Turn It On, Turn It Up, Turn Me Loose

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"Turn It On, Turn It Up, Turn Me Loose"
Single by Dwight Yoakam
from the album If There Was a Way
B-side "Since I Started Drinkin' Again"
Released September 26, 1990
Format 7" 45 RPM, CD single
Recorded 1990
Genre Country
Length 3:23
Label Reprise
Writer(s) Kostas, Wayland Patton
Producer(s) Pete Anderson
Dwight Yoakam singles chronology
"Long White Cadillac"
"Turn It On, Turn It Up, Turn Me Loose"
"You're the One"

"Turn It On, Turn It Up, Turn Me Loose" is a song written by Kostas and Wayland Patton, and recorded by American country music artist Dwight Yoakam. It was released in September 1990 as the lead-off single from his album If There Was a Way. It peaked at #11 in the United States, and #5 in Canada.[1]


The narrator has lost a former lover, and her memory won't leave his mind, so he requests that the music be turned on with the volume up as it will help him forget her.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Steve Vaughan.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990-1991) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 5
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 11

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 83


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. January 19, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
  3. ^ "Dwight Yoakam Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Dwight Yoakam.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1991". RPM. December 21, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.