Song of the Day: Del Shannon – “Runaway”



On this day in 1961, the Del Shannon classic “Runaway” hit No. 1 on the UK singles chart, the only one of his songs to do so. The song also had a four-week run at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Ranked as one of the top 500 songs of all time by Rolling Stone, this song has been covered live or as a recording by The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, Bonnie Raitt, John Mayall, and many others.

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