Running Kind

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"Running Kind"
Single by Merle Haggard
from the album A Working Man Can't Get Nowhere Today
B-side "Making Believe"
Released January 9, 1978
Genre Country
Length 3:00
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Merle Haggard
Producer(s) Ken Nelson, Fuzzy Owen
Merle Haggard singles chronology
"From Graceland to the Promised Land"
(1977)
"Running Kind"
(1978)
"I'm Always on a Mountain When I Fall"
(1978)
"The Running Kind"
Single by Radney Foster
from the album Mama's Hungry Eyes: A Tribute to Merle Haggard
B-side "Silver Wings" (Pam Tillis)[1]
Released 1994
Genre Country
Length 4:23
Label Arista Nashville
Writer(s) Merle Haggard
Radney Foster singles chronology
"Labor of Love"
(1994)
"The Running Kind"
(1994)
"Willin' to Walk"
(1995)

"Running Kind" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard. It was released in January 1978 as the second and final single from the album, A Working Man Can't Get Nowhere Today. The song peaked at number 12 on the U.S. country singles chart and at number 10 on the Canadian country singles chart.[2] The song was later covered by Radney Foster for the Haggard tribute album Mama's Hungry Eyes: A Tribute to Merle Haggard. Foster's version was released as a single in 1994 and peaked at number 64 on the U.S. country singles chart.[1] Johnny Cash covered The Running Kind on disc 2 of Unearthed

Chart performance[edit]

Merle Haggard[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 12
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 10

Radney Foster[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 64

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 149. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 149. 
  3. ^ "Merle Haggard – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Merle Haggard.
  4. ^ "Radney Foster – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Radney Foster.