Runnin' Away (Sly and the Family Stone song)

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"Runnin' Away"
Single by Sly and the Family Stone
from the album There's a Riot Goin' On
B-side "Brave & Strong"
Released 1972
Format 7" single
Recorded 1971
Genre Funk, soul
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) Sylvester Stewart
Producer(s) Sly Stone
Sly and the Family Stone singles chronology
"Family Affair"
(1971)
"Runnin' Away"
(1972)
"(You Caught Me) Smilin'"
(1972)
"Family Affair"
(1971)
"Runnin' Away"
(1972)
"(You Caught Me) Smilin'"
(1972)

"Runnin' Away" is a song by American band Sly and the Family Stone. It was released as a single in early 1972 and appears on their 1971 album, There's a Riot Goin' On. The song reached no. 23 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and no. 17 on the UK Singles Chart.

It was later covered by artists such as Paul Haig, The Raincoats and The Colourfield.

Paul Haig version[edit]

"Running Away"
Running Away (Paul Haig album - cover art).jpg
Single by Paul Haig
Released May 1982
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1982
Genre Synthpop
Label Operation Twilight
Songwriter(s) Sly Stone
Producer(s) Paul Haig
Paul Haig singles chronology
"Running Away"
(1982)
"Justice"
(1983)
"Running Away"
(1982)
"Justice"
(1983)

"Running Away" was recorded by Scottish musician and former Josef K lead singer Paul Haig in 1982. It reached no. 19 on the UK Indie Chart.[1]

In Belgium, it was released on the independent record label, Les Disques Du Crepuscule.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Running Away"
  2. "Time"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lazell, Barry (1998) Indie Hits 1980–1989, Cherry Red Books, ISBN 0-9517206-9-4, p. 107