Tracy Chapman - Baby Can I Hold You (1988)
- 80's score: 1.42
- Genre(s): Folk rock
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"Baby Can I Hold You" is the third single released by the American contemporary folk artist Tracy Chapman, released in ...
"Baby Can I Hold You" is the third single released by the American contemporary folk artist Tracy Chapman, released in October 1988. The song reached the top 50 in the United States, unlike its predecessor, "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", but it failed to become Chapman's second top 40 hit, peaking at number 48. It did, however, give her a second chart entry on the US Adult Contemporary charts, peaking at number 19 in early 1989. Given the commercial decline Chapman suffered following the release of her second album Crossroads, "Baby Can I Hold You" also became her last top 50 hit until 1996's "Give Me One Reason". In July 1990, the song reached number one in Portugal. Chapman re-released the song in 2001, in support of her first greatest hits album Collection.