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Runaway

Runaway is a new track by Jamiroquai, taken from the greatest hits album - "High Times: Singles 1992-2006". The single was first heard by way of an mistaken leak of the Grant Nelson remix onto MySpace.com in early September 2006, but was followed up by the official release to UK radio on 18 September.

Written by Jay Kay, Rob Harris and Matt Johnson. Produced by Jay Kay and Matt Johnson. Additional Production by Mike Spencer. Mixed by Mike Spencer. Engineered by Simon Changer. Additional Engineering Richard Bignell.

UK release

UK release

  • 1. Runaway - Album Version (3.45)
  • 2. Runaway - Tom Belton Remix Edit (3.29)
  • Catalogue Number: 88697016012
  • Label: Sony BMG/Columbia Records
  • Year: 2006
  • Format: CD
  • Packaging: slimline jewel case
  • Release date: 30 October 2006
  • Highest Chart Position: 18 (05 November 2006)
  • Chart Positions: 72 (downloads), 18, 32, 44, 70, 101

In the week prior to its physical release, downloads of the single count towards the UK singles chart, and based on downloads alone, the single charted at number 72.

After its first week of release on physical format (CD, 12") it entered the UK chart proper at number 18. Music Week magazine wrote:

"Jamiroquai log their 22nd Top 40 hit with Runaway, though sales of 7,174 restrict the track to a number 18 debut. It's a new recording on their hits compilation, High Times: Singles 1992-2006."

Following its entry (download and physical) in the UK charts at number 18, James Masterton wrote in his weekly chart commentary:

"Also new in on combined sales are Jamiroquai who hit Number 18 with 'Runaway', a Number 72 download only hit seven days ago. The new single is taken from their own forthcoming Greatest Hits collection which neatly marks the transition between their original record deal, signed all the way back in 1993 to a brand new one with Columbia records. It seems almost astounding to note that Jay Kay et al have been having hits consistently for 12 years now and whilst commercially they may never quite reach the dizzy heights they scaled in the mid-90s, their music remains well received and innovates enough each time to ensure that a new audience is always just around the corner. 'Runaway' possibly deserved to be a bigger hit but a hits collection from the group is very much overdue. "

UK Maxi release

UK Maxi release

  • 1. Runaway - Album Version (3.46)
  • 2. Runaway - Tom Belton Remix (7.13)
  • 3. Runaway - Grant Nelson Remix (6.08)
  • 4. Runaway - Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Remix (6.37)
  • Catalogue Number: 88697016002
  • Label: Sony BMG/Columbia Records
  • Year: 2006
  • Format: CD
  • Packaging: slimline jewel case
  • Release date: 30 October 2006
UK Promo release

UK Promo release

This promo was distributed by Columbia Records (UK) towards late September 2006, following the first radio airplay of the single.

  • 1. Runaway (3.48)
  • Label: Sony BMG/Columbia Records
  • Year: 2006
  • Format: CD
  • Packaging: cardboard sleeve
UK (Remixes) Promo release

UK (Remixes) Promo release

  • 1. Runaway - Original Version (3.48)
  • 2. Runaway - Alan Braxe & Fred Faulk Remix (6.38)
  • 3. Runaway - Alan Braxe & Fred Faulk (Dub) (5.52)
  • 4. Runaway - Grant Nelson Remix (6.10)
  • 5. Runaway - Grant Nelson (Dub) (6.10)
  • 6. Runaway - Tom Belton Vocal Mix (7.14)
  • 7. Runaway - Tom Belton Dub (7.16)
  • Catalogue Number: JAMCD07
  • Label: Sony BMG/Columbia Records
  • Year: 2006
  • Format: CD
  • Packaging: cardboard sleeve

For information, the spelling of "Faulk" on the promo sleeve is incorrect. It should be "Falke".

UK Promo release

UK Promo release

This promo was distributed by Columbia Records (UK) towards late September 2006, following the first radio airplay of the single.

  • 1. Runaway (3.48)
  • Label: Sony BMG/Columbia Records
  • Year: 2006
  • Format: CD
  • Packaging: cardboard sleeve
US CDR Promo release

US CDR Promo release

  • 1. Runaway
  • Label: Epic
  • Year: 2006
  • Format: CDR
  • Packaging: cardboard sleeve
US remixes promo release

US remixes promo release

  • 1. Runaway - Album Version
  • 2. Runaway - Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Remix
  • 3. Runaway - Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Dub
  • 4. Runaway - Grant Nelson Instrumental
  • 5. Runaway - Grant Nelson Remix
  • 6. Runaway - Tom Belton Remix
  • 7. Runaway - Tom Belton Dub
  • Catalogue Number: none
  • Label: Epic
  • Year: 2006
  • Format: CD
  • Packaging: jewel case
Danish Promo CDR release

Danish Promo CDR release

  • 1. Runaway - Original Version (3.46)
  • 2. Runaway - Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Remix (6.37)
  • 3. Runaway - Alan Braxe & Fred Falke (Dub) (5.50)
  • 4. Runaway - Grant Nelson Remix (6.08)
  • 5. Runaway - Grant Nelson (Dub) (6.08)
  • 6. Runaway - Tom Belton Vocal Mix (7.13)
  • 7. Runaway - Tom Belton Dub (7.14)
  • Catalogue Number: n/a
  • Label: Sony BMG Music Entertainment Denmark
  • Year: 2006
  • Format: CD
  • Packaging: plastic sleeve
US promo DVD-R release

US promo DVD-R release

This one track DVD-R contains the promo music video for Runaway.

  • 1. Runaway
  • Catalogue Number: n/a
  • Label: Epic
  • Year: 2006
  • Format: DVD-R
UK Making-Of Promo DVD-R release

UK Making-Of Promo DVD-R release

This one track DVD-R contains a seven minute "making of" DVD for Runaway.

  • 1. Runaway - The Making Of (7.33)
  • Catalogue Number: n/a
  • Label: Epic
  • Year: 2006
  • Format: DVD-R
UK release

UK Vinyl release

  • Side A
  • 1. Runaway - Album Version (3.48)
  • 2. Runaway - Grant Nelson Remix (6.10)
  • Side B
  • 3. Runaway - Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Remix (6.38)
  • Label: Sony BMG/Columbia Records
  • Year: 2006
  • Format: 12" vinyl
  • Packaging: die-cut cardboard sleeve
  • Release date: 30 October 2006
US Promo release

US Promo Vinyl release

  • Side A
  • 1. Runaway - Grant Nelson Remix
  • 2. Runaway - Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Remix
  • Side B
  • 3. Runaway - Tom Belton Remix
  • 4. Runaway - Album Version
  • Catalogue Number: XXS704366
  • Label: Epic
  • Year: 2006
  • Format: 12" vinyl
  • Packaging: die-cut cardboard sleeve

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