Runnin' Out of Air

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"Runnin' Out of Air"
Single by Love and Theft
from the album Love and Theft
Released November 5, 2012 (2012-11-05)
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 3:20
Label RCA Nashville
Writer(s) Matt Jenkins
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne
Producer(s) Josh Leo
Love and Theft singles chronology
"Angel Eyes"
"Runnin' Out of Air"
"If You Ever Get Lonely"

"Runnin' Out of Air" is a song recorded by American country music duo Love and Theft. It was released in November 2012 as the second single from their second studio album, Love and Theft.[1] The song was written by Matt Jenkins, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song four and a half stars out of five, comparing it to "a busted piñata that just keeps giving sweet goodness." Dukes wrote that "even traditionalists won’t be able to keep from tapping a boot when the first hit of the snare drum melts into a funky guitar lick that sets the mood for what’s to come. […] Add guitar, piano, mandolin and effortless harmonies, and you have a single that bursts out of the speakers." He predicted that "by embracing everything great about artists like Rascal Flatts and Taylor Swift while adding their own unique sounds, they’ve created a single radio will still be playing years from now."[3] In his review of the album, Matt Bjorke of Roughstock wrote that the song "feels like a bother potential hit with the moody, swampy melody being accentuated with mandolins and b-3 in Josh Leo's production mix a long with a little cow bell." Bjorke felt that it was "a nice play on love lost and the sadness that can accompany those emotions."[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Mason Dixon and premiered in November 2012.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

"Runnin' Out of Air" debuted at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of November 24, 2012. It also debuted at number 50 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of February 2, 2013.

Chart (2012–2013) Peak
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[6] 35
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 38


  1. ^ "Love and Theft Release New Single 'Running Out of Air' Today". Roughstock. November 5, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ Conaway, Alanna (November 16, 2012). "Love and Theft, ‘Runnin’ Out of Air’ – Lyrics Uncovered". Taste of Country. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ Dukes, Billy (October 17, 2012). "Love and Theft, ‘Runnin’ Out of Air’ – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ Bjorke, Matt (July 23, 2012). "Album Review: Love and Theft - Love and Theft". Roughstock. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ "CMT : Videos : Love and Theft : Runnin' Out of Air". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Love and Theft Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Love and Theft.
  7. ^ "Love and Theft Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Love and Theft.