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"Try It Out" is a 1981 single by the Montreal-based singer, Gino Soccio. From the album, Closer, "Try It Out" along with the track, "Hold Tight" hit number one on the dance chart for six weeks and was the top hit on the dance play chart for the year. [1] "Try It Out" also reached number twenty-two on the soul singles chart. [2]

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Chart positions

Chart (1981)Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 22

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References

  1. Joel Whitburn's Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003, 2004
  2. Joel Whitburn Presents Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004, 2004