"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.