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Runaway

Features of This Track

rock & roll roots
mild rhythmic syncopation
acoustic rhythm piano
intricate melodic phrasing
extensive vamping
mixed minor & major key tonality
melodic songwriting
thru composed melodic style
a distinctive male lead vocal
prominent organ
heartbreaking lyrics
emphasis on instrumental arranging

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Reminds me of the good days
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rp_74_miner
11 July 2016: Runaway was one of the songs that I KNOW inspired my son to learn music without attending music lessons, ... So proud of YOU, Pa, ...
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I love del Shannon, it's bring a lot memories when I was younger and I miss you very much, since you have left out the music has been very sad, god bless you del Shannon.
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Nice music... but the "w-w-w-w-won d e r , why. why why why why why" thingy is kinda annoying.
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okay, it was Kathy...but mums the word...she's up in heaven and doesn't want to hear that...
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it wasn't your Sue & Linda, but know that feeling so well...
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~~Walking Starr Ave. to North High School, hoping to encounter Sue and Linda Benjamin walking my way, and noticing me enough to stop and talk with me. Must have been the Summer of 63. listening to Del on transistor radio.~~
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This is a classic and Gary Allen does an outstanding job. Thank you
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rp_74_miner
26 Feb 2016: Wa-wonder
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I love it when dell Shannon when I was just wondering around early 1960 era it brings me lots memory those years, i was about 12 years old, god bless you dell Shannon and because you're no longer with us.
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rp_74_miner
... A terrible Loss, ...
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dragonlady60 8 8
Jays be nice
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dragonlady60 8 8
Memories...
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A huge part of 60's rock!!
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WOW!! Del Shannon a huge partbj
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I love del Shannon because bring me a lot memories when I was just a teenager in èarly decade of 1960,i miss you very much, del Shannon, god bless you.
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rp_74_miner
Recorded 24 January 1961, ... Outstanding Music, ...
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the original at last! I keep hearing Gary Louis' version.
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I love this song. Every year on my birthday my brother-in-l a w would play this for at the radio station he used to work at.
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see Dick fly...see Jane navigate...s e e Spot lick his...ah...P o p s i c l e (Orange or Cherry I hope)...watc h the gang as they land on the 'Runaway'... o o o h . . . s o m e o n e call an ambulance... n o t for the squashed 'Runaway'. who cares about stupid people who jog on runways...no , the ambulance is for poor Spot...he swallowed his Popsicle...J a y D e e T o p G u n . . . F l y i n g Ace of Clubs...stri p clubs..strip malls...stri p mines...an other strip 'stuff' that I can't think of...
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one of my favorites.
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RIP
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How could you not like this song maybe 1961
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Top 5 of my song great sound
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One of great voice all time
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Great keyboards, classic r&r.wrote his own music
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Original version one of the best songs of all time, DelShannon was ahead of his time.
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One of my favorites, a classis!
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I like the Wilburys version of this better
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Oh the keyboards back then . WOW !!
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redlady6969
My era of great music
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Runaway is one of the best song I have heard (:
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what a cool vocal range
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'Runaway'... d i d n ' t Denzil cover this??? (A'trainin'- i n - A ' s p a i n i n ' )
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He died to young was a great performer
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I am only im my 20's but this has been my favorite song since I was little. I love Del Shannon and a lot of other 50's and 60's artista and groups, music today dosent have the same soul anymore.
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Yes, maybe the best R'n'R song of all time. 5 Stars
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Creepy stalker song!
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Quite posssibly the BEST rock song of all time. Love it!
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denpal
Del Shannon was what Rock and Roll was about !!
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Always enjoyed his music
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zahdriver
too bad he had to "walk away"
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guardianange l 3 5 8
Who in their right mind would not LOVE Del Shannon!!!!
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t_heath
Awesome!! Del Shannon had such a great voice, and always seemed to get the right song!!
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steve3691
A true classic!!
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yeah!

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