Runaway by Del Shannon was a UK number 1 hit on Thursday, June 29, 1961 spending 3 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This is about a guy whose girl leaves him, and he is left to wonder what went wrong. A lot of Shannon's songs were about broken relationships. He once said he wrote the words to this about himself because he was forever running away from relationships. In the UK, this was the biggest-selling single of 1961. This was Shannon's biggest hit. Shannon re-recorded this for the Michael Mann TV series Crime Story, which ran from 1986-1988.

Runaway FAQs

Who sang Runaway?

Runaway was performed by Del Shannon

What year did Runaway get to the UK number 1 spot?

Runaway first became a UK number 1 on Thursday, June 29, 1961

How long was Runaway at number 1 in the UK?

Runaway spent 3 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.