.38 Special – “Caught Up In You” – (1982)

Apologies to mega-fans, but there are only two .38 Special songs that really stand apart (at least to me). This is one of them and the newer of the two. I always kind of assumed .38 Special was a poor-man’s Lynyrd Skynrd, but I guess that’s not really true as this band was all-80s, whereas Skynyrd was mostly the 1970s. There is a piece of this song – or, more correctly, a piece of the bassline at one specific part of the song that sounds identical to the Police’s “Roxanne.” Listen for it around the 2:13 mark in the song. Also, this song peaked at #10 on the Hot 100 and topped the Mainstream Rock chart.

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