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Hold Me (Teddy Pendergrass and Whitney Houston song)

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B-side  "Love"
Genre  R&B, soul
Label  Asylum
Released  May 24, 1984
Length  6:00 4:53 (7")
Format  Vinyl record (7" 45 RPM)

"Hold Me" is a ballad duet performed by Teddy Pendergrass and Whitney Houston. It was released as a single from Pendergrass' 1984 album Love Language as well as Houston's 1985 self-titled debut album, serving the debut single of her career. It became a top-five R&B hit in the United States, but only peaked at number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100.


The original arrangement of the song, titled as "In Your Arms", written by Linda Creed & Michael Masser, features on the Diana Ross 1982 album Silk Electric.


  • Vocals: Teddy Pendergrass & Whitney Houston
  • Drums: Carlos Vega
  • Bass: Nathan East
  • Keyboards: Randy Kerber, Michael Masser, Ray Parker, Jr.
  • Guitars: Paul Jackson Jr.
  • Critical reception

    Ron Wynn of Allmusic highlighted this track on Love Language and he called it a good duet.

    Track listing

    US and UK 7" vinyl single

  • A "Hold Me" (Michael Masser, Linda Creed) (Teddy Pendergrass with Whitney Houston) – 4:53
  • B "Love" (Michael Masser, Randy Goodrum) (Teddy Pendergrass) – 4:28
  • US and UK 12" vinyl single

  • A "Hold Me" (Masser, Creed) (Pendergrass with Houston) – 6:00
  • B "Love" (Masser, Goodrum) (Pendergrass) – 4:28
  • References

    Hold Me (Teddy Pendergrass & Whitney Houston song) Wikipedia

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