Hold Me Up

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Hold Me Up
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 16, 1990
RecordedMay 1990
StudioTrackmaster Audio, Buffalo, New York
GenrePower pop[1]
LabelMetal Blade
ProducerArmand John Petri
Goo Goo Dolls chronology
Hold Me Up
Superstar Car Wash
Singles from Hold Me Up
  1. "There You Are"
    Released: 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Christgau's Consumer Guide(neither)[3]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[4]
Entertainment WeeklyA–[5]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[6]

Hold Me Up is the third studio album by American rock band Goo Goo Dolls, released on October 16, 1990 by Metal Blade Records. It marked the beginning of John Rzeznik's emergence as the band's principal lead vocalist. The album features the band's first single "There You Are," which became their first music video as well.

Track listing[]

2."Just the Way You Are"3:08
3."So Outta Line"2:22
4."There You Are"3:07
5."You Know What I Mean"3:24
6."Out of the Red"1:40
7."Never Take the Place of Your Man (Prince)"3:49
9."On Your Side"3:04
10."22 Seconds"0:40
11."Kevin's Song"3:09
12."Know My Name"2:42
13."A Million Miles Away (Joey Alkes, Peter Case, Chris Fradkin)"2:44
14."Two Days in February"3:11


  • Johnny Rzeznik - lead guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on tracks 2, 4, 5, 13, and 14, co-lead vocals on track 8
  • Robby Takac - bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on tracks 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12, co-lead vocals on track 8
  • George Tutuska - drums, lead vocals on track 10
Additional personnel

Just the Way You Are EP[]

An EP featuring the studio version of the title song and three live tracks from "Hold Me Up" was released in 1991.[7]

1."Just the Way You Are"3:08
2."Just the Way You Are" (Live in Nashville)3:13
3."Hey" (Live in Nashville)2:32
4."You Know What I Mean" (Live in Nashville)3:24

Chart positions[]

Year Title Peak position
US Billboard
Modern Rock Tracks
1990 "There You Are" 24[citation needed]


  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Goo Goo Dolls | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved July 12, 2021.
  2. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Hold Me Up". AllMusic.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (October 15, 2000). "The Goo Goo Dolls". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 9780312245603.
  4. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. p. 1462. ISBN 9780857125958.
  5. ^ Browne, David (October 19, 1990). "Hold Me Up". Entertainment Weekly.
  6. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon and Schuster. p. 338. ISBN 9780743201698.
  7. ^ " Show release at MusicBrainz - Just the Way You Are EP
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