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We Don’t Want You to Wait – Ways to Avoid Being On Hold

(And Our 10 Favorite Hold On Songs)

Sitting and waiting on the phone for support probably tops most people’s lists of things they would rather not do. Thankfully, the Contact Center at Service Credit Union has invested in a wide variety of options that not only in many cases allow you to avoid picking up the phone altogether, but should you need to talk to a human, they will call you instead of making you wait on hold!

You can also make an appointment to speak to someone at a branch, chat with a representative online, message us on Facebook or send us a secure email. Click here to learn more.

If you happen to be on hold with us or anyone else, however, here are our ten favorite “Hold On” tunes to get you through.

10. Wyclef Jean

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This tribute song to Wyclef’s native land Haiti was penned months before the earthquake devastated the country in January 2010 and reminds us, “no matter what you’re going through,” to be strong.

9. Jonas Brothers

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Featured in the Disney Channel Original Movie, “Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board,” the title phrase, “Hold On” is repeated 32 times in less than 3 minutes.

8. Good Charlotte

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Released in 2003, this pop-punk single was the fifth and last single off Good Charlotte’s second studio album, The Young and the Hopeless.

7. Colbie Caillat

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Colbie’s “Hold On” was released digitally on November 19, 2013, as the original lead single from Gypsy Heart, but was later scrapped from the domestic release of the album.

6. Santana

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This 1982 hit is actually a cover of the song originally written and recorded by the Canadian singer and songwriter Ian Thomas. We just love the classic 80’s video…

5. Chord Overstreet

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Chord Overstreet is best known for his role as Sam Evans on the Fox television series Glee and says “Hold On” is one of the most important and significant songs he has ever written.

4.  Alabama Shakes

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In 2012, this became the sixteenth different song titled “Hold On” to reach the Hot 100.

3.  Tom Waits

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This song off of Waits’ 12th Album, was sung by the character Beth Greene (Emily Kinney) in the TV series, The Walking Dead.

2.  En Vogue

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En Vogue’s first single won the 1990 Billboard Music Award for R&B Single of the Year and the 1991 Soul Train Music Award for Best Single by a Duo/Group.

1.  Wilson Phillips

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And of course, we had to include this one, the mac-daddy of Hold Ons – this Wilson Phillips 1990 hit song won the Billboard Music Award for Hot 100 Single of the Year, was featured in the 2004 movie “Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle” and in the 2011 movie “Bridesmaids.” Come on, you know the words, sing along!