Turn Me Loose

Loverboy

About Turn Me Loose

"Turn Me Loose" is a hit song recorded by the Canadian rock band Loverboy. It was released on their eponymous debut album in 1980, and as a single in 1981. With a strong rock synthesizer start to the song, followed by a steady build on the guitars, it peaked at #7 on the RPM singles chart in 1981 and #6 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart in the US.


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2009
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I was born to run
I was born to dream
The craziest boy you ever seen
I gotta do it my way
Or no way at all

And I was here to please
I'm even on knees
Makin' love to whoever I please
I gotta do it my way
Or no way at all

And then you came around
Tried to tie me down
I was such a clown
You had to have it your way
Or no way at all

Well I've had all I can take
I can't take it no more
I'm gonna pack my bags and fly, baby
Or no way at all

So why don't you turn me lose
Turn me loose
Turn me loose
I gotta do it my way
Or no way at all

Why don't you turn me loose
Turn me loose
Turn me loose
I gotta do it my way
I want to fly

I'm here to please
I'm even on my knees
Makin' love to whoever I please
I gotta do it my way
I gotta do it my way
And when you came around
You tried to tie me down
I was such a clown
You had to have it your way
Well I'm sayin' no way

So why don't you turn me loose
Turn me loose
Turn me loose
I gotta do it my way
Or no way at all

Why don't you turn me loose
Turn me loose
Turn me loose
I gotta do it my way
I want to fly

So why don't you turn me loose,
Turn me loose
Turn me loose
I gotta do it my way
Or no way at all

Why don't you turn me loose
Turn me loose
Turn me loose
I gotta do it my way
I gotta do it my way

Why don't you turn me loose
Turn me loose
Turn me loose
I gotta do it my way
I want to fly

Turn me loose

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Loverboy

Loverboy is a Canadian rock group formed in 1979 in Calgary, Alberta. Throughout the 1980s, the band accumulated numerous hit songs in Canada and the United States, earning four multi-platinum albums and selling millions of records. After being rejected by many American record labels, they signed with Columbia/CBS Records Canada and began recording their first album March 20, 1980, with Mike Reno (born in New Westminster, B.C. January 8, 1955 and previously with Moxy as Mike Rynoski) on lead vocals, Paul Dean (born in Vancouver, B.C. on February 19, 1946; previously with Streetheart and Scrubbaloe Caine) on guitars and vocals, Jim Clench (formerly of April Wine and BTO, who was born in Montreal May 1, 1949 but was quickly replaced by Scott Smith born in Winni… more »

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Written by: PAUL DEAN, PAUL WARREN DEAN, MIKE RENO

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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12 facts about this song

Release Information
"Turn Me Loose" was released in 1980 as Loverboy's debut single from their eponymous debut album.
Chart Success
The single was a hit and climbed to number 6 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1981.
Popular Music Video
The music video of "Turn Me Loose," which features Loverboy's lead singer Mike Reno and guitarist Paul Dean in a concert setting, became highly popular on MTV.
Songwriter Credits
The song was written by Loverboy band members, Mike Reno and Paul Dean.
International Success
Outside of the United States, "Turn Me Loose" also charted in the Netherlands, reaching number 29 on the Dutch Top 40.
Unique Keyboard Sound
The song features a distinctive keyboard intro played by Loverboy's keyboardist Doug Johnson.
Cover Versions
"Turn Me Loose" has been covered by several artists, including country singer Vince Gill and Polish singer Basia Trzetrzelewska.
Use in Media and Advertising
The song has been used in various films, television series, and commercials, including the movie "Wet Hot American Summer" and commercials for the 2012 Nissan Maxima.
Collaborative Recording
Despite being a rock band, Loverboy recorded "Turn Me Loose" with a strong pop sensibility, supposedly influenced by producer Bruce Fairbairn.
Album Success
Along with "The Kid is Hot Tonite", another single from their debut album, "Turn Me Loose" helped the Loverboy album achieve multi-platinum status in the US and Canada.
Legacy
"Turn Me Loose", with its catchy guitar riffs and powerful vocals, is still one of Loverboy's most recognized songs more than three decades after its release.
Live Performance Favorite
The song continues to be a staple of the band's live performances and is popular with fans.

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