"Hands Tied" is a song by American singer Toni Braxton. Written by Heather Bright, Warren Felder, and Harvey Mason, Jr. and produced by Oak for Braxton's sixth studio album Pulse (2010), it was premiered on January 29, 2010 on her official website.
Chosen as the album's third official single, it was released on February 23, 2010 on U.S. urban radio stations. The track has since reached number #29 on the U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Club mixes by Hex Hector were promoted to the clubs.
Braxton appeared on The Mo'Nique Show on May 3, a day later the album's release. She performed Hands Tied as well as her classic hit "Breathe Again". She also was on NBC's The Today Show performing Hands Tied and her most successful single "Unbreak My Heart" on the day that the album was released.
The music video for "Hands Tied" was directed by Bille Woodruff and shot back-to-back with the video for "Make My Heart," also directed by Woodruff. It was premiered on April 14, 2010 and depicts Braxton as a "woman who is teasing a bar full of men who are mesmerized by her moves, but are not allowed to touch her," performing a striptease while pole dancing. Actors Michael Jai White, Eric Balfour, Victor Webster, and Jensen Atwood make cameo appearances in the video.
The song first appeared at #80 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. In its 14th week, the song peaked at #29. To date, Hands Tied spent 20 weeks on the chart. Hands Tied also charted at number 100 on the Billboard 2010 Best R'n'B/Hip-Hop singles chart.
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Text from this biography licensed under creative commons license