Hold on My Heart

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"Hold on My Heart"
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Single by Genesis
from the album We Can't Dance
B-side "Way of the World"
Released6 April 1992
Studio The Farm, Surrey
Genre Soft rock [1]
Genesis singles chronology
"I Can't Dance"
"Hold on My Heart"
"Jesus He Knows Me"

"Hold on My Heart" is a ballad [2] [3] by English rock band Genesis from their fourteenth studio album, We Can't Dance (1991). It was released as the album's third single on 6 April 1992. The song was successful in North America, reaching number one on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart, the RPM Adult Contemporary chart, and the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, as well as number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was the last top-twenty single for Genesis on the Hot 100 and their final number-one hit in Canada. In the band's home country, the song peaked at number 16 on the UK Singles Chart.


The music video shows the band playing at an empty night club, similar to Collins' 1985 video for "One More Night". To create the visual effect seen in the music video, the music on the recording of the video was played fast and the "singing" was mimed fast. When the music was slowed down to normal speed, the members of the band appear to be moving in slow motion, similar to the video for "Wrapped Around Your Finger" by The Police.

Live performances

The song was played live during The Way We Walk , [4] Calling All Stations (with Ray Wilson on vocals, [4] though rarely played in a low key to accommodate Wilson's voice), and Turn It On Again: The Tour [4] tours.

A live version appears on their albums The Way We Walk, Volume One: The Shorts , and Live over Europe 2007 , as well as on their DVDs The Way We Walk — Live in Concert and When in Rome 2007 .

Track listings

CD maxi

  1. "Hold on My Heart"
  2. "Way of the World"
  3. "Home by the Sea" (live)
  4. "Your Own Special Way" (live)

7" single

  1. "Hold on My Heart" – 4:38
  2. "Way of the World – 5:38



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