Christine McVie - Got A Hold On Me (1984)
- 80's score: 1.25
- Genre(s): Pop
"Got a Hold on Me" is a 1984 song from Fleetwood Mac's keyboardist and vocalist Christine McVie. It was the first single ...
"Got a Hold on Me" is a 1984 song from Fleetwood Mac's keyboardist and vocalist Christine McVie. It was the first single released off her second solo album.
The song rose to #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and it topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary and Rock Tracks charts for four and two weeks, respectively. This was McVie's only top 10 solo hit in the United States.
Synthesizers on the track were played by Steve Winwood, while the guitars were played by Todd Sharp (the song's co-writer) and McVie's Fleetwood Mac bandmate Lindsey Buckingham. The other musicians were bassist George Hawkins and drummer-percussionist Steve Ferrone. Got a Hold on Me was released as the lead single from McVie's self-titled 1984 solo album.
The video for the song was produced and directed by Jon Roseman and premiered in February 1984. Shot in both black-and-white and color, it is a pseudo-performance video showing Christine McVie in a mansion-like room singing at her piano while a backup band appears in silhouette shadows on the walls around her.