I Won't Hold You Back
by Toto

Album: Toto IV (1982)
Charted: 37 10
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Songfacts®:

  • This one was written by Toto guitarist/vocalist Steve Lukather. It's a power ballad, light on the power and heavy on the ballad. The song is about letting an old love go and promising not to stand in their way as they pursue a new life.
  • Toto IV was a huge album, featuring the continental hit "Africa." But "I Won't Hold You Back" was the only song from the set to top the Adult Contemporary chart, giving Toto their first #1 on that tally ("Africa made it only to #5).
  • Eagles bass player Timothy B. Schmidt sang backing vocals on the chorus.
  • The DJ/producer Roger Sanchez sampled this on his track "Another Chance," a #1 UK hit in 2001.

Comments: 3

  • AnonymousMy favourite from Toto. I love the passion and emotion in the guitar solo.
  • Arvin from OregonOne of my most favorite songs of all time.
  • Siahara Shyne Carter from United StatesYeeaaah I love it. !!!!
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