Runnin' Away (Sly and the Family Stone song)

"Runnin' Away" is a song by American band Sly and the Family Stone. It was released as a single in early 1972 and appears on their 1971 album, There's a Riot Goin' On. The song reached no. 23 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and no. 15 on the Best Selling Soul Singles chart.[1] Outside the US, "Runnin' Away" went to no. 17 on the UK Singles Chart.

"Runnin' Away"
Single by Sly and the Family Stone
from the album There's a Riot Goin' On
B-side"Brave & Strong"
Format7" single
GenreFunk, soul
Songwriter(s)Sylvester Stewart
Producer(s)Sly Stone
Sly and the Family Stone singles chronology
"Family Affair"
"Runnin' Away"
"(You Caught Me) Smilin'"

Paul Haig version

"Running Away"
Single by Paul Haig
ReleasedMay 1982
Format7", 12"
LabelOperation Twilight
Songwriter(s)Sly Stone
Producer(s)Paul Haig
Paul Haig singles chronology
"Running Away"

"Running Away" was recorded by Scottish musician and former Josef K lead singer Paul Haig in 1982. It was released as his debut single and reached no. 19 on the UK Indie Chart.[2]

In Belgium, it was released on the independent record label, Les Disques Du Crepuscule.

Track listing

  1. "Running Away"
  2. "Time"

Other cover versions


  1. Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 534.
  2. Lazell, Barry (1998) Indie Hits 1980–1989, Cherry Red Books, ISBN 0-9517206-9-4, p. 107
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