Hold on 'Til the Night

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Teen vocal powerhouse sings clean yet semi-sad songs.

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 8 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Educational Value

Meant to entertain rather than educate.

Positive Messages

A few positive messages, like staying true to who you are.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Encourages listeners to live life to the fullest.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Hold on 'Til the Night is an overall clean album by young singing sensation Greyson Chance. That said, they shouldn't expect another Justin Bieber; while these lyrics don't contain profanity or references to sex, substances, or drinking, they're also not as bright and sunny as Bieber's. By exploring the more painful side of romance in several songs, Chance sets a somewhat more pensive tone than many of his tween contemporaries.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byice2605 September 26, 2012

Love it!!!

This abulm is fantastic!!!! As always the amazing Greyson Chance writes his songs with meaning and emotions. Some songs are kinda sad but their still really goo... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old April 25, 2012


Hold On Til The Night is a great album. I love it. It has some amazing songs on it. It doesn't have anything inappropriate in the songs. Everything is... Continue reading

What's the story?

HOLD ON 'TIL THE NIGHT is the debut album from Greyson Chance -- the young teen vocalist who took the Internet by storm with his rendition of Lady Gaga's hit "Paparazzi." The ten original songs have largely wholesome lyrics in common, but that doesn't mean they're particularly upbeat. Instead, several tracks explore the darker side of romantic relationships, with lyrics that seem melancholy beyond Greyson's years: "I tried my hardest, I tried my best / But you just don't seem satisfied / And now I'm here alone tonight, when I think of you, I cry." Still, it's an overall OK pick for tweens and teens looking for another cute young vocalist to love.

Is it any good?

Listening to the strength behind the vocals on this record, it's hard to believe Greyson Chance was a mere 13 years old when he recorded it. The teen is every bit as talented as his oft-cited peer, Justin Bieber, with a bouncier pop sound that shines through on songs like "Little London Girl" and "Unfriend You."

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the similarities and differences between Greyson Chance and his colossally famous peer, Justin Bieber.

  • Though both have super strong vocals, how do the general tones of their music compare?

  • What lessons can a newcomer like Greyson learn from the slightly more seasoned Bieber?

Music details

  • Artist: Greyson Chance
  • Release date: August 16, 2011
  • Type: Album
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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