Runaway Love (EP)

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Runaway Love
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EP by En Vogue
Released September 21, 1993
Recorded September 1991 - August 1993
Genre R&B
Label eastwest
Producer Thomas McElroy, Denzil Foster
En Vogue chronology
Funky Divas
(1992)Funky Divas1992
Runaway Love
(1993)
EV3
(1997)EV31997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A- [2]
Entertainment Weekly A- [3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[4]
Vibe Favorable[5]

Runaway Love is a EP by American recording group En Vogue, released in 1993 on Eastwest Records. The EP followed their multi-platinum hit album Funky Divas in 1992. The EP contains the title track, "Runaway Love" featuring FMob, known as Thomas McElroy and Denzil Foster.

Commercial reception[edit]

The self-titled lead single from "Runaway Love" quickly became a hit on US Pop and R&B, the EP gained commercial success and hit the top 20 on Billboard's Top R&B Albums, although peaked lower at 49 on the Billboard 200. Also included is the hit collaboration with Salt-N-Pepa, titled "Whatta Man", a top five hit on Billboard's Hot 100 and Top R&B Songs.[6] The EP also features new remixes of "What Is Love", "Desire", and "Hip Hop Lover" from the Funky Divas album.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and produced by Denzil Foster and Thomas Elroy, except noted otherwise.

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Runaway Love (E.P. Version)" (featuring FMob)
4:58
2. "Whatta Man" (Salt-N-Pepa - featuring En Vogue) 4:54
3. "Hip Hop Lover (Hip Hop Remix)"
4:18
4. "Desire (Dancehall Remix)"
3:57
5. "What Is Love (Club Mix)"
5:35
6. "Runaway Love (Extended Version)" (featuring FMob)
5:36

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits from EP liner notes[7]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[8] 49
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[8] 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ En Vogue - Runaway Love EP review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  2. ^ Review By Christgau, R. CG Review: En Vogue Albums. American Rock Critics
  3. ^ Reviewed By Hardy, E, James. En Vogue - Runaway Love EP Album. Entertainment Weekly
  4. ^ Reviewed By Brackett, Nathan RollingStone Album Guide, En Vogue Albums Review. Rollingstone
  5. ^ Reviewed By Gonzales, A. Michael. Review: "Runaway Love EP" By En Vogue. Vibe, October,1993
  6. ^ En Vogue - Chart Singles history. Billboard
  7. ^ "En Vogue - Runaway Love" (CD EP). Discogs
  8. ^ a b "Artist Chart History - En Vogue". Billboard. 

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