Hold Me 'Til The Morning Comes

Album: A Body Of Work (1983)
Charted: 40

Songfacts®:

  • Paul Anka scored again after being below the radar for a while, his previous Top 40 entry being "This Is Love" in 1978. Here, a man is in a relationship that's dying, yet both are afraid to walk away from it. It was Anka's last hit. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Anka wrote this with another Canadian songwriter: David Foster. Foster's credits include "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" and "Glory Of Love."
  • Peter Cetera from the band Chicago sang backup on this track.

Comments: 3

  • Phyllis from Chicago I wanna know the guy is in the video. Lordy !
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1983 {October 15th} Paul Anka performed "Hold Me 'Til the Mornin' Comes" on the ABC-TV Saturday-afternoon television program, 'American Bandstand'...
    Six weeks earlier the song peaked at #40 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Top 100 chart, and it spent sixteen weeks on the Top 100...
    And on July 24th, 1983 it peaked at #2 {for 3 weeks} on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart, the first week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "All This Love" by Debarge, and for it's 2nd and 3rd week at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "All Time High" by Rita Coolidge...
    Between 1957 and 1983 the Ottawa, Canada native fifty-two records on the Top 100 chart, ten made Top 10 with three* reaching #1, "Diana" for 1 week in 1957, "Lonely Boy" for 4 weeks in 1959, and "(Your) Having My Baby" for 3 weeks in 1974...
    One of his fifty-two charted records was as a member of a trio, with Johnny Nash & George Hamilton IV, "The Teen Commandments", it peaked at #29 in 1959...
    Paul Albert Anka will celebrate his 79th birthday come next July 30th, 2020...
    *He just missed having two more #1 records when both his "Put Your Head On My Shoulder" {1959} and "Puppy Love" {1960} peaked at #2...
  • Sara from Silver Spring, MdThis is from one of Paul Anka's little known albums Walk a Fine Line, done in a "west coast"
    style. Besides Peter Cetera, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald and Richard Page (of Mr. Mister also make appearances) It should be reissued one day.
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