Take It on the Run
|"Take It on the Run"|
|Single by REO Speedwagon|
|from the album Hi Infidelity|
|Recorded||September 18, 1980|
|REO Speedwagon singles chronology|
"Take It on the Run" is the fifth track on the REO Speedwagon album Hi Infidelity. It was released as a single in 1981 and reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #6 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart. It also reached #19 in the UK, #44 in New Zealand and #4 in the Canada RPM Top 100 Singles chart. The song was written by guitarist Gary Richrath. "Take It on the Run" was the follow-up single behind the group’s #1 hit, "Keep on Loving You".
This song was released as a downloadable add-on for the Rock Band video game franchise on April 21, 2009.
- Kevin Cronin - acoustic guitar, lead vocals
- Gary Richrath - lead guitar
- Neal Doughty - keyboards
- Alan Gratzer - drums, vocals
- Bruce Hall - bass, vocals
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- "Top Singles – Volume 34, No. 26, June 6, 1981". RPM. RPM Music Publications Ltd. June 6, 1981. Retrieved August 12, 2014.