Runaway (Jamiroquai song)

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"Runaway"
Single by Jamiroquai
from the album High Times: Singles 1992-2006
B-side Runaway (Tom Belton Remix)
Released 30 October 2006
Format CD, 12", digital download
Recorded 2004-2006
Genre Funk, disco, pop
Length 3:45
Label Sony BMG, Columbia Records
Writer(s) Jason Kay, Robert Harris, Matthew Johnson
Producer(s) Jason Kay, Matthew Johnson, Mike Spencer
Jamiroquai singles chronology
"Hollywood Swinging"
(2005)
"Runaway"
(2006)
"White Knuckle Ride"
(2010)

"Runaway" is the first and only single taken from British Acid Jazz band Jamiroquai's greatest hits compilation, High Times: Singles 1992–2006. The single was released on 30 October 2006. It was their fifth #1 on the U.S. Dance Chart and peaked at #18 on the UK Singles Chart.

Background[edit]

The song's lyrics relate to a protest regarding the group's record label, Sony BMG, who wanted to cut the band off after six records, however, their contract claimed they had an eight-record deal. Jay Kay confirmed this following a performance of the song in London's Jazz Cafe in August 2008. The single peaked at #18 on the UK Singles Chart.[1] The promotional version of the single includes an early demo version of the song, which runs at 3:29, rather than the finished version of the song, which runs at 3:45.

Music Video[edit]

The video was filmed in London and it has two sections: one, it features Jay Kay dancing and singing in his home studio, and the other one, is a man driving in a dune buggy on the roads of London with an astronaut suit. At the bridge, we see the astronaut drive through the tunnel, and if we look closely, we notice that is the same singer, Jay Kay. The video ends where it starts, with the astronaut exiting at the subway station, the Piccadilly Circus tube station.

Tracklisting[edit]

UK CD1
  1. "Runaway" (Jason Kay, Robert Harris, Matthew Johnson) – 3:44
  2. "Runaway" (Tom Belton Remix - Edit) – 3:30
UK CD2
  1. "Runaway" (Jason Kay, Robert Harris, Matthew Johnson) – 3:44
  2. "Runaway" (Tom Belton Remix) – 7:11
  3. "Runaway" (Grant Nelson Remix) – 6:10
  4. "Runaway" (Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Remix) – 6:37
UK 12" Single
  1. "Runaway" (Jason Kay, Robert Harris, Matthew Johnson) – 3:44
  2. "Runaway" (Grant Nelson Remix) – 6:10
  3. "Runaway" (Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Remix) – 6:37
UK Promotional Single
  1. "Runaway" (Demo Version) - 3:29

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[2] 18
Chart (2006) Peak
position
Hot Dance Club Songs[3] 1

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Rock This Party (Everybody Dance Now)" by Bob Sinclar featuring Cutee B, Dollarman and Big Ali
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
3 March 2007
Succeeded by
"Irreplaceable" by Beyoncé