Keep Holding On (3:59)

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From The Best Damn Thing and 22 other releases

“Keep Holding On” is a pop rock power ballad song recorded by Avril Lavigne and is the theme song for the film Eragon (2006). It was written by Lavigne and Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, who produced the song. The strings were arranged by Patrick Doyle, who composed the Eragon soundtrack. It was the first single from the soundtrack and premiered on radio stations across North America in November 2006 (see 2006 in music).

It also appears as the last track on Lavigne’s third album, The Best Damn Thing which was released on April 17, 2007. Lavigne has described the rest of the album as being upbeat and heavy in comparison to “Keep Holding On”. Originally, a different version was to be included, but the original version made it instead.

The song has been well-received by music critics, with Billboard describing it as a “gorgeous song” in which Lavigne seems to be “set to remain for the long term”.

“Keep Holding On” reached number two for four weeks on the Canadian BDS Airplay Chart, being kept off the top spot by Nelly Furtado’s “Say It Right”. It became her highest-peaking airplay single there since “Complicated” which peaked at #1 for 1 week in 2002. It peaked within the top 20 on Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 chart, peaking at #17, and the top 10 on the Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks format chart. This feat is particularly impressive considering no official music video was made to promote it. It was not released in most of Europe, although it got to #9 in Slovakia, #27 in the Czech Republic and #32 in Latvia.

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You're not alone, together we stand
I'll be by your side you know I'll take your hand
When it gets cold, and it feels like the end
There's no place to go you know I won't give in

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