I Can't Turn You Loose

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"I Can't Turn You Loose"
Single by Otis Redding
A-side "Just One More Day"
Released 1965 (1965)
Format 45 rpm record
Genre Soul
Length 2:46
Label Atco
Songwriter(s) Otis Redding

"I Can't Turn You Loose" is a song written and first recorded by American soul singer Otis Redding. It was released as the B-side to his 1965 single "Just One More Day". The up-tempo song became a bigger hit on the US R&B chart than its A-side and was one of Redding's signature songs and often appeared in his live performances.

In 1968, the Chambers Brothers' version of this song reached number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[1]

The song serves as the entrance theme for the Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team.


Chart history[edit]

Chart (1965) Peak
US Billboard Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles[2] 11


  1. ^ "The Chambers Brothers Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Otis Redding Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 16 December 2017.