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 June 23, 1981
Genre Southern rock
Length 4:35
Label A&M
Writer(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.

"Caught Up in You" was featured in the 1983 film Spring Break and also appears in the soundtrack to the 2009 films The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard and Whip It.

Notable cover versions of the song include a pop rock/power pop version by American band We The Kings, which they released in 2010 as a part of the multi-artist collaboration album Punk Goes Classic Rock.

The song is included as one of the on-disc tracks in the video game Rock Band 4.

The woman in the music video of the song is Shari Shattuck.[3]


Chart (1982-83) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 10
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. ^ "The Girl in the Video: "Caught Up in You" (1982)". Retrieved 22 June 2016. 

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