Take Me Away (Blue Öyster Cult song)

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"Take Me Away"
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Single by Blue Öyster Cult
from the album The Revölution by Night
B-side"Feel the Thunder"
Released1983
Format7" single
GenreHard rock
Length4:26
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)
Blue Öyster Cult singles chronology
"Roadhouse Blues"
(1982)
"Take Me Away"
(1983)
"Shooting Shark"
(1983)
Music video
Take Me Away on YouTube

"Take Me Away" is a song by American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult, from the band's 1983 album, The Revölution by Night. The song was released as the band's 22nd single the same year, and reached #11 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.[1] A music video was created for the song and was featured on MTV.

Background[edit]

An earlier version of the song, titled "Psycho Ward" was being written by Canadian musician Aldo Nova, before Eric Bloom of Blue Öyster Cult offered to contribute some Lyrics, coming up with the chorus.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983)[1] Peak
US (Billboard Mainstream Rock chart) 11

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Blue Öyster Cult Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "Aldo Nova Explains His Blue Öyster Cult Connection". Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. Retrieved March 9, 2019.