Caught Up in You

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"Caught Up in You"
Single by 38 Special
from the album Special Forces
B-side "Firestarter"
Released April 19, 1982
Format 7" (45 rpm)
Recorded 1981
Genre Southern rock, hard rock
Length 4:35 (album version) - 3:55 (single version)
Label A&M
Songwriter(s) Don Barnes, Jeff Carlisi, Jim Peterik[1]

"Caught Up in You" is the first single released from Southern rock band 38 Special's 1982 album, Special Forces. It became the band's first number-one single on the Billboard Top Tracks rock chart. It also became one of the band's two top ten pop hits, reaching number ten on the Billboard Hot 100.[2] Their other Top 10 single, "Second Chance", reached #6 in 1989. The song also went Top 10 in Canada, peaking at #9 on the RPM Singles chart.


Chart (1982–83) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 10
U.S. Radio & Records CHR/Pop Airplay Chart[3] 6
U.S. Top Tracks (Billboard) 1


  1. ^ Special Forces album entry in Discogs entry for 38 Special.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 629.
  3. ^ ".38 Special chart history on the Radio & Records airplay chart". March 1, 2017. 

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