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Whitney Houston & Teddy Pendergrass ‘Hold Me’ Released This Day In 1984

Teddy Pendergrass & Whitney Houston - Hold Me U.S. 7-inch vinyl single front cover

May 24, 1984 – Whitney’s duet with Teddy Pendergrass, “Hold Me,” was released as a single. The song appeared on Pendergrass’ album Love Language in 1984 and on Whitney’s debut album in 1985. Written by Linda Creed and Michael Masser, with production by Masser, it became a Top 5 hit on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and peaked at #46 on the Billboard Hot 100. Fun fact: Ray Parker Jr. of “Ghostbusters” fame plays keyboards on the track.

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