"Hold on to Me"
is the second single by Courtney Love
, and final from her debut album America's Sweetheart
. The single was quickly released after the first single, "Mono
", failed to make an impression on the charts.
Background and production
"Hold on to Me" was one of the earliest songs written for America's Sweetheart
, known to be written and performed as early as 2001. The song was one of the few that were featured on the original version of America's Sweetheart
, prior to its rerecording. The final version of the song - as featured on the album and single release - was recorded at Studio Miraval, a chateau in the south of France, in 2003.
The single never saw a proper release due to events in Love's personal life that prevented her from promoting the single and making a video for it. Love's former Hole
bandmate, Samantha Maloney
, played drums on the track, and the song was on the list of the album's tracks that weren't registered for copyright collect, according to BMI
's websites, however, this was resolved in 2006.
- Limited CD single and promo CD
- "Hold on to Me" <small>(radio edit)</small>
- "Hold on to Me" <small>(album version)</small>