Runaway Train (Rosanne Cash song)

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"Runaway Train"
Single by Rosanne Cash
from the album King's Record Shop
B-side"Seven Year Ache"
ReleasedJuly 1988
Songwriter(s)John Stewart
Producer(s)Rodney Crowell
Rosanne Cash singles chronology
"If You Change Your Mind"
"Runaway Train"
"I Don't Want to Spoil the Party"

"Runaway Train" is a song written by John Stewart, and recorded by American country music artist Rosanne Cash. It was released in July 1988 as the fourth single from the album King's Record Shop. "Runaway Train" was Rosanne Cash's ninth number one on the country chart as a solo artist. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of 14 weeks within the top 40.[1]

John Stewart released his own version on his 1987 album Punch the Big Guy.[2]

Mary Chapin Carpenter also recorded the song for her debut album Hometown Girl, but her version of it did not make the final cut.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 77.
  2. ^ John Stewart: Punch the Big Guy
  3. ^ "Mary Chapin Carpenter: "Hometown Girl"". Washington Post. 1987-07-26. Retrieved 2008-08-10.
  4. ^ "Rosanne Cash Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.

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