Runnin' Away with My Heart

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"Runnin' Away with My Heart"
Lonestar - Runnin' Away single cover.png
Single by Lonestar
from the album Lonestar
B-side "I Love the Way You Do That"
Released May 20, 1996
Format CD Single, 7" 45 RPM
Genre Country
Length 3:30
Label BNA 64549
Writer(s) Michael Britt
Sam Hogin
Mark D. Sanders
Producer(s) Don Cook
Wally Wilson
Lonestar singles chronology
"No News"
"Runnin' Away with My Heart"
"When Cowboys Didn't Dance"

"Runnin' Away with My Heart" is a song performed by American country music band Lonestar. It was released in May 1996 as the third single and fourth track from their self-titled debut album. It peaked at number 8 on the country charts in the United States, and at number 9 in Canada. Michael Britt, the band's keyboardist, co-wrote the song with Mark D. Sanders and Sam Hogin.[1]


The song's narrator is trying to go after his lover, who seems to be leaving him, and now the narrator will do anything without stopping to catch her, because she's running away with his heart.

Chart positions[edit]

"Runnin' Away with My Heart" debuted at number 73 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of May 25, 1996.

Chart (1996) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 9
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 8

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 90
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 70


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9523." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 26, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  3. ^ "Lonestar – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Lonestar.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1996". RPM. December 16, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1996: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.