Thursday, June 30, 2011

38 Special - Hold On Loosely

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38 Special (band)

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38 Special
Background information
OriginJacksonville, Florida,
United States
GenresSouthern rock, hard rock, country rock
Years active1974–present
LabelsA&M Records
Associated actsLynyrd Skynyrd, Van Zant, Trace Adkins, Grand Funk Railroad
WebsiteOfficial site
Don Barnes
Donnie Van Zant
Danny Chauncey
Larry Junstrom
Bobby Capps
Gary Moffatt
Past members
Jack Grondin
Jeff Carlisi
Steve Brookins
Max Carl
Scott Hoffman
Ken Lyons
Scott Meeder
38 Special (also written .38 Special or Thirty-Eight Special) is an American rock band that was formed by neighborhood friends Don Barnes and Donnie Van Zant in 1975 in Jacksonville, Florida.[1] The band's first two albums had a strong southern rock vibe. By the early 1980s, 38 Special shifted to a more accessible arena rock style without abandoning its southern rock roots. This shift helped to usher in a string of successful albums and singles.
Their breakthrough hit was "Hold On Loosely" (1981). "Caught Up in You" (1982) and "If I'd Been the One" (1983) both hit #1 on Billboard magazine's Album Rock Tracks chart. "Back Where You Belong" (1984) continued the annual sequence of radio favorites, and "Second Chance" (1989) was a #1 hit on Billboard's adult contemporary chart.
In 2007, 38 Special was the opening act on Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr.'s Rowdy Frynds Tour, and on September 27, 2008, they filmed a CMT Crossroads special with country singer Trace Adkins, performing both artists' hits from over the years. In 2009, 38 Special opened for REO Speedwagon and Styx as part of the "Can't Stop Rockin' Tour."
The current lineup consists of Barnes, Van Zant, guitarist Danny Chauncey, bassist Larry Junstrom, keyboardist Bobby Capps and drummer Gary Moffatt.




Studio albums

197738 Special148
1978Special Delivery207
1980Rockin' into the Night57
1981Wild-Eyed Southern Boys18Platinum
1982Special Forces10Platinum
1984Tour de Force22Platinum
1986Strength in Numbers17Gold
1988Rock & Roll Strategy61
1991Bone Against Steel170
2001A Wild-Eyed Christmas Night

 Compilation and specialty albums

1984Wild Eyed And Live!
1987Flashback: The Best of 38 Special35Platinum
1999Live at Sturgis
200020th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of 38 Special
2003The Very Best of the A&M Years (1977-1988)


YearSinglePeak chart positionsAlbum
1980"Rockin' into the Night"43Rockin' into the Night
1981"Hold on Loosely"273Wild-Eyed Southern Boys
"Fantasy Girl"5230
"Wild-Eyed Southern Boys"35
1982"Caught Up in You"101Special Forces
"You Keep Runnin' Away"387
"Chain Lightnin'"9
"Back on the Track"56
1983"If I'd Been the One"191Tour de Force
"Back Where You Belong"20
1984"Teacher, Teacher"254Teachers (soundtrack)
1986"Like No Other Night"144Strength in Numbers
"Somebody Like You"486
"Heart's on Fire"30
1987"Back to Paradise"414Flashback: The Best of 38 Special
1988"Little Sheba"15Rock & Roll Strategy
"Rock & Roll Strategy"615
1989"Second Chance"62114
"Comin' Down Tonight"67
1991"Rebel to Rebel"30Bone Against Steel
"The Sound of Your Voice"332
1997"Fade to Blue"33Resolution
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

More Singles

  • 1976 Four Wheels
  • 1979 Stone Cold Believer / Rockin' into the Night
  • 1980 Hold On Loosely / Throw Out the Line


  • 1977 My Father's Place, Old Roslyn 1977
  • 1979 Rockin' in Old Roslyn
  • 1980 Denver, Colorado 3/26/80
  • 1984 Eldorado Road
  • 1984 Wild Eyed and Live! in Long Island's Nassau Coliseum, July 1984
  • 1987 Westwood One: Live at the Summit in Houston Texas 5-8-1987
  • 1988 Memphis 1988
  • 2000 Live in Concert (Memphis, TN)


  1. ^ ".38 Special". VH1;2007 All Media Guide, LLC ; Portions of content provided by All Music Guide, a trademark of All Media Guide, LLC. 2007. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 

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