I’ve heard at least one critic predict that Top Gun: Maverick will be a major Oscar contender. I don’t quite buy that but I do imagine that the soundtrack will get a major awards push. As performed by Lady Gaga, Hold My Hand feels very Oscar bait-y. We’ll see.
As for the song itself, it’s okay. It’s definitely not my favorite Lady Gaga song, largely because it was so obviously conceived as a way for the film to win an award. To me, it has a bit of a gospel feel and, as I think I’ve said in the past, I find gospel music to be the most boring type of music in existence. That said, Lady Gaga’s voice is amazing and she certainly sells this song.