On shares its name with two Jonas Brothers songs.
* It has been said that the music video highly resembles blink-182's music video, "Stay Together for the Kids"
* This song is in the key of C# Major

External links

* [http://www.goodcharlotte.com Official website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/goodcharlotte The official Good Charlotte MySpace]
* [http://musicbox.sonybmg.com/good_charlotte/hold_on Hold On on Sony Musicbox]

References

Good Charlotte


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