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Hit Rewind to 1989: “Hold On” by Donny Osmond

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  7
  • Highest Chart Position:  73
  • From the “Donny Osmond” album

Hold On” is the third single from Donny Osmond is a 1989 album released by Donny Osmond. It was released on Capitol Records. It is notable for featuring the number 2 smash hit, “Soldier of Love“, which Randall Popken, Alice Newsome and Lanell Gonzales called “a faintly suggestive tune set to a post-disco beat.” It was released as a tune by a “mystery singer”, as Osmond’s promoter feared that no one would buy the album if the singer was revealed. It is also notable for featuring five songs that Osmond co-wrote, and for Osmond also handling drum programming and keyboards on a few tracks.


Check out this song along in my Spotify playlist from 1989:


This blog is all about respect, appreciation and love for all things 80s.  Growing up in the “Decade of Excess”, music played a major role in my life.  Many times, I found myself loving album tracks or singles that failed to crack the Billboard Top 40 lists each week.  30 years later,  we have this blog (and my list of 1,960 singles) to rewind and share all of the songs that were released as singles, but failed to crack the Billboard Top 40.

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