“Every Which Way but Loose” is a song written by Steve Dorff, Snuff Garrett and Milton Brown, and recorded by American country music artist Eddie Rabbitt. It was released in November 1978 as the only single from the soundtrack to the 1978 film of the same name, it spent three weeks atop the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart in February 1979.
Released just weeks before Every Which Way But Loose premiered nationwide, the song debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, the highest debut since the inception of the 100-position chart in July 1973. The record was later tied by Garth Brooks’ “Good Ride Cowboy” in 2005.
From the album Every Which Way But Loose Soundtrack
B-side “Under the Double Eagle”
Released December 1978 (U.S.)
Songwriter(s) Milton Brown Steve Dorff Snuff Garrett
Producer(s) Snuff Garrett