Holding Back The Years
Featured in Episode
Top Chart Position (Hot 100)
1 (July 12, 1986, one week)
Year Released
Picture Book
Mick Hucknall, Neil Moss
RIAA Certification
Sequence song appears
Ending with Crockett and Christine on St. Vitus Dance
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"Holding Back The Years" is a song performed by Simply Red, recorded on the album Picture Book in 1985. The song appeared in the Miami Vice episode "By Hooker by Crook".


  • This is the first of two Billboard #1 songs for the group. The other, a remake of the classic R&B tune "If You Don't Know Me By Now" reached the top spot in July, 1989.


  • Mick Hucknall - lead vocals
  • Fritz McIntyre - keyboards & vocals
  • Chris Joyce - drums
  • Tony Bowers - bass
  • Sylvan Richardson - guitar
  • Tim Kellett - trumpet


Simply Red - Holding Back The Years04:21

Simply Red - Holding Back The Years

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