Artist Countdown: 38 Special Top 30 Tracks 12pm ET

38 Special38 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 1974 in Jacksonville, Florida.

The band’s first two albums had a strong southern rock influence. 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 No. 1 on Billboard magazine’s Album Rock Tracks chart. “Back Where You Belong” (1984) continued the annual sequence of radio favorites. In 1985 they had another hit with “Teacher Teacher”, written by Jim Vallance and Bryan Adams. The song climbed to #4 on the Billboard Top Tracks Chart, spending 10 weeks on the chart from the soundtrack of the 1984 film Teachers. “Second Chance” was a No. 1 hit on Billboard’s adult contemporary chart in 1989, followed by The Sound of Your Voice in 1991 (Billboard Hot 100 #33) from ‘Bone Against Steel’ and ‘Fade to Blue’ from the album ‘Resolution’ made it to #33 on the Mainstream Rock chart in 1997.

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.” – Wikipedia

1 Second Chance
2 Caught Up in You
3 Like No Other Night
4 If I’d Been the One
5 Teacher, Teacher
6 Hold On Loosely
7 The Sound of Your Voice
8 You Keep Runnin’ Away
9 Back to Paradise
10 Somebody Like You
11 Rock & Roll Strategy
12 Fantasy Girl
13 Chain Lightnin’
14 Little Sheba
15 Back Where You Belong
16 Heart’s on Fire
17 Rebel to Rebel
18 Fade to Blue
19 Wild-Eyed Southern Boys
20 Rockin’ into the Night
21 Back on the Track
22 Comin’ Down Tonight
23 Just A Little Love
24 Stone Cold Believer
25 Four Wheels
26 I Just Wanna Rock & Roll
27 The Squeeze
28 Treasure
29 Just Can’t Leave You Alone
30 Twenteith Centry Fox

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