This was the first single for Eddie Money, who was a New York City cop before pursuing his music career. Money (real name: Edward Mahoney) wrote the song with his guitarist Jimmy Lyon. It's simply about a couple struggling to hold on to their love during difficult times.
Suggestion credit: Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
This is a rare hit with a cold vocal ending, which kept disc jockeys on alert. At the end of the song, Money exclaims, "Hold On" and the song ends.
Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 22nd 1978, Eddie Money performed "Baby Hold On" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand"... On the day of his appearance on 'Bandstand' the song was at position #33; the next day the new chart ratings were released and it had jumped to #30... (See next post below for more info).
Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 19th 1978, "Baby Hold On" by Eddie Money entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 at position #84; and on June 4th it peaked at #11 (for 1 week) and spent 20 weeks on the Top 100... It reached #4 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart... Between 1978 and 1992 he had twenty-three Top 100 records; with two making the Top 10, "Take Me Home Tonight" (#4 in 1986) and "Walk On Water" (#9 in 1988)... Mr. Money, born Edward Joseph Mahoney, will become eligible for Medicare in little over one month, for he turns 65 years old on March 21st (2014).
Evil from New York, NyI always thought I could hear Paul Stanley of KISS singing backup in this song. I've never heard or read this to be true, but I've convinced myself it IS him and couldn't be credited because of legal issues.
Jorge from Bronx, NyWow from being a New York Finest to a great singer,loved all his stuff!
Deethewriter from Saint Petersburg, Russia FederationEddie Money told RAW RAWK RU NEWS 2011-10-28 that over the years he's found out what a cross-section of fans he actually appeals to: "I didn't play 'Baby Hold On' in a show [for The 17-date trek 2011 Jingle Bell Rock Tour]. After the show, I ran into this guy backstage with a cop car. He was standing next to the cop car -- kid got caught doing donuts in the parking lot. He had gone in his pants, he had cigarette butts in his hair, and he said, 'Eddie, I drove 100 miles to see you, and I got a D.U.I. You didn't play 'Baby Hold On'!' I said, 'Oh my God.' I went back out there, played 'Baby Hold On,' gave him some cigarette money for jail, and he said, 'Thanks, Eddie! I almost got through high school listening to you!' There's blue-collar fans, white-collar fans, and then some of the fans are, like, Eddie Money tank-top fans, but we have a good time out there."
Barry from Sauquoit, NyIn 1970 the Grass Roots released a completely different record titled "Baby Hold On", it peaked at #35!!!