Who Can I Run To

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"Who Can I Run To"
Single by Xscape
from the album Off the Hook
Released October 3, 1995
Format CD single, Cassette single, 7" vinyl
Recorded 1995
Genre R&B, Soul
Length 3:34
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Alstin, Roebuck, Simmons
Producer(s) Jermaine Dupri
Xscape singles chronology
"Feels So Good"
"Who Can I Run To"
"Can't Hang/Do You Want To"

"Who Can I Run To" is a 1979 song written by Charles B. Simmons, Frank Alstin, Jr, Richard Roebuck and originally recorded by The Jones Girls. The song was the B-side to "You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else".[1]

Xscape version and samples[edit]

  • A 1995 cover version by R&B group, Xscape, spent one week at number one on the U.S. R&B Singles chart and reached number eight on the pop chart.[2]
  • A remix was also made which sampled from Teddy Pendergrass's Love T.K.O.
  • R&B artist Anderson Paak sampled the Xscape version for his song "Might Be" from the Venice album in 2015. This song would later be covered by DJ Luke Nasty in 2016, also sampling the Xscape version.

Other Versions[edit]

  • In 1996, Ricky Dillard and the New Generation Chorale released the album, "Worked It Out." It included a version of "Who Can I Run To?" that answered the question with "I need the Lord." [3]
  • At the end of 2008, this song was reworked into a house music track with vocals from Dawn Tallman, released on Thick Recordings.
  • Juvenile sampled the original version of the song in 2007 for a song also called "Who Can I Run To?" featuring Mannie Fresh and Soulja Slim. It was on an album entitled "Diary of a Soulja" that was never released.[4]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 8
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[5] 1
UK Singles Charts 31


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