Bustin' Loose (song)

"Bustin' Loose"
Single by Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers
from the album Bustin' Loose
A-side "Bustin' Loose Part I"
B-side "Bustin' Loose Part II"
Released 1979 (1979)
Genre Go-go
Label Source Records
Songwriter(s) Chuck Brown
Producer(s) James Purdie

"Bustin' Loose (Part 1)" was a hit song for Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers.[1] Released from the album of the same name, it spent four weeks at the top of the R&B singles chart in early 1979 and peaked at number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[1][2] The Nelly song "Hot in Herre" contains an interpolation of "Bustin' Loose".

From the opening of Nationals Park until the 2015 season, the song was played after every home run the Washington Nationals hit. It was replaced by the Jessie J song Bang Bang. It has since returned for the 2017 season after every home run hit by a Washington National.


  1. 1 2 Thompson, Dave (2001). "Part Four: The New School". Funk: Third Ear - The Essential Listening Companion (1st ed.). San Francisco: BackBeat Books. pp. 297–299. ISBN 0-87930-629-7.
  2. Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 82.
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