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Del Shannon


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  • Oldies
  • Pop
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  • 1961
  • 2011
  • 1990
  • 1964
  • 1978

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“Runaway” is a number-one Billboard Hot 100 song in the spring of 1961 by Del Shannon. It was written by Shannon and keyboardist Max Crook, and became a major international hit. The song was notably covered by Bonnie Raitt in 1977. It is #466 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time from 2004. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Run, run, run, run, runaway ... I wah-wah-wah-wah-wonder ... And I wonder

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This song is listed #466 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Most votes come from Spain, Argentina, Portugal, United States, Bosnia and Herzegowina, United Kingdom, and Canada.


More songs by Del Shannon (See Charts): So Long Baby, The Answer To Everything, Thinkin' It Over, Out Of Time, and I Go To Pieces.

Popular in Oldies (See Charts): You'Ve Lost That Lovin' Feelin', Those Were The Days, The Great Pretender, Mr. Sandman, Jingle, Jangle, Jingle, Mr. Lonely, It'S My Party, This Diamond Ring, Woody Woodpecker, and Good Timin'.


Dan Douglas wrote on April, 22nd 2017 at 2:17am:
Freat song, but why isn't The Wamderer on this list ???

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