Don't Hold Your Breath

Nicole Scherzinger

About Don't Hold Your Breath

"Don't Hold Your Breath" is a song recorded by American singer Nicole Scherzinger for her debut studio album, Killer Love (2011). It was written by Josh Alexander, Billy Steinberg and Toby Gad and produced by the former two along with Carl Falk, Steve Angello and Rami. The song was released on February 16, 2011, as the album's second single in the United Kingdom. "Don't Hold Your Breath" received positive reviews, with critics preferring it over singles by The Pussycat Dolls, as well as praising the empowering message and theme. The pop and R&B production was also praised. The song's lyrics speak of the female protagonist realising that her relationship with her man is over and she is not going to return to what used to be. A demo version of "Don't Hold Your Breath" with lead vocals from Timbaland and Keri Hilson leaked in 2010. Then in early January 2011, a second demo version with an altered production, different lyrics and uncredited female vocals also leaked. This was followed by a third unfinished version, this time with Scherzinger's vocals, before the final version premiered on January 14, 2011. 


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(Don't hold your bre-eath eth eth eth eth eth eth eth)
You can't touch me now
There's no feeling left
If you think I'm coming back
Don't hold your breath
What you did to me boy I can't forget
If you think I'm coming back
Don't hold your breath

I was under your spell for such a long time couldn't break the chains
You played with my heart tore me apart with all your lies and games
It took all the strength I had but I crawled up on my feet again
Now you're trying to lure me back but no those days are gone my friend
I loved you so much then I thought someday that you could change
But all you brought me was a heart full of pain

You can't touch me now
There's no feeling left
If you think I'm coming back
Don't hold your breath
What you did to me boy I can't forget
If you think I'm coming back
Don't hold your breath
Don't hold your breath

I was worried about you but you never cared about me none
You took my money and I knew that you, you could kill someone
I gave you everything but nothing was ever enough
You were always jealous over such crazy stuff

You can't touch me now
There's no feeling left
If you think I'm coming back
Don't hold your breath
What you did to me boy I can't forget
If you think I'm coming back
Don't hold your breath
Don't hold your breath

Move on don't look back
I jumped off a train running off the tracks
Love is gone, face the facts
A bad movie ends and the screen fades to black

What you did to me boy I can't forget
If you think I'm coming back

You can't touch me now
There's no feeling left
If you think I'm coming back
Don't hold your breath
What you did to me boy I can't forget
If you think I'm coming back
Don't hold your breath

You can't touch me now
There's no feeling left
If you think I'm coming back
Don't hold your breath
What you did to me boy I can't forget
If you think I'm coming back
Don't hold your breath

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Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente Scherzinger (born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente; June 29, 1978), professionally known as as Nicole Scherzinger ( /niˈkoʊl ˈʃɜrzɪŋər/ ni-KOHL SHUR-zing-ər), is an American recording artist, television personality and actress. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Scherzinger studied at Youth Performing Arts School, where she was first exposed to performing. Scherzinger rose to fame when she won a reality television singing competition with girl group Eden's Crush in Spring 2001, but departed the same year and became the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls—one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. more »

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Written by: BILLY STEINBERG, JOSH ALEXANDER, TOBY GAD

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15 facts about this song

Release Date
"Don't Hold Your Breath" was released on February 10, 2011, as the second single from Scherzinger's debut studio album "Killer Love".
Song Genre
It is a pop song with elements of synth-pop.
Songwriters
The song was written by Josh Alexander, Billy Steinberg, and Tobias Gad.
Chart Performance
"Don't Hold Your Breath" became Scherzinger's first number-one single as a solo artist in the UK Singles Chart, debuting at number one.
Certification
It has been certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry for shipments exceeding 600,000 copies.
Music Video
The music video for the song was directed by Rich Lee and was filmed in downtown Los Angeles.
Critical Reception
The song received generally positive reviews from music critics, who praised its catchy production and Scherzinger's vocals.
Chart Records
"Don't Hold Your Breath" is Nicole Scherzinger's highest-charting single as a solo artist in Ireland and the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number one.
Live Performances
Scherzinger performed the song live on several TV shows, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Dancing on Ice, and The Alan Titchmarsh Show.
Recording Location
The song was recorded in Los Angeles, California.
Production Credits
"Don't Hold Your Breath" was produced by Dave Audé, well-known for his work in the dance and pop music industry.
Influences
The song is inspired by the classic love ballads of the 1980s, with powerful lyrics and a strong synth beat.
Backing Vocals
Scherzinger is the primary vocalist on the track, but the backing vocals were provided by Alexander and Steinberg, two of the songwriters.
Album Success
The success of "Don't Hold Your Breath," along with other hit singles, helped "Killer Love" to achieve a Gold certification in the UK and jumpstart Scherzinger's career as a solo artist.
Remix Versions
There are several remix versions of the song, including one by Dave Audé that turned it into a dance club hit.

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