Playin' to Win

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For the Little River Band album, see Playing to Win.
Playin' to Win
Studio album by Outlaws
Released October 1978
Recorded Studio One, Doraville, Georgia
Genre Southern rock, country-rock
Length 34:27
Label Arista
Producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Outlaws chronology
Bring It Back Alive
Playin' to Win
In the Eye of the Storm
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Playin' to Win is the fourth album by American southern rock band Outlaws, released in 1978. (See 1978 in music). The album is the first not to feature guitar player and singer Henry Paul, who had acted as the second frontman behind Hughie Thomasson. The album was not as well received as the band's previous three albums, yet it still featured the original lineup, which would remain until the departure of guitarist Billy Jones.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Take It Any Way You Want It" (Jones, Thomasson) – 3:15
  2. "Cry Some More" (Jones, Thomasson) – 3:40
  3. "You Are the Show" (Thomasson) – 4:56
  4. "You Can Have It" (Arnold) – 3:04
  5. "If Dreams Came True" (Jones, Lange) – 2:48
  6. "A Real Good Feelin'" (Jones) – 4:30
  7. "Love at First Sight" (Thomasson) – 2:45
  8. "Falling Rain" (Salem) – 4:09
  9. "Dirty City" (Sutherland) – 5:27



  • Producer: Robert John "Mutt" Lange
  • Engineer: Rodney Mills
  • Arranger: Robert John "Mutt" Lange
  • Art Direction: Ron Kellum
  • Design: Gerard Huerta, Ron Kellum
  • Photography: John Barrett



Year Chart Position
1978 Pop Albums 60