Run for Cover (Sugababes song)

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"Run for Cover"
Run for Cover (Sugababes song) coverart.jpg
Single by Sugababes
from the album One Touch
B-side "Don't Wanna Wait"
Released 9 April 2001
Format CD single, cassette single, vinyl, DVD single, digital download
Recorded Bear Studios, London
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 3:47
Label London
Songwriter(s) Jony Lipsey, Cameron McVey, Paul Simm, Siobhán Donaghy, Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan
Producer(s) Cameron McVey, Jony Rockstar, Paul Simm
Sugababes singles chronology
"New Year"
"Run for Cover"
"Soul Sound"

"New Year"
"Run for Cover"
"Soul Sound"

"Run for Cover" is a song by English girl group Sugababes. Siobhan Donaghy, Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena, Jony Lipsey, Cameron McVey and Paul Simm all co-wrote the song for the band's debut album One Touch (2000). It was released as the album's third single during the second quarter of 2001 (see 2001 in music) and reached the top 20 in Germany and on the UK Singles Chart.

Song information[edit]

The song was produced by Lipsey, McVey and Simm. It received strong reviews from music critics. The track is one of the group's darkest and most haunting singles to date. The lyrics describe escaping from the reality and harshness of the world, possibly an abusive relationship (you never seem to wonder/how much you make me suffer). It was released as the third single from the group's debut album One Touch in the spring of 2001 and sold 64,242 copies. Siobhán Donaghy did not have any solo vocals in this track, although producers have cited her as writing the majority of the lyrics to the song. In 2007, Czech singer Tereza Kerndlová covered the song as "Zhasis" for her album Orchidej.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD single
  1. "Run for Cover" - 3:47
  2. "Don't Wanna Wait" - 4:42
  3. "Run for Cover" [Zero Gravity Suga & Spice Mix] - 5:51
UK Cassette single
  1. "Run for Cover" - 3:47
  2. "Don't Wanna Wait" - 4:42
UK DVD single
  1. "Run for Cover" [Video]
  2. "Overload" [Nick Faber Mix]
  3. "Overload" [Video]
  4. "New Year" [Video]
Australian CD single
  1. "Run for Cover" - 3:47
  2. "Don't Wanna Wait" - 4:42
  3. "Run for Cover" [J-Walk Mix] - 4:45
  4. "Run for Cover" [Zero Gravity Suga & Spice Mix] - 5:51


Chart (2001) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1] 36
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 38
Germany (Official German Charts)[3] 20
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 35
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[5] 33
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 49
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 49
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 36
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 13

Official versions and appearances[edit]

These are the official versions and remixes and the release they appear on, of "Run for Cover":

Version Release appearance
Album Version "Run for Cover" single
One Touch
Overloaded: The Singles Collection
Zero Gravity Suga & Spice Mix "Run for Cover" single
J-Walk Mix
Video "Run for Cover" single
Overloaded: The Videos Collection
Live at Radio 1 "Soul Sound" single
G4orce All Things Nice Dub Overloaded: The Remix Collection


  1. ^ " – Sugababes – Run for Cover". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  2. ^ " – Sugababes – Run for Cover" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  3. ^ " – Sugababes – Run for Cover". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Chart Track: Week 15, 2001". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 19, 2001" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 20 March 2013.
  6. ^ " – Sugababes – Run for Cover" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  7. ^ " – Sugababes – Run for Cover". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  8. ^ " – Sugababes – Run for Cover". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  9. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Run For Cover by Sugababes Search". Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013. Archived from the original on 15 May 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2013.

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