"Hold My Hand" is an original theme song performed by Lady Gaga from the soundtrack to the 2022 action drama film Top Gun: Maverick. The track was written and produced by Gaga and BloodPop, with additional production by Benjamin Rice.
The long-awaited sequel to the 1986 film has been in the works for years. It was originally set to release in 2019, but was postponed to “work out all the complex flight sequences.” Then it was delayed once more due to the pandemic. Rumors about Lady Gaga possibly recording an original Top Gun song started in April 2021, when the gossip websites posted a short pieces that speculated that Gaga was involved with the film, but Gaga didn’t publicly acknowledge until April 2022.
On April 25th, 2022, Gaga teased lyrics from the song, writing, “Hold my hand everything will be OK I heard from the heavens that clouds have been grey” she tweeted. She later wrote, “Pull me close wrap me in your aching arms I see that you’re hurtin’” and “Why’d you take so long to tell me you need me.”
Released: May 3, 2022
Photography: Scott Garfield
|1.||"Hold My Hand"||3:45|
|May 3, 2022||Digital download • streaming||Interscope||N/A|
|May 9, 2022||Adult contemporary radio|
|May 10, 2022||Contemporary hit radio|
The music video for "Hold My Hand" was directed by Joseph Kosinski, the director of Top Gun: Maverick. Gaga announced the music video on May 5, 2022 with a short teaser clip on social media for release on May 6, 2022 at 9AM Pacific Time.
- Lady Gaga wears a vintage bomber jacket which belongs to Tom Cruise, jeans and a belt from her own archive, and sunglasses by Ray-Ban.
- Lady Gaga wears a flight suit, a tank top, and a personalized dot tag ballchain necklace from a local military surplus store.
- Lady Gaga wears a custom dress and a cape by LeVer Couture, and vintage army boots.
|Written by||Lady Gaga and Michael Tucker|
|Produced by||Lady Gaga and BloodPop®|
|Additional Production||Benjamin Rice|
|Vocal Produced by||Benjamin Rice|
|Mixed by||Benjamin Rice and Tom Norris|
|Mastered by||Randy Merrill|
|Track Participants||Guitar by Tim Stewart|