Hold Me Now – Challenge #170

The Thompson Twins were named after the two detectives in the Belgian cartoonist Hergé’s comic strip The Adventures of Tintin. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011) was Steven Spielberg’s motion capture 3D film based on three Hergé albums: The Crab with the Golden Claws (1941), The Secret of the Unicorn (1943), and Red Rackham’s Treasure (1944). The group had seven members when they recorded their first album, but pared down to three for their second. In 1986, Joe Leeway left the group and Tom Bailey and Alannah Currie continued as a duo, releasing three more albums. ‘Hold Me Now’ may not be the right thing during this global pandemic, but it found its place on mainstream radio helping the Thompson Twins to make an impact with their music. I believe that there is a story inside of every song that is waiting for the right person to tell it, so stop by and listen to ‘Hold Me Now’, or better yet join in with your own contribution.

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‘Hold Me Now’ is a song by British band theThompson Twins. It was written as the first single from their fourth studio album,Into the Gap which was released in 1983. The song was written by the English singer, songwriter, composer, musician, record producer and lead vocalistTom Bailey and the New Zealand musician Alannah Currie, along with the multi-instrumentalist, stylings guru Joe Leeway who provided the falsetto backing vocals. The song was produced byAlex Sadkinand Tom Bailey, and it peaked at #4 on theUK Singles Chartand it went to #3 on theBillboardHot 100, becoming the band’s highest charting single in the US, and it was certified gold. The song is a mid-temponew wavesong that uses a varied instrumentation, including keyboards, axylophone, a piano and Latin percussion.

Bailey and Currie were on-again, off-again couple and like all couples they went through different stages.  Certain things can tear a couple…

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