Hold Your Head Up

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"Hold Your Head Up, Woman[1]"
Single by Argent
from the album All Together Now
B-side"Closer to Heaven"
Released1972
Format7" vinyl
GenreHard rock, progressive rock
Length6:15 (Album version)
3:15 (Single edit)
2:52 (Radio edit)
LabelColumbia
Writer(s)Rod Argent, Chris White
Producer(s)Rod Argent, Chris White
Argent singles chronology
"Sweet Mary" (1971)"Hold Your Head Up" (1972)"Tragedy" (1972)
 
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"Hold Your Head Up, Woman[1]"
Single by Argent
from the album All Together Now
B-side"Closer to Heaven"
Released1972
Format7" vinyl
GenreHard rock, progressive rock
Length6:15 (Album version)
3:15 (Single edit)
2:52 (Radio edit)
LabelColumbia
Writer(s)Rod Argent, Chris White
Producer(s)Rod Argent, Chris White
Argent singles chronology
"Sweet Mary" (1971)"Hold Your Head Up" (1972)"Tragedy" (1972)

"Hold Your Head Up" is a song by British progressive rock band Argent, released as a single in 1972. The song was a Top 5 hit in both the US and UK, peaking at #5 in both countries. The album version is 6:15 while the single version is 3:15. The DJ edit has a run-time of 2:53.

Background and composition[edit]

The song was written by Rod Argent and Chris White.[2]

Release and reception[edit]

The song was warmly received by music critics.[citation needed]

Other versions[edit]

Steppenwolf covered "Hold Your Head Up" on their 1982 album Wolftracks.[3] Uriah Heep also covered the song on their 1989 album Raging Silence.[4] Fish performed a version of the song on his covers album, Songs from the Mirror.[5] Mr. Big covered the song during their 2009 reunion tour and is available on Back to Budokan live DVD and CD.[6] A studio version was also recorded as a bonus on the CD version.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Argent, Rod. "The Zombies - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)". YouTube/KEXP. pp. comments start at 21:00. Retrieved 4/13/14. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen. "All Together Now review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Wolftracks Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  4. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Raging Silence review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  5. ^ http://fish-thecompany.com/disco/dasftm.htm
  6. ^ "Back to Budokan review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 15, 2013.