En Vogue Hold On - BORN TO SING, Atlantic Records 1990
"Hold On" is the debut single from En Vogue's debut album, Born to Sing. It reached number one on the Hot Black Singles chart. The single became one of 1990s' biggest hits in the US and also a major hit in the UK (No. 2 in the US, No. 5 in the UK). It also reached No. 1 on the U.S. Dance chart. The song opens with an a cappella rendition of the Motown standard "Who's Lovin' You", written by Smokey Robinson and originally recorded by his group, The Miracles. It features Cindy Herron on lead but Terry Ellis on the introduction. The song also contains a guitar sample from "The Payback" by James Brown.
"Hold On" reached No. 1 on the Billboard Year-End chart for 1990 as an R&B hit. As a pop hit, it also reached No. 8 on that portion of the Year-end chart.
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