Special Forces (38 Special album)

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Special Forces
38 Special - Special Forces.jpg
Studio album by 38 Special
Released May 4, 1982
Recorded 1981
Genre Southern rock, AOR, hard rock
Length 39:57
Label A&M
Producer Don Barnes, Jeff Carlisi, Rodney Mills
38 Special chronology
Wild-Eyed Southern Boys
(1981)Wild-Eyed Southern Boys1981
Special Forces
Tour de Force
(1984)Tour de Force1984

Special Forces is the fifth studio album by southern rock band 38 Special, released in 1982. The band embarked on the Special Forces Tour to support the album.

Three of the four charted singles from the album were co-written with Survivor's Jim Peterik, including "Caught Up In You", the band's first Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Caught Up in You" (Don Barnes, Jeff Carlisi, Jim Peterik) - 4:37
  2. "Back Door Stranger" (Carlisi, Larry Steele, Donnie Van Zant) - 4:38
  3. "Back on the Track" (Carlisi, Steele, Van Zant) - 4:45
  4. "Chain Lightnin'" (Barnes, Peterik, Van Zant) - 5:01
  5. "Rough-Housin'" (Barnes, Steele, Van Zant) - 4:08
  6. "You Keep Runnin' Away" (Barnes, Carlisi, Peterik) - 3:56
  7. "Breakin' Loose" (Carlisi, Jack Grondin, Steele, Van Zant) - 3:32
  8. "Take 'Em Out" (Barnes, Carlisi, Steele, Van Zant) - 4:07
  9. "Firestarter" (Barnes, Steele, Van Zant) - 5:01




Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1982 Pop Albums 10

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1982 "Back on the Track" Mainstream Rock 56
1982 "Caught Up in You" Mainstream Rock 1
1982 "Caught Up in You" Pop Singles 10
1982 "Chain Lightnin'" Mainstream Rock 9
1982 "You Keep Runnin' Away" Mainstream Rock 7
1982 "You Keep Runnin' Away" Pop Singles 38