Running (András Kállay-Saunders song)

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"Running"
Single by András Kállay-Saunders
Released2014
FormatDigital download
Recorded2013
GenrePop, R&B, synthpop, drum and bass
Length3:02
Songwriter(s)
András Kállay-Saunders singles chronology
"Play My Song"
(2013)
"Running"
(2014)
"Juliet"
(2014)
Hungary "Running"
András Kállay-Saunders presenting his song
Eurovision Song Contest 2014 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
András Kállay-Saunders, Krisztián Szakos
Lyricist(s)
András Kállay-Saunders, István Tabár
Finals performance
Semi-final result
3rd
Semi-final points
127
Final result
5th
Final points
143
Appearance chronology
◄ "Kedvesem" (2013)   
"Wars for Nothing" (2015) ►

"Running" is a song by Hungarian American singer András Kállay-Saunders. It was chosen to represent Hungary at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Denmark.[1]

Background[edit]

In an interview with Wiwibloggs, András stated that "Running" was inspired by one of his friends that was an abuse victim. He also said that he wanted to bring awareness to this topic through his voice and he would like for abuse victims to know that they don't have to be afraid to speak up and ask for help.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

The song's reviews were mostly positive.

With 10 reviews from Wiwibloggs, "Running" received an average of 8.65 out of 10 and was often described as the year's favorite. Wiwi gave the song a rate of 9 and said "Running" has strong vocals and clever production. Angus gave the song a rate of 7.5 and described "Running" was dark, sweeping, and had truly relentless composition. Billy gave the song a rate of 10 and remarked the "touching lyrics". He also said "Running" was his favorite of the year. Bogdan gave the song 9 out of 10 and said "András has brought a serious matter to the Eurovision table". Deban gave the song 9.5 out of 10 and said that András deserved a composer award for capturing social concerns with music. Katie gave the song 8 out of 10 and praised András's vocal performance. Padraig and Patrick both gave "Running" a rate of 9.5 of 10. Sami gave the song a rate of 9 and said that "Running" was one of the strongest songs. Lastly, Vebooboo gave the lowest score for "Running", 6.5 out of 10 and said "there are a couple of times where the song almost builds to a climax, but then it just stops and goes back to the basic refrain".[3]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."Running"3:02

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[4] 19
Denmark (Tracklisten)[5] 40
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 93
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[7] 6
Hungary (Single Top 40)[8] 1
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[9] 1
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 92
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 116

Awards[edit]

Eurovision Song Contest Radio Awards 2014[edit]

Eurovision Song Contest Radio is a website that host an international voting poll each year for various awards. András won for Best Song (received 8.8% of the vote) and Best Male Artist (23.9% of the vote).[12]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2014 "Running" Best Song Won
2014 Himself Best Male Artist Won

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brey, Marco (22 February 2014). "András Kállay-Saunders to represent Hungary!". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  2. ^ Sebok, Judit. "A DAL 2014: INTERVIEW WITH ANDRÁS KÁLLAY-SAUNDERS". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  3. ^ Adams, William Lee. "HUNGARY: WIWI JURY REVIEWS ANDRÁS KÁLLAY-SAUNDERS WITH "RUNNING"". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Kállay Saunders – Running" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  5. ^ "Hitlisten.NU – András Kállay-Saunders – Running" (in Danish). Tracklisten.
  6. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Kállay Saunders – Running". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 2019-02-28.
  7. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  8. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  9. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  10. ^ "Chart Track: Week 20, 2014". Irish Singles Chart.
  11. ^ "Eurovision 2014". Official Charts Company. 2014-05-24. Retrieved 2014-05-27.
  12. ^ "ESC Radio Awards 2014 – The Winners!". Eurovision Song Contest Radio. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014.