Runaway Love (En Vogue song)

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"Runaway Love"
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Single by En Vogue
from the album Runaway Love
Released August 26, 1993 (radio)
October 1993 (U.S.)
Format CD single, Cassette single
Recorded June—July 1993
Genre R&B, hip hop
Length 4:59
Label EastWest
Writer(s) Thomas McElroy, Denzil Foster
Producer(s) Thomas McElroy, Denzil Foster
En Vogue singles chronology
"Love Don't Love You"
"Runaway Love"
"What Is Love"

"Runaway Love" is a song by American R&B/pop group En Vogue released in 1993. It is the first single from the group's EP, Runaway Love. After the huge success of their album Funky Divas, the single was released.


The song was written and produced by Thomas McElroy and Denzil Foster. Group members, Cindy Herron and Terry Ellis share lead vocals, Dawn Robinson leads on the bridge, and spoken intro is by Maxine Jones. Elroy and Foster contributed vocals and spoken rap, their known as the alias FMob group.

Commercial reception[edit]

The single was released to radio in late August 1993 and was immediately added to airplay rotation, debuting on the Hot 100 Airplay at #31 the week of September 4, 1993. The physical single was not released until almost two months later, after maximum airplay had been reached, resulting in the failure of the single to peak within the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100.

Failure in the single to chart higher was possible do to "Runaway Love" initially being available only on the EP. The EP had been released shortly after the single was issued and was considered an album not a single. However, the single manage to peak within the Top 20 on US Pop and US R&B airplay.[1]

Formats and track listings[edit]


  • Backing Vocals – Maxine Jones
  • Guitar – Marlon McClain
  • Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Cindy Herron, Dawn Robinson, Terry Ellis
  • Keyboards, Drum Programming – Denzil Foster, Thomas McElroy
  • Mixed, Engineer – Ken Kessie
  • Production coordinator – Angela Skinner, Marie McElroy
  • Producer, Executive-Producer – Thomas McElroy and Denzil Foster


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[4] 62
Dutch Singles Chart[5] 46
UK Singles Chart[6] 36
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 51
US Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[7] 15


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