En Vogue – Hold On

My Comments:

“Hold On” is the first single from multi-award winning R&B group En Vogue. The single was one of the most popular songs of the 1990s, peaking at number one on U.S. Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles.

Lyrics:

When I had you
I treated you bad
Wrong my dear
But since, since you went away
Don’t you know I sit around
With my head hanging down
And I wonder who’s loving you

Oooh, my first mistake was
I wanted too much time
I had to have him morning, noon, and night
If I would of known then
The things that I know now
I might not have lost the time I complain about

Don’t waste your time
Fighting blind minded thoughts of despair
Hold on to your love
You gotta hold on
Hold on to your love
Ooh, ooh, baby hold on
Hold on to your love
You gotta hold on
Hold on to your love

The art of playing games now
Is not the hearts you break
It’s bound to good love you make
When his heart’s on fire
Give him love every day
Remember he needs space
Be patient and he’ll give his heart to you

Don’t waste your time
Fighting blind minded thoughts of despair
Hold on to your love
You gotta hold on
Hold on to your love
Ooh, ooh, baby hold on
Hold on to your love
You gotta hold on
Hold on to your love

Trust and honesty too
Must be the golden rule
You’ll feel the strength of passion in your soul
Burn so deeply within
Ooh, the magic that you share
So sacrifice and show how much you care

Don’t waste your time
Fighting blind minded thoughts of despair
Hold on to your love
You gotta hold on
Hold on to your love
Ooh, ooh, baby hold on
Hold on to your love
You gotta hold on
Hold on to your love

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5 thoughts on “En Vogue – Hold On

  1. I just listened to the music video on YouTube and it’s pretty damn good! However the video itself is kind of hilarious, especially the randomly twitching muscular — and mostly shirtless — Black men. It seems that one guy with the trumpet exists only to blow a single note… haha.

    Interestingly enough there’s a sample in that song that I’ve heard before, but I’m having trouble pining it down from where. Probably James Brown though. The rest of the song has some of the standard 90’s musical stylings that I remember hearing from Whitney, Mariah, etc. I think the strength of the song is (obviously) in the vocal blending of the members.

    Perhaps the funniest — and randomest — thing is that I’ve seen Dawn Robinson before! She was in Tank Girl as some kind of tutorial video person for putting on modeling outfits. She had like a whole scene with Lori Petty, who was the star. So random.

    Good post =)

  2. Zek,

    “However the video itself is kind of hilarious, especially the randomly twitching muscular — and mostly shirtless — Black men.”

    Heh. It’s early 90s R&B, what do you expect? 🙂

    “It seems that one guy with the trumpet exists only to blow a single note… haha.”

    That was Djimon Hounsou. Lol.

    “The rest of the song has some of the standard 90′s musical stylings that I remember hearing from Whitney, Mariah, etc.”

    *cough*snob*cough*

    😛

    Yes, their vocals are what makes the song great. That’s what I love about 90s R&B: the amazing voices.

    ETA: Why didn’t anyone tell me the video wasn’t showing up?

    I thought it was just my computer. You all know I’m a newbie at this stuff.

  3. Haha, sorry! I figured you had just taken it down, or something.

    That shirtless guy is Djimon Hounsou? How did I miss that… He’s a great actor — Push, The Island, Blood Diamond, all awesome movies! I guess music videos was where he got his start? ; )

    Yeah, the voices were super well-done. And not like Destiny’s Child. I could tell they spent a heck of a lot of work on their voices, training, blending, composing, etc. The beginning where they’re singing acapella was beautiful.

  4. This song always makes me think of one of my dad’s former girlfriends, who used to sing this with such enthusiasm (adding extra “hold ons” and everything). “My Lovin'” is my favorite En Vogue hit.

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