Runaway Baby

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"Runaway Baby"
Promotional single by Bruno Mars from the album Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Released 31 October 2011
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Pop rock
Length 2:27
Label Atlantic, Elektra
Writer Bruno Mars, Brody Brown
Producer The Smeezingtons
Doo-Wops & Hooligans track listing
"Our First Time"
"Runaway Baby"
"The Lazy Song"

"Runaway Baby" is a song by American singer and songwriter Bruno Mars, which appears on his debut studio album Doo-Wops & Hooligans. It was written by Mars and Brody Brown and produced by The Smeezingtons. The song peaked at number 19 on the UK Singles Chart on October 30, 2011, after Mars performed the song on The X Factor results show on October 30, 2011. "Runaway Baby" was used as the opening theme for the film Friends with Benefits.[1] The song was also used for a trailer of the movie Escape from Planet Earth in 2013.

Live version[edit]

During live performances of the song, there is an extra break where Mars does a James Brown dance.[citation needed] In most live performances, he picks up a megaphone to sing the bridge of the song. On October 30, 2011, Mars gave an exclusive performance of the song on the results show of The X Factor UK. Mars performed this song as the opening for the 54th Grammy Awards with the same dance moves and sings the bridge with a megaphone. The performance is highly acclaimed by critics.

Mars also performed a shortened version of the song as part of his Super Bowl XLVIII halftime performance, though without the megaphone.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Runaway Baby" - 2:28


Chart (2011-12) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[2] 66
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[3] 35
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[4] 18
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[5] 5
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 19
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 50


  1. ^ "Friends With benefits (2011) - Cast and Credits". Yahoo! Movies. 2011. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bruno Mars Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Bruno Mars. Retrieved 2012-02-23.
  3. ^ " – Bruno Mars – Runaway Baby". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
  4. ^ "Archive Chart: 2011-11-05". Scottish Singles Top 40. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
  5. ^ "Archive Chart: 2011-11-05" UK R&B Chart. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
  6. ^ "Archive Chart: 2011-11-05" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
  7. ^ "Bruno Mars Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Bruno Mars. Retrieved 2012-02-23.

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