Every Which Way but Loose (song)
|"Every Which Way but Loose"|
|Single by Eddie Rabbitt|
|from the album Every Which Way but Loose soundtrack|
|Released||December 1978 (U.S.)|
|Writer(s)||Milton Brown, Steve Dorff and Snuff Garrett|
|Eddie Rabbitt singles chronology|
"Every Which Way but Loose" is the title of a song written by Steve Dorff, Snuff Garrett and Milton Brown, and recorded by American country music artist Eddie Rabbitt. It was released in November 1978 as the only single from the soundtrack to the 1978 film of the same name, it spent three weeks atop the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart in February 1979.
Released just weeks before Every Which Way But Loose premiered nationwide, the title track immediately broke in popularity. In fact, the song debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, the highest debut since the inception of the 100-position chart in July 1973. The record was later tied by Garth Brooks' "Good Ride Cowboy" in 2005.
|U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles||1|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||30|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||26|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||1|
|Canadian RPM Top Singles||47|
|Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks||4|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||28|
|U.K. Singles Chart||41|
- "Billboard - Google Books". Books.google.com. 2006-09-02. Retrieved 2012-08-18.
- Allmusic — Every Which Way But Loose by Eddie Rabbitt.
- Morris, Edward, "Alabama," Contemporary Books Inc., Chicago, 1985 (ISBN 0809253062)
- Roland, Tom, "The Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits" (Billboard Books, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1991 (ISBN 0-82-307553-2)
- Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs: 1944-2005," 2006.
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|Billboard Hot Country Singles
February 10-February 24, 1979
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|RPM Country Tracks
February 24-March 10, 1979
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