I’m not real but I’d like to have a chance to feel
Sharing its single with another simple rocker (No One Knows What It’s Like to Be Me), Hanging On essentially threads the same area as the other song. They even follow eachother. Both are simple, three minute rockers – the major difference being that Hanging On keeps its fast pace throughout the song.
In quick comparison Hanging On is the better one, partly because of the reasons we talk about in the entry for No One Knows itself. However, this doesn’t mean that Hanging On is a particularly great track. It’s a nice track, a swell b-side, but that’s about it. It rocks well and I do like the more emphasised acoustic guitar under the electric one but it’s still the sort of song that tends to end up as a b-side. It has some nice quirks like the use of backing vocals on the verse but in the end it’s your more typical b-side material.