Hold Out

Hold Out

Hold Out is the sixth album by American singer/songwriter Jackson Browne, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). Although critically the album has not been as well received as other Browne recordings, it remains his only album to date to reach #1 in the Billboard charts.

Hold Out contains the fewest tracks of any Browne studio album (seven), and for a while had the longest song in his catalog, "Hold on Hold Out", However, "Where Were You" from his latest album Time the Conqueror, is longer.

The song "Of Missing Persons" was written for Inara George, the daughter of Lowell George (formerly of the band Little Feat), a songwriting collaborator and longtime friend of Jackson Browne's who died a year prior to the release of Hold Out. The phrase "Of Missing Persons" was derived from a line in a Little Feat song, "Long Distance Love."

Track listing

All tracks composed by Jackson Browne; except where indicated

  1. "Disco Apocalypse" – 5:08
  2. "Hold Out" – 5:37
  3. "That Girl Could Sing" – 4:34
  4. "Boulevard" – 3:15
  5. "Of Missing Persons" – 6:31
  6. "Call It a Loan" (Browne, David Lindley) – 4:35
  7. "Hold On Hold Out" (Browne, Craig Doerge) – 8:08



  • Producers: Jackson Browne, Greg Ladanyi
  • Engineer: Greg Ladanyi


Album - Billboard (North America)
Year Chart Position
1980 Pop Albums 1

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1980 "Boulevard" Pop Singles 19
1980 "That Girl Could Sing" Pop Singles 22

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