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 7",12"
Recorded 1979–1980
Genre Rock, hard rock
Length 4:40 (12" version)
3:58 (7" version)
Label A&M
Songwriter(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 fourth 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.[1] It is also notable for having been the 13th music video to be played on the first day that MTV aired in 1981.


  1. ^ "Hold on Loosely by .38 Special Songfacts". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2016-10-19. 

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