Never Run, Never Hide

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Never Run, Never Hide
BennyMardonesNeverRunNeverHidealbum.jpg
Studio album by
Released1980
Recorded1979-1980
GenrePop rock
Length37:20
LabelPolydor
ProducerBarry Mraz
Benny Mardones chronology
Thank God for Girls
(1978)
Never Run, Never Hide
(1980)
Too Much to Lose
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Never Run, Never Hide was an album released in 1980 by pop-rock singer-songwriter Benny Mardones. It included his only major hit, "Into the Night", which peaked at number 11 in 1980, and re-charted nine years later, in 1989.

In 1989, a Where Are They Now? Arizona radio segment spurred Los Angeles DJ Scott Shannon to add the song to his playlist, ultimately rocketing the song back onto the national charts, on May 6, 1989. Mardones' recording peaked this time at #20 the first week in July, adding 17 weeks to its previous run of 20, to add up to a total of 37 (non consecutive) weeks, breaking the record set by Laura Branigan with her single "Gloria", which charted for 36 (consecutive) weeks from July 1982 to March 1983, for the longest-charting single of the 1980s by a solo artist.

The track "American Bandstand" was written about the music TV show of the same name and the presenter/host Dick Clark. The song was performed on the show.[2]

"Hold Me Down" was originally recorded and released on Mardones' 1978 debut album Thank God for Girls.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "She's So French" 4:35 (Benny Mardones, David Leigh Byron)
  2. "Mighta Been Love" 4:07 (Mardones, Robert Tepper)
  3. "Into the Night" 4:32 (Mardones, Tepper)
  4. "Crazy Boy" 4:21 (Mardones, Byron)
  5. "Hold Me Down" 3:15 (Mardones, Byron, Hayden Wayne)
  6. "American Bandstand" 3:51 (Mardones, Byron)
  7. "Hey Baby" 3:55 (Mardones)
  8. "Hometown Girls" 3:14 (Mardones, Byron)
  9. "Too Young" 5:14 (Mardones, Tepper)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[4] 65
Chart (1989) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[5] 178

Production[edit]

  • Produced By Barry Mraz
  • Engineered & Mixed By Barry Mraz & Paul Speck
  • Mastered By Vladimir Meller
  • Tracks 2, 3, 7 & 9 published by Papa Jack Music. Tracks 1, 4, 5, 6 & 8 published by Papa Jack Music/Inner Sanctum Ltd.

Personnel[edit]

  • Ron Bloom, Bobby Massaro - guitars
  • Kinny Landrum - keyboards
  • "Rockin'" Leigh Foxx - bass
  • Sandy Gennaro - drums, percussion
  • Robert Tepper - backing vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWtR1DaOedA
  3. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Benny-Mardones-Thank-God-For-Girls/release/1724459
  4. ^ "AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-03-03.
  5. ^ "Music News, Reviews, Articles, Information, News Online & Free Music". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-03-03.

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