Can't Shake Loose

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"Can't Shake Loose"
Single by Agnetha Fältskog
from the album Wrap Your Arms Around Me
B-side "To Love"
Released 1983
Format 7" single
Genre Europop, Pop
Length 4:22
Label Polar Music
Writer(s) Russ Ballard
Producer(s) Mike Chapman
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Agnetha Fältskog singles chronology
Wrap Your Arms Around Me
(1983)
Can't Shake Loose
(1983)
It's So Nice To Be Rich
(1984)

'Can't Shake Loose' is a 1983 song from former ABBA star Agnetha Fältskog's solo album, Wrap Your Arms Around Me. It was the third single release in Europe and the first to be issued in the United States.

The song was written by Russ Ballard, who also wrote the successful "I Know There's Something Going On" for Agnetha's former ABBA colleague Anni-Frid Lyngstad (Frida).

"Can't Shake Loose" proved rather successful on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, where it broke into the Top 30 at No.29 in November 1983, although it was an edited version of the song. As usual, Fältskog made only limited promotion, but she did travel across the Atlantic from Sweden in August 1983 to appear on American television. "Can't Shake Loose" also performed well in Canada, where it reached No.26. In the UK and Australia, however, the track proved unsuccessful, reaching No.63 and No.76, respectively.

Music Video[edit]

Agnetha did film a promotional video for the track, in which she portrayed a worried and nervous girlfriend of a rich and powerful man. She also drove a Porsche in the clip.