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Madonna - Hold Tight
"Hold Tight"
Released July 24, 2015
Length 4:05
Writer(s) Madonna
Thomas Wesley Pentz
Maureen McDonald
Toby Gad
Ariel Rechtshaid
Uzoechi Emenike
Producer(s) Madonna

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Bitch I'm Madonna
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Joan of Arc

"Hold Tight" is a song by Madonna from her thirteenth studio album Rebel Heart. It was released as the first promotional single and fourth overall single from the album on July 24, 2015.

Background

Initially, Madonna was set to release her thirteenth studio album, Rebel Heart, on March 2015, with its lead-single set to premiere on Valentine's day of the same year. However, fifteen demos of her songs were leaked to the Internet between November and December 2014, which led the singer to release six completed tracks as pre-order for the album on iTunes Store, on December 20, 2014. Three days later, fourteen other tracks leaked online, including the demo version of "Hold Tight". On February 9, 2015, Madonna released three more tracks from the album, including the finished version of "Hold Tight", "Iconic" and "Joan of Arc", as well as the album's tracklist. After its full release, some websites suggested that Ryan Tedder was the song's producer, since he had confirmed to be he working on material for Rebel Heart, claiming that the songs were "[Madonna's] best stuff in over a decade" and that "[t]he tracks [he did] with her are really hard to explain". However, Tedder's productions were not used in the album's final track list, although rumours claimed him to be the producer of "Hold Tight". Later, Diplo was rumoured to be its producer, but eventually it was confirmed on Madonna's official website that the singer produced the track by herself. "Hold Tight" was selected as a promotional single only in Italy, being added to their radio stations on July 24, 2015.

Composition

"Hold Tight" is a "reflective and sombre" midtempo pop ballad, having atmospheric keyboards, military drums and flourishes of pastel electronics as its main instrumentation.

Lyrics

A million miles later
We walked through the valley of the darkest night
We made it through the fire
We're scarred and we're bruised, but our hearts will guide us
Together
I know our love's gonna last forever
We're gonna be alright
Tonight

We'll live with no limits
We'll dance in the middle of the freezing rain
With you and I in it
Survive the eye of a hurricane
Together
We're gonna make this better
We're gonna be alright tonight

Hold tight
As long as you're by my side
Hold tight
Everything's gonna be alright

Only love, only love tonight
Lights off, we're burning so bright
Hold tight
Everything's gonna be alright

Everything's gonna...
Everything's gonna...
Everything's gonna...

A million miles later
We walked through the valley of the darkest night
We made it through the fire
We're scarred and we're bruised, but our hearts will guide us
Together
I know our love's gonna last forever
We're gonna be alright
Tonight

Hold tight
As long as you're by my side
Hold tight
Everything's gonna be alright

Only love, only love tonight
Lights off, we're burning so bright
Hold tight
Everything's gonna be alright

Everything's gonna...
Everything's gonna...
Everything's gonna...

I don't want to breathe
Air that you're not breathing
I don't want to hear
If your heart's not beating
If you hurt then I
Want to be the one that's bleeding
Want to be the one that's bleeding

Hold tight
Everything's gonna be alright
Everything's gonna...
Everything's gonna...

Only love, only love tonight
Lights off, we're burning so bright
Everything's gonna...
Everything's gonna...


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