Eddie Rabbit – Every Which Way But Loose

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.

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Cover LP Every Which Way But Loose
Cover LP Every Which Way But Loose

“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.)
Recorded 1978
Genre Country
Length 2:51
Label Elektra
Songwriter(s) Milton Brown Steve Dorff Snuff Garrett
Producer(s) Snuff Garrett

Eddie Rabbit – Every Which Way But Loose Lyrics

I’ve always been the kind of man who doesn’t believe in strings
Long term obligations are just unnecessary things
But girl you’ve got me thinkin’, while I’m drinking one more beer
If I’m headed for a heartache, then why the hell am I still here

I’m testin’ my resistance and it’s wearin’ mighty thin
I got the feelin’ I should leave before the roof caves in
My mind tells me to move along but my body begs me stay
And now I feel the need to hold you close and love the night away

While you’re turnin’ me
Every which way but loose
You turn me every which way but loose
Inside the fire’s burnin’ me
In my mind you just keep turnin’ me
Every which way but loose
Baby there’s no excuse
To turn me every which way but loose

When the sun comes up in the mornin’ it should find me someplace new
But right this minute all I want is to lay here next to you
Those memories still keep callin’ me from somewhere in my past
Better hurry if they want me cause I can feel me fading fast

While you’re turnin’ me
Every which way but loose
You turn me every which way but loose
Inside the fire’s burnin’ me
In my mind you just keep turnin’ me
Every which way but loose
Baby there’s no excuse
To turn me every which way

Every which way but loose
You turn me every which way but loose
Inside the fire’s burnin’ me
In my mind you just keep turnin’ me
Every which way but loose
Baby there’s no excuse
To turn me every which way but loose

Single Eddie Rabbitt Elektra 1978
Single Eddie Rabbitt Elektra 1978

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