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Jackson Browne

Running On Empty

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  • 1977
  • 1978
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  • 1979

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“Running on Empty” is a song written and performed by American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne. It is the title track to his 1977 live Running on Empty album, recorded at a concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, on August 27, 1977. A number eleven hit on the Billboard Hot 100 when it was released as a single, Rolling Stone ranked it at number 492 on its list of the 500 greatest songs of all time and is one of Browne’s signature songs. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ I think I'm in trouble ... Running on-running on empty ... Running on-running into the sun

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This song is listed #492 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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More songs by Jackson Browne (See Charts): The Word Justice, My Problem Is You, Colors Of The Sun, Lives In The Balance, Song For Adam, Our Lady Of The Well, Nothing But Time, Hold On Hold Out, Everywhere I Go, and Sing My Songs To Me.

Popular in Rock (See Charts): Bohemian Rhapsody, Stairway To Heaven, Beat It, Give In To Me, Wherever You Will Go, Stigmatized, Nothing'S Changed, Hotel California, Imagine, and Nothing Else Matters.


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