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Q: can you identify this 80's song ("Hold On"?) by the tune in this midi file? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: can you identify this 80's song ("Hold On"?) by the tune in this midi file?
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: bennetthaselton-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 25 Jan 2006 20:14 PST
Expires: 24 Feb 2006 20:14 PST
Question ID: 437731
Can you tell me the name and artist for this song -- it sounds like an
80's song, and this midi file is a very crude representation of the
chorus melody:
The uppermost note in the midi melody is what the guy is singing --
the only words of which I could make out, sounded like "Hold on, hold
on".  It sounds like the kind of song though where if you've heard it,
you'll recognize it by the midi file.
Subject: Re: can you identify this 80's song ("Hold On"?) by the tune in this midi file?
Answered By: boquinha-ga on 25 Jan 2006 20:44 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello bennetthaselton-ga!

I *love* this song (and I love 80's music)! The song is ?Oh Sherry?
(sometimes spelled ?Oh Sherrie?) by Steve Perry.

Some facts (and interesting sites you might like) about this song and its singer:

It reached number 3 on the Billboard Charts in 1984.

Steve Perry just turned 45 a few days ago. (Happy Birthday!)

Here are the lyrics to the song:

To hear an audio clip of the song, visit

Steve Perry used to be the lead singer of Journey. Journey received a
star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame about a year ago on January 21,

I hope this helps! Should you need further clarification, please let
me know how I can help. Enjoy the song!


Search Strategy:
Recognizing the song from your midi file (with my husband?s help?I
must give credit where credit is due).
Getting an audio clip on for you

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Clarification of Answer by boquinha-ga on 25 Jan 2006 20:49 PST
By the way, the song's totally in my head now. Catchy tune. I'm
singing along as I type! :)
bennetthaselton-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Yep that was it.  Once I had the title I found it on iTunes.

Subject: Re: can you identify this 80's song ("Hold On"?) by the tune in this midi file?
From: boquinha-ga on 25 Jan 2006 21:41 PST
Great! I'm happy to hear it. Thanks for the 5-star rating.


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