Del Shannon, “Runaway”
This is a pretty bizarre television performance — Shannon has a coven of girls bouncing around him counter-clockwise, and it comes off like some kind of ritual or incantation. I suppose they’re supposed to be “running away,” but it looks kind of exhausting and you almost hope one of the dancers trips and creates a domino effect around the platform.
Kanye West, “Runaway”
Speaking of using dancers as set dressing, here’s Kanye West! I refuse to say that I love him in spite of his ego and hubris, because truly I love him for it. The only thing I’ve ever considered purchasing from Etsy were these hand-stitched renditions of Kanye tweets. My current Twitter bio is a recent Kanye quote: “I am so credible and so influential and so relevant that I will change things.” Amazing. His personality is like a less annoying John Lennon (DEAL WITH IT), and I’m also pretty sure Kanye West has never beaten up a woman.
Slade, “Run Runaway”
Slade, arguably one of the ugliest bands of the 20th century, is also one of my favorites and one of the most under-appreciated. I know I’ve mentioned how they make every Christmas a little brighter, but they also made me appreciate the electric fiddle. Six No. 1 hits in the U.K. Sixteen in the U.K.’s Top Ten. And all they had to do was make banging songs.
Bon Jovi, “Runaway”
Bon Jovi also has a song titled “Runaway.”