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 single, DVD single, digital download
Recorded London, England
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 3:47
Label London
Writer(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"

"Run for Cover" is a song performed by English girl group Sugababes. The 'Babes, 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


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