Fox on the Run (Sweet song)
|"Fox on the Run"|
|Single by Sweet|
|from the album Desolation Boulevard|
|Songwriter(s)||Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Andy Scott, Mick Tucker|
|Sweet singles chronology|
"Fox on the Run" is a song by the British band Sweet, first recorded in 1974. It was Sweet's first single that was written by the band, rather than producers Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, and was their 14th single overall. "Fox" being slang for an attractive woman, the lyrics are apparently about one of the band's groupies; Bomp! called the song "a definitive hard-rock bubblegum record" and "one of the last glitter classics".
Two versions were recorded by Sweet. The original version was produced by Mike Chapman in association with Nicky Chinn on the European version of the 1974 album Desolation Boulevard. Sweet also recorded and produced a more pop-oriented version as a 7" single in 1975, which is the more familiar version of the song. The 1975 single version was included on the Capitol Records version of Desolation Boulevard.
The song appears in numerous films, including Dazed And Confused, Detroit Rock City, When in Rome, Catch .44, and The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard. Its inclusion in the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 led to the song reaching number one on the iTunes Rock Chart in late 2016.
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Weekly singles charts
|"Fuchs geh' voran"|
|Single by Scorpions|
|Songwriter(s)||Brian Connolly, Steve Priest|
Andy Scott, Mick Tucker
"Fuchs geh' voran" is a German cover version of the song with lyrics about a literal fox being chased by hunters to sell its fur. It was released as a single in 1975 by the German rock band Scorpions as The Hunters. The B-side also features a German cover version of another Sweet song, "Action", as "Wenn es richtig losgeht".
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Many artists and groups have covered this song, including The Regrettes (for the AV Undercover series) Eric Singer, Girlschool, Red Hot Chili Peppers, You Am I, Mad Max, Deadsy, Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13, Ace Frehley, Make-Up, Fender Boys, The Lolas, The Academy Is..., Sweet Savage, and Nip Drivers for the Desperate Teenage Lovedolls soundtrack. A 1986 recording by The Replacements is featured on the 2017 live album For Sale: Live at Maxwell's 1986.
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