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"Runaway"
Single by Janet Jackson
from the album Design of a Decade 1986/1996
Released August 29, 1995
Format CD single, cassette single, 12" single, 7" single
Recorded June 1995
Genre Pop, worldbeat
Length 3:35
Label A&M
Writer(s) Janet Jackson, James Harris III, Terry Lewis
Producer Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Janet Jackson singles chronology
"Scream"
(1995)
"Runaway"
(1995)
"Twenty Foreplay"
(1995)
Design of a Decade 1986/1996 track listing
"Runaway"
(1)
"What Have You Done for Me Lately"
(2)
Alternate cover
"Runaway"/"When I Think of You" UK promo CD single

"Runaway" is a song by American singer Janet Jackson from her first greatest hits album, Design of a Decade 1986/1996 (1995). Written and produced by Jackson and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the track was released as the album's lead single on August 29, 1995. It is one of the two previously unreleased songs added to the Design of a Decade 1986/1996 compilation.

Jackson has performed the song on several of her tours, including The Velvet Rope Tour, All for You Tour, and Rock Witchu Tour.

Contents

Song information

"Runaway" blends hard pop-hip hop beats with influences from African and Asian music (especially that of India), and has a similar sound to her previous hits "Escapade" and "Whoops Now". Towards the end of the song, Jackson breaks the fourth wall with the lyric, "Ooh, didn't quite hit the note/That wasn't such a good time". Africa, Nairobi, Tuscany, Australia, Mexico, and Paris are mentioned in the song.

Chart performance

"Runaway" made Jackson the first female artist in Billboard's history to debut in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100, entering at number six in September 1995.[1] It eventually peaked at number three. The song also reached the top spot in Canada, in addition to being a top ten hit in the United Kingdom and Australia and a moderate success in continental Europe, reaching the top thirty in most countries.

Music video

The music video for "Runaway" was directed by Marcus Nipsel on August 27, 1995. It starts from in New York City where Jackson is in her apartment. She walks in the living room and puts her dog on the floor. She climbs out the window and jumps out, landing on a telephone pole. Jackson travels around the world and visits many places such as India, China, Africa, Brazil, Tuscany, Paris, Australia, and several other places. After her amazing trip, Jackson climbs back in her apartment to be greeted by her dog. The video and its production documentary appear exclusively on the Design of a Decade 1986/1996 video release.

Track listings and formats

"Runaway" was released with "When I Think of You" as a double A-side in certain territories.

UK double 12" promo single (12 AMPMDJ 025)[2]
  1. Junior's Factory Mix - 9:06
  2. "When I Think of You" (Heller & Farley Project Mix) - 10:41
  3. Junior's Factory Dub - 6:57
  4. "When I Think of You" (Junior Trackhead Joint) - 7:08
  5. Junior's Tribal Dub - 4:39
U.S. double 12" promo single (AMPRO 00092)[3]
  1. G.Man's Hip Hop Mix featuring Coolio - 4:13
  2. G.Man's Hip Hop Extended - 4:21
  3. Silk's Old Skool Radio - 4:11
  4. G.Man's Club Mix - 3:51
  5. Kelly's Bump & Run Mix - 8:08
  6. Kelly's Bump & Run Radio - 4:31
  7. Silk's Old Skool 12" - 4:56
  8. Torin's Chicago Underground - 4:34
  9. Maestro's 95th & Ashland House Dub - 6:06
  10. Steve "Silk" Hurley House Mix - 6:58
  11. Jam & Lewis Street Mix Edit - 3:22
  12. Jam & Lewis Ghetto Mix - 4:54
  13. J.A.M. Session Mix - 3:39
  14. Indasoul Mix - 3:38
U.S. double 12" promo single (AMPRO 00083)[4]
  1. LP Version - 3:34
  2. Junior's Factory Mix - 9:06
  3. Junior's Tribal Dub - 4:40
  4. Junior's Factory Dub - 6:57
  5. Junior's Chant Mix - 9:20
  6. "When I Think Of You" (Classic Club Mix) - 6:56
  7. "When I Think of You" (Extended Morales House Mix 95) - 7:41
  8. "When I Think of You" (Crazy Love Mix) - 8:44
  9. "When I Think of You" (Incredible Boss Dub) - 7:10
  10. "When I Think of You" (Jazzy Mix) - 10:19
  11. "When I Think of You" (Heller & Farley Project Mix) - 10:41
  12. Junior's Unplugged Mix - 3:30
U.S. promo CD single (AMSAD 00065)[5]
  1. G.Man's Hip Hop Mix Featuring Coolio - 4:14
  2. G.Man's Hip Hop Mix - 3:41
  3. Silk's Old School Radio Mix - A/C Remix - 4:11
  4. Jam & Lewis Street Mix Edit - 3:22
  5. J.A.M. Session Mix - 3:39
  6. Jam & Lewis Ghetto Mix - 4:54
  7. G.Man's Hip Hop Extended - 4:21
  8. Indasoul Mix - 3:38
  9. Kelly's Bump & Run Edit - 4:31
  10. Junior's Unplugged Mix - 3:38
  11. Steve "Silk" Hurley House Mix - 6:58
  12. Junior's Factory Mix - 9:06
U.S. promo CD single (AMCDP00073)[6]
  1. LP Version - 3:34
UK double 12" single (581 259-1)[7]
  1. Junior's Factory Mix - 9:06
  2. Steve "Silk" Hurley House Mix - 6:58
  3. Kelly's Bump & Run Mix - 8:08
  4. Torin's Chicago Mix - 8:45
  5. Junior's Unplugged Session - 3:30
  6. The J.A.M. Session Mix - 3:41
UK double 12" single (581 243-1)[8]
  1. Junior's Factory Mix - 9:06
  2. Junior's Tribal Mix - 4:39
  3. "When I Think of You" (Deep Dish Chocolate City Mix) - 9:35
  4. "When I Think of You" (Deep Dish Quiet Storm Dub) - 7:50
  5. "When I Think of You" (Dished Out Dub) - 11:30
UK 12" single (581 209-1)[9]
  1. LP Version - 3:34
  2. "When I Think of You" (Heller & Farley Project Mix UK Edit) - 6:44
  3. "When I Think of You" (David Morales House Mix '95 UK 12" Edit) - 6:17
  4. "When I Think of You" (David Morales Crazy Love Mix UK Edit) - 7:09
UK CD maxi single (581 197-2)[10] / Australian CD single (581197-2)[11]
  1. LP Version - 3:34
  2. "When I Think of You" (David Morales House Mix '95 7" UK Edit) - 3:30
  3. "When I Think of You" (David Morales Classic Club Mix) - 6:55
  4. "When I Think of You" (David Morales Jazzy Mix UK Edit) - 10:18
U.S. 12" single (31458 1225 1)[12] / U.S. CD maxi single (31458 1211 2)[13]
  1. LP Version - 3:34
  2. Junior's Factory Mix - 9:06
  3. Junior's Factory Dub - 6:57
  4. "When I Think of You" (Extended Morales House Mix 95) - 7:41
  5. "When I Think Of You" (Crazy Love Mix) - 8:44
  6. Junior's Unplugged Session - 3:30
U.S. CD single (AM581194)[14] / Canadian CD single (31458 1194 2)[15] / French CD single (581196.2)[16] / Japanese 3" CD single (PODM-1057)[17]
  1. LP Version - 3:34
  2. "When I Think of You" (Extended Morales House Mix 95) - 7:41
Italian double 12" single (IMP 522)[18]
  1. Junior's Factory Mix - 9:06
  2. Junior's Tribal Dub - 4:39
  3. Steve "Silk" Hurley House Mix - 6:58
  4. Torin's Radio Edit - 4:40
  5. Junior's Factory Dub - 6:57
  6. Junior's Factory Mix w/ Vocal Sample - 6:55
  7. "When I Think of You" (Deep Dish Chocolate City Mix) - 9:35
  8. "When I Think of You" (Deep Dish Quiet Storm Dub) - 7:50

Official remixes

  • Album Version – 3:35
  • Junior's Unplugged Mix – 3:39
  • Junior's Factory Mix – 9:08
  • Junior's Factory Dub – 6:57
  • Junior's Chant Mix – 9:20
  • Junior's Tribal Mix / Junior's Tribal Dub – 4:39
  • Junior's Radio Mix – 3:42
  • Jam & Lewis Ghetto Mix – 4:54
  • Jam & Lewis Street Mix Edit – 3:23
  • G. Man's Hip Hop Mix – 3:41
  • G. Man's Hip Hop Mix w/ Rap featuring Coolio – 4:14
  • G. Man's Hip Hop Extended Mix – 4:21
  • G. Man's Club Mix – 3:51
  • Silk's House Mix / Silk's Housy Mix – 6:54
  • Silk's Old Skool Radio/A/C Remix – 4:11
  • Silk's Old Skool 12" – 4:56
  • Kelly's "Bump & Run" Edit – 4:31
  • Kelly's "Bump & Run" Mix – 8:08
  • Indasoul Mix – 3:38
  • J.A.M. Sessions Mix – 3:39
  • Torin's Chicago Mix – 8:45
  • Torin's Chicago Underground – 4:34
  • Maestro 95th & Ashland House Dub – 6:06

Charts

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[19] 8
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders)[19] 41
Belgian Singles Chart (Wallonia)[19] 27
Canadian Singles Chart[20] 1
Danish Singles Chart[21] 17
Dutch Top 40[22] 32
European Hot 100 Singles[23] 35
Finnish Singles Chart[19] 8
French Singles Chart[19] 25
German Singles Chart[24] 39
Chart (1995) Peak
position
Irish Singles Chart[25] 10
New Zealand Singles Chart[19] 3
Swedish Singles Chart[19] 25
Swiss Singles Chart[19] 24
UK Singles Chart[26] 6
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[27] 3
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[27] 6
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[27] 8
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary[27] 7

References

  1. ^ Fred, Bronson (September 16, 1995). "Janet Jackson Has Done It Again". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.. p. 96. http://books.google.com/books?id=6Q0EAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_summary_r&cad=0_0#PRA1-PA96,M1. Retrieved 2009-04-30.  
  2. ^ Janet Jackson - Runaway / When I Think Of You
  3. ^ Janet Jackson - Runaway
  4. ^ Janet Jackson - Runaway / When I Think Of You
  5. ^ Janet Jackson - Runaway
  6. ^ Janet Jackson Runaway USA Promo 5" CD SINGLE (57046)
  7. ^ Janet Jackson - Runaway
  8. ^ Janet Jackson - Runaway / When I Think Of You
  9. ^ Janet Jackson - Runaway / When I Think Of You
  10. ^ Janet Jackson - Runaway
  11. ^ Janet Jackson Runaway Australia 5" CD SINGLE (52590)
  12. ^ Janet Jackson - Runaway
  13. ^ Janet Jackson - Runaway
  14. ^ Janet Jackson Runaway USA 5" CD SINGLE (53405)
  15. ^ Janet Jackson - Runaway / When I Think Of You
  16. ^ Janet Jackson Runaway France 5" CD SINGLE (55775)
  17. ^ Janet Jackson Runaway Japan 3" CD SINGLE (50541)
  18. ^ Janet Jackson - Runaway / When I Think Of You (Remixes)
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h "Janet Jackson – Runaway – swisscharts.com". swisscharts.com. http://swisscharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Janet+Jackson&titel=Runaway&cat=s. Retrieved 2007-09-14.  
  20. ^ "Hits of the World – Canada". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.. November 11, 1995. p. 50. http://books.google.com/books?id=Dw0EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PT29&vq=janet+jackson&source=gbs_search_r&cad=1_0#PPT51,M1. Retrieved 2009-05-11.  
  21. ^ "Janet in Denmark". MJJ Charts. http://www.mjjcharts.com/DenmarkJanet.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-08.  
  22. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 42 – 1995" (in Dutch). Top 40. http://www.top40.nl/index.aspx?week=42&jaar=1995. Retrieved 2008-11-08.  
  23. ^ "Chart Data: Janet Jackson". mariah-charts.com. http://www.mariah-charts.com/chartdata/PJanetJackson.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-08.  
  24. ^ "Musicline.de – Janet Jackson – Runaway" (in German). Musicline.de. http://musicline.de/de/chartverfolgung_summary/title/JACKSON%2CJANET/Runaway/single. Retrieved 2008-11-08.  
  25. ^ "The Irish Charts". IRMA. http://www.irishcharts.ie/search/placement. Retrieved 2008-11-08.  
  26. ^ "Chart Stats – Janet Jackson – Runaway". Chart Stats. http://www.chartstats.com/songinfo.php?id=23369. Retrieved 2008-11-08.  
  27. ^ a b c d "Design of a Decade: 1986-1996 > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:wpftxqehldhe~T31. Retrieved 2008-11-08.  
Preceded by
"Fantasy" by Mariah Carey
Canadian Singles Chart number-one single
November 6, 1995 – November 13, 1995
Succeeded by
"Fantasy" by Mariah Carey







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