1. Ashbee said he had come to Saudi Arabia to give Parry " the strength to hang on in there ." 2. If you can convince yourself ( to ) . . . just hang on in there, just keep trying, maybe something good will happen. 3. But I personally know there's progress . . . . hang on in there, I'm sure he'll deliver the goods ." 4. ""' Hang on in There Baby "'" is a song written by Johnny Bristol as the title track from his first album. 5. His most famous recording was " Hang On in There Baby " recorded in 1974, which reached the Top Ten in the United States and number 3 in the United Kingdom. 6. His post-apartheid play, " Hang On In There, Nelson ", was performed at the Windybrow Theatre in Johannesburg and at the State Theatre in Pretoria, in 1996. 7. At MGM, Bristol recorded two successful albums and charted with several singles, notably " Hang on in There Baby " ( 1974, # 8 Best New Artist, ultimately losing out to Marvin Hamlisch. 8. However, in 1992, the band ( now a three-piece and signed to RCA Records ) returned to the UK Top 3 with a cover of Johnny Bristol's " Hang on in There Baby ". 9. He was awarded Best R & B Song for " Shine ", while he and The Roots won Grammy Awards for Best R & B Album and Best Traditional R & B Vocal Performance for " Hang On in There ". 10. In 2010, John Legend ( R & B Singer ) released an album that includes a cover of one of Kirkland's classics, " Hang On In There, " which brought a new generation of listeners to his music.