Hold My Hand (Lady Gaga song)

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"Hold My Hand"
Single by Lady Gaga
from the album Top Gun: Maverick
ReleasedMay 3, 2022
GenrePower ballad
  • BloodPop®
  • Lady Gaga
  • Benjamin Rice (add.)
Lady Gaga singles chronology
"I Get a Kick Out of You"
"Hold My Hand"

"Hold My Hand" is a song recorded by American singer Lady Gaga. It was released May 3, 2022, as the lead single from the upcoming film Top Gun: Maverick (2022), starring Tom Cruise. It is a power ballad.[1] Gaga wrote on social media that she had worked on the song for "years" and wanted to get it right. She dedicated it to "the world during and after a very hard time. I’ve wanted you to hear it for so long. And I’m so excited to give it to you on May 3."[2] She also posted the song's credits, stating she and BloodPop® were co-writers and co-producers, with additional production from Benjamin Rice.[3]

It charted moderately worldwide, reaching the top 40 of several countries.

Gaga has performed the song as the encore at the Chromatica Ball Tour (2022). The song was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.[4] Gaga performed the song at the 95th Academy Awards (Oscars) on March 12, 2023.

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Year Award show Category Result
2023 95th Academy Awards Best Original Song Nominated

Charts[change | change source]

Weekly chart performance for "Hold My Hand"[5]
Chart (2022) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[6] 29
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7] 32
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[8] 16
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[9] 25
Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard)[10] 36
Canada AC (Billboard)[11] 5
France (SNEP)[12] 32
Germany (Official German Charts)[13] 79
Ireland (IRMA)[14] 51
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[15] 28
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[16] 35
Portugal (AFP)[17] 36
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 61
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 5
UK Singles (OCC)[20] 24
US Billboard Hot 100[21] 49
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[22] 12
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[23] 19
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[24] 9

References[change | change source]

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  4. "Oscars 2023 Winners: Full List of the 95th Academy Awards Winners! - Oscars 2023 News | 95th Academy Awards". ABC. Retrieved 2023-03-13.
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  6. "Australian-charts.com – Lady Gaga – Hold My Hand". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  7. "Austriancharts.at – Lady Gaga – Hold My Hand" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  8. "Ultratop.be – Lady Gaga – Hold My Hand" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
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  13. "Offiziellecharts.de – Lady Gaga – Hold My Hand" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts.
  14. "Chart Track: Week 24, 2022". Irish Singles Chart.
  15. "Nederlandse Top 40 – Lady Gaga" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  16. "Charts.nz – Lady Gaga – Hold My Hand". Top 40 Singles.
  17. "Portuguesecharts.com – Lady Gaga – Hold My Hand". AFP Top 100 Singles.
  18. "Swedishcharts.com – Lady Gaga – Hold My Hand". Singles Top 100.
  19. "Swisscharts.com – Lady Gaga – Hold My Hand". Swiss Singles Chart.
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