|Single by Del Shannon|
|from the album Runaway with Del Shannon|
|Released||February 18, 1961|
|Recorded||January 21, 1961|
|Studio||Bell Sound (New York City)|
|Del Shannon singles chronology|
|"Runaway" at YouTube|
"Runaway" is a 1961 debut single from Del Shannon. It is the leading single from debut studio album Runaway with Del Shannon and went to number 1 in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Canada and number 2 in Ireland and the Netherlands. It went on to be covered by numerous artists including Bonnie Raitt in 1977.
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- Laura R. Ashlee (2005). Traveling Through Time: A Guide to Michigan's Historical Markers. University of Michigan Press. p. 60. ISBN 0-472-03066-3.
- Dafydd Rees; Luke Crampton (1999). Rock Stars Encyclopedia. Dorling Kindersley. p. 898. ISBN 978-0-7894-4613-8.
- Mason, Stewart. "Runaway" at AllMusic
- Breihan, Tom (March 23, 2018). "The Number Ones: Del Shannon's "Runaway"". Stereogum. Retrieved June 9, 2023.
The band behind him plays hard R&B...
- Pitchfork Staff (August 18, 2006). "The 200 Best Songs of the 1960s". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 12, 2022.
A No. 1 smash in 1961, rock'n'roll through and through, "Runaway" is also a proto-synth pop hit, introducing the electric musitron with a wicked solo.