1983 Toto – I Won’t Hold You Back (US: #10 UK: # 37)

1982_Toto_I_Won't_Hold_You_BackI Won’t Hold You Back is a ballad by American rock band Toto, written and sung by Steve Lukather for their fourth album, Toto IV, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). The song reached the top ten, peaking at number ten in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in mid-1983 and spent three weeks at number one on the Adult Contemporary chart.

The song features the Eagles’ bass player Timothy B. Schmit on backing vocals during the choruses and arrangements by James Newton-Howard.

The song was later sampled by house DJ Roger Sanchez in 2001 for his song “Another Chance”, reaching number one in the UK Singles Chart.




Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards David Paich
Keyboards Steve Porcaro
Vocals Steve Lukather
Background Vocals Timothy B. Schmit

Produced By



Steve Lukather


US: #10
UK: # 37