Runaway (Nuyorican Soul song)  

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"Runaway" is a 1996 song by Nuyorican Soul, a project by the house-garage production and remix team of "Little" Louie Vega and Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez.


About the song

It is a cover of The Salsoul Orchestra's recording "Run Away" (featuring Loleatta Holloway) from 1977. The song features Puerto Rican singer and songwriter India. It was very successful in clubs and reached number one on the Billboard Dance Club Play Chart.

American singer Janet Jackson once told MTV News that her inspiration to write her 1997 hit "Together Again" came from "Runaway" by Nuyorican Soul, as the song reminded her of being in Studio 54 in New York when she was a child. "Runaway" gave Jackson a kind of New York feel of disco and she wanted to do something like this.

Impact and legacy

DJ Magazine ranked it number 51 in their list of Top 100 Club Tunes in 1998.

Disc Over Music main man and UK mainstay Tim Green said that "Runaway" was the first song he remember hearing, and liking, that could be classified as dance music.

Cover versions, samples and remixes

American DJ Armand Van Helden and German DJ Mousse T. has made remixes of "Runaway".

British singer-songwriter Nate James covered "Runaway" on his 2009 album Revival.

A Hundred Birds covered "Runaway" in 2016.

See also

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