Fox on the Run (Sweet song)

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"Fox on the Run"
Single by Sweet
from the album Desolation Boulevard (US release)
B-side "Miss Demeanor" (Europe)
"Burn on the Flame" (USA)
Released March 1975
November 1975 (USA)
Format 7" vinyl
Recorded 1975
Genre Glam rock, hard rock, power pop[1]
Length 3:24
Label RCA (Europe)
Capitol (USA)
Writer(s) Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Andy Scott, Mick Tucker
Producer(s) Sweet
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Sweet singles chronology
"Peppermint Twist"
"Fox on the Run"
"Fox on the Run"
Song by Sweet from the album Desolation Boulevard (European release)
Released November 1974
Recorded 1974
Genre Hard rock, glam rock
Length 4:49
Label RCA
Writer(s) Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Andy Scott, Mick Tucker
Producer(s) Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn

"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. The lyrics of the song are about groupies;[original research?] "fox" was a popular slang term at the time for an attractive woman.

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 North American 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.

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Scorpions version[edit]

"Fuchs geh' voran"
Single by The Hunters
Released 1975
Format 7" vinyl
Genre Hard rock
Length 3:17
Writer(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".

Other covers[edit]

Many artists and groups have covered this song, including Eric Singer, Girlschool, Red Hot Chili Peppers, You Am I, Mad Max, Deadsy, Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13, Ace Frehley (Kiss), The Infamous Unknowns, Make-Up, The Academy Is..., Sweet Savage, Gourmet Mushroom X, and Nip Drivers for the Desperate Teenage Lovedolls soundtrack.

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