Hold On Loosely

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"Hold On Loosely"
Single by 38 Special
from the album Wild-Eyed Southern Boys
Released February 1981
Format 12"
Recorded 1979–1980
Genre Rock
Length 4:40
Label A&M
Writer(s) Don Barnes, Jeff Carlisi, Jim Peterik

"Hold On Loosely" is a 1981 rock song by 38 Special and the first song to appear on their 4th studio album Wild-Eyed Southern Boys in 1981. It is the first single from the album, and made it to #3 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and #27 on the Billboard Hot 100. This song also later appeared on their 1987 album Flashback: The Best of 38 Special and their 1999 album Live at Sturgis. It is also notable for having been the 13th music video to be played on the first day that MTV aired in 1981.

The song was made available to download on November 30, 2010 for use in the Rock Band 3 music gaming platform in both Basic rhythm, and PRO mode which allows use of a real guitar / bass guitar, and MIDI compatible electronic drum kits / keyboards in addition to vocals.[citation needed]



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