"Keep Holding On" is a pop rock power ballad song recorded by Avril Lavigne and is the theme song for the film Eragon (2006). It also appears as the last track on Lavigne's third album, The Best Damn Thing which was released on April 17, 2007. Lavigne has described the rest of the album as being upbeat and heavy in comparison to "Keep Holding On". Originally, a different version was to be included, but the original version made it instead.
The song was written by Lavigne and Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald; Luke also produced the single. It was the first single from the soundtrack and premiered on radio stations across North America in November 2006 (see 2006 in music). "Keep Holding On" was one of the songs short-listed for the "Best Original Song" category at the 2007 Academy Awards, but it was not among the final nominees.
"Keep Holding On" was written by Lavigne and Lukasz Gottwald. Dr. Luke also produced the song. The strings were arranged by Patrick Doyle, who composed the Eragon soundtrack. The song was recorded on 2006. According to the sheetmusic published at musicnotes.com by Universal Music Publishing Group, the song is composed in the key of G major and is set in time...