Don't Let Go

Roy Hamilton

About Don't Let Go

"Don't Let Go" is a song written by Jesse Stone. The song was first a hit for Roy Hamilton in 1958. The Roy Hamilton version reached #2 on the R&B charts and #13 on the pop charts.


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Hear that whistle, it's ten o'clock.
Don't let go, Don't let go.
Come on, baby, it's time to rock,
Don't let go, Don't let go.
I'm so happy I got you here,
Don't let go, Don't let go.
Keeps me grinnin' from ear to ear.
Don't let go, Don't let go.
Oo-wee, This feelin's killin' me;
Ah shucks, I wouldn't stop for a million bucks.
I love you so, Just hold me tight.
Don't let go!

Thunder, lightening, wind and rain,
Don't let go, Don't let go.
Love is stormin' inside my brain,
Don't let go, Don't let go.
I'm so eager, I'm nearly dyin',
Don't let go, Don't let go.
You've been keepin' your lips from mine.
Oo-wee, This feelin's killin' me;
Ah shucks, I wouldn't stop for a million bucks.
I love you so, Just hold me tight.
Don't let go!

Hound dog barkin' up side the hill,
Don't let go, Don't let go.
Love is draggin' him thru the mill,
Don't let go, Don't let go.
If it wasn't for havin' you,
Don't let go, Don't let go.
I'd be barkin' and howlin' too.
Oo-wee, This feelin's killin' me;
Ah shucks, I wouldn't stop for a million bucks.
I love you so, Just hold me tight.
Don't let go!

One day, baby, you'll quit me yet,
Don't let go, Don't let go.
I'll be cryin' and soakin' wet,
Don't let go, Don't let go.
One thing, baby, I'll never stand,
Don't let go, Don't let go.
Your lips kissin' some other man.
Oo-wee, This feelin's killin' me;
Ah shucks, I wouldn't stop for a million bucks.
I love you so, Just hold me tight.
Don't let go!
Just hold me tight, Don't let go!

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Roy Hamilton

Roy Hamilton (April 16, 1929 – July 20, 1969) was an American singer, who achieved major success in the US R&B and pop charts in the 1950s. He is best known for his recordings of "You'll Never Walk Alone", "Unchained Melody" and "You Can Have Her". more »

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Written by: JESSE ALBERT STONE

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Spirit Music Group

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13 facts about this song

Release Details
The song "Don't Let Go" was released in the year 1958 by Roy Hamilton.
Billboard Ranking
It reached number 2 on the Billboard R&B chart and number 13 on the Hot 100 chart.
Genre
"Don't Let Go" is categorized under the genre of pop, R&B, and rock & roll.
Song Writer
The song was written by famous songwriter, Jesse Stone. Stone used his pseudonym, Charles Calhoun, for the credit.
Pioneer Song
"Don't Let Go" is considered one of the first songs to feature a delayed backbeat, which later became a common feature in the Phil Spector sound and Motown Sound.
Cover Versions
The song was later covered by other artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Isaac Hayes, and The Righteous Brothers.
Isaac Hayes' Version
Isaac Hayes' version of the song became a huge hit and it reached number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1969.
Long-lasting Influence
Decades after its first release, "Don't Let Go" was included in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Waite's Cover
John Waite covered the song in 1980, and it reached number 84 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Album
The original version of "Don't Let Go" by Roy Hamilton was included in his album with the same name.
Musical Arrangement
The song features a simple, yet catchy, drum beat and bass guitar line that would later become staples of the early rock and roll sound.
Roy Hamilton’s Style
Noted for his dramatic, gospel-influenced performing style, Hamilton brought a level of emotional intensity to "Don't Let Go".
Hamilton's Death
Sadly, Hamilton did not live to see many of the accolades and respects paid to "Don't Let Go", as he passed away in 1969 at just 40 years old.

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