Forgotten Hit: Holdin’ On

I have over 5,000 songs on my mp3 player from the ’60s through the ’90s. I like putting it on a mix to hear a large variety. It also gives me ideas for this page.

Holdin’ On came on and it had that driving sound from the ’80s but I couldn’t remember who performed. Turns out to Be Tane Cain. At first, I thought that was the band name but that is the performer.

She is the daughter of actor Doug McClure and she first appeared in the TV series The Virginian when she was just 5 years old. In the 1970’s she met and married Journey’s keyboardist Johnathan Cain. Now known as Tané Cain she got a record deal with RCA. The first release Danger Zone failed to chart but his song Holdin’ On made it to number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100. Billboard described her as “an artist to watch” She hated when people compared her to Pat Benatar even though her music was produced to sound like Bentar’s. She prefers the comparison to her idol Grace Slik. RCA never renewed her contract and she never recorded again. She went on to play Elle Woods in the 2001 movie Legally Blonde.

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