Run to the Sun

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"Run to the Sun"
Erasure - Run to the Sun.jpg
Single by Erasure
from the album I Say I Say I Say
B-side "Tenderest Moments"
Released 18 July 1994
Format 12", 7", cassette, CD
Recorded 1994
Genre Synthpop, Dance
Length 4:12 (single version)
4:25 (album version)
Label Mute (UK)
Elektra (U.S.)
Songwriter(s) Vince Clarke, Andy Bell
Producer(s) Martyn Ware
Erasure singles chronology
"Always"
(1994)
"Run to the Sun"
(1994)
"I Love Saturday"
(1994)
"Always"
(1994)
"Run to the Sun"
(1994)
"I Love Saturday"
(1994)

"Run to the Sun" is a song by British synthpop duo Erasure, released as the second single from their sixth studio album I Say I Say I Say. An uptempo dance music track, the song displays signature synthesizer programming by band member Vince Clarke. "Run to the Sun" was written by Clarke with fellow Erasure member Andy Bell.

The track peaked at number six on the UK singles chart (Erasure's fifteenth UK Top 10 hit). In Germany, "Run to the Sun" stalled at number forty-nine and in the U.S. it reached position twenty-four on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. On the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, it climbed to number fourteen. The UK 7" single of "Run to the Sun" was issued on yellow-coloured vinyl and featured a fold-out poster of the single's cover artwork.

The single's B-side, a ballad entitled "Tenderest Moments", was later re-recorded by Erasure in an acoustic version for their 2006 album Union Street.

The video for the song, shot at the World Clock in Alexanderplatz Berlin, features an early appearance by Jason Statham as a silver-painted background dancer.

Track listings[edit]

7" single (MUTE153) / Cassette single (CMUTE153)[edit]

  1. "Run to the Sun"
  2. "Tenderest Moments"
  3. "Run to the Sun" (Beatmasters' Intergalactic Mix)

12" single (12MUTE153)[edit]

  1. "Run to the Sun"
  2. "Run to the Sun" (Beatmasters' Galactic Mix)
  3. "Run to the Sun" (Amber Solaire)
  4. "Run to the Sun" (Beatmasters' Outergalactic Mix)
  5. "Run to the Sun" (The Simon & Diamond Bhangra Remix)
  6. "Run to the Sun" (Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun Mix)
  7. "Run to the Sun" (Diss-Cuss Mix)

CD single #1 (CDMUTE153)[edit]

  1. "Run to the Sun" – 4:13
  2. "Tenderest Moments" – 5:29
  3. "Run to the Sun" (Beatmasters' Galactic Mix) – 7:19

CD single #2 (LCDMUTE153)[edit]

  1. "Run to the Sun" (Beatmasters' Outergalactic Mix) – 5:37
  2. "Run to the Sun" (The Simon & Diamond Bhangra Remix) – 4:25
  3. "Run to the Sun" (Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun Mix) – 6:20
  4. "Run to the Sun" (Amber Solaire) – 10:11

US maxi-single (66208-2)[edit]

  1. "Run to the Sun" (7" Version) – 4:14
  2. "Run to the Sun" (Beatmasters' Galactic Mix) – 7:22
  3. "Run to the Sun" (Amber Solaire Mix) – 10:14
  4. "Run to the Sun" (Beatmasters' Outergalactic Mix) – 5:38
  5. "Run to the Sun" (The Simon & Diamond Bhangra Remix) – 4:27
  6. "Run to the Sun" (Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun Mix) – 6:20

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[1] 5
German Singles Chart[2] 49
Irish Singles Chart[3] 19
Swedish Singles Chart[4] 19
UK Singles Chart[5] 6
US Dance/Club Play Singles[6] 14
US Hot Dance Music Sales[7] 48

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 
  2. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche - musicline.de". musicline.de. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Jaclyn Ward - Fireball Media Ltd. - http://www.fireballmedia.ie. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "swedishcharts.com - Swedish Charts Portal". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "ERASURE | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Billboard - Music Charts, News, Photos & Video | Billboard". billboard.com. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "AllMusic | Record Reviews, Streaming Songs, Genres & Bands". allmusic.com. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 

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