Relive 5 Tracks From .38 Special In The ’70s

Relive 5 Tracks From .38 Special In The ’70s | I Love Classic Rock Videos

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Following the trail that Southern rock pioneers like the Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd made, .38 Special slowly made a name for themselves. Their sound was reminiscent of Southern rock, but one that went in a more commercialized direction – pop, some would say. But this doesn’t mean that the band didn’t make quality music, in fact, they are some of the most celebrated rockers in the scene – no to mention the Van Zant charm loaded within them. That being said, here are some of the best .38 Special songs from the ’70s.

“R0ckin’ Into the Night” – R0ckin’ Into the Night (1979)

What better way to start the band’s third album with the title cut “Rockin’ Into The Night”? The song was written by three Survivor members and was the .38 Special’s first big heat, placing 43rd on the Billboard Hot 100 for a full nine weeks.

“Around and Around” – 38 Special (1977)

A cover of a Chuck Berry original, “Around and Around” was given the .38 Special treatment by infusing it with a country tinge. It still kept the faithful call and response execution, which turned out quite well considering the R&B roots of the song.

“I’m A Fool For You” – Special Delivery (1978)

Stil carrying their hard rock sound, “I’m a Fool For You” has the band copping out their experimentation before settling with their famed Southern rock/pop combo. It has Skynyrd’s Billy Powell on keys as special participation.

“Can’t Keep A Good Man Down” – Special Delivery (1978)

Featuring great guitar melodies and a driving rhythm, “Can’t Keep a Good Man Down” is one of the album’s prime cuts.

“Money Honey” – R0ckin’ Into the Night (1979)

A cover of a ’50s doo-wop song, .38 Special goes a bit playful with “Money Honey”. Bare and intimate, it fits the album’s theme just right.