Runaway (The Corrs song)

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Single by The Corrs
from the album Forgiven, Not Forgotten
B-side "Leave Me Alone"
Released 1 September 1995
Format CD single
Recorded November 1994
Genre Pop rock, folk rock
Length 4:24
Label 143/Lava/Atlantic
Writer(s) The Corrs
Producer(s) David Foster
The Corrs singles chronology
"Forgiven, Not Forgotten"

"Runaway" is the debut single by the Irish family band The Corrs. It was released in September 1995, and had middling chart success except in Ireland and Australia, where it peaked at #10.[1] In the UK Singles Chart, it reached #49.

Background and composition[edit]

The song was written by Andrea Corr, Sharon Corr and Caroline Corr. Andrea has said the first time she sang it in front of her parents, she was embarrassed because of the line "make love to me through the night". She noted that she knew her mother would be thinking "where did she learn that?!"[2]

The song has a subtle key change. It is written in F major, but towards the end, the fourth (a B flat) gets augmented (becoming a B), so the key changes to lydian mode. Rhythmically, a similar change happens in the drums, which play a slow 6/8th at first. In the end, a snare drum is played on the 2-eh and 5-eh, which makes a double-time feel.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Runaway" (radio edit) 3:47
2. "Runaway" 4:24
3. "Leave Me Alone" 3:40

The US version contained short previews of the then-forthcoming album Forgiven, Not Forgotten.

Music video[edit]

The video for "Runaway" (1995) was shot in Dublin, featuring locations such as Phoenix Park. The video is shot mostly in black-and-white with flashes of colour in certain scenes.

The video follows the band as they sing and perform on several locations, including a forest and train station platform. The video begins with Andrea on a train, looking out the window and singing, and ends with her getting off the train and running towards the camera.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Remix version[edit]

"Runaway (remix)"
Single by The Corrs
from the album Talk on Corners Special Edition
B-side "What Can I Do"
Released 15 February 1999
Format CD single
Recorded 1998
Genre Pop rock
Length 4:03
Label 143/Lava/Atlantic
Writer(s) The Corrs
Producer(s) David Foster, Tin Tin Out
The Corrs singles chronology
"So Young"
"Runaway (Remix)"
"I Know My Love"

The song was re-released in 1999, remixed by Tin Tin Out, reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart, held from the top by Britney Spears's debut single "...Baby One More Time".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Runaway" (Tin Tin Out remix) (radio edit) 4:03
2. "Runaway" 4:25
3. "What Can I Do?" (bonus track) (Mangini Mix) 4:02

Music video[edit]

Dani Jacob's fourth Corrs videos is, similar to "Love to Love You", compiled of backstage and concert footage; this time from one single gig at the Manchester Evening News Arena on 1 February 1999. It also includes a few scenes of the band in the recording studio with Tin Tin Out working on the remixed version of the song.


Chart Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[12] 2
MTV Asia Hitlist[13] 1


  1. ^ a b Australian Charts
  2. ^ " - Save on Concert, Broadway, Las Vegas and Sports Tickets at!". Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  6. ^ New Zealand Charts
  7. ^ "The Corrs: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  8. ^ "The Corrs – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for The Corrs. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  9. ^ "The Corrs – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for The Corrs. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  10. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles 1996". The Australian Record Industry Association Ltd. Archived from the original on 2 November 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "The Corrs Awards :: Music - For Your Information :: The Corrs Awards @". Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  12. ^ " search results". Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  13. ^ "Music Videos, MTV Playlists, Reality TV, Artist News, Contests, VJ Alan, VJ Hanli - MTV Asia". Retrieved 13 December 2015. 

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