Run to You (Roxette song)

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"Run to You"
Roxette Run to you.jpg
Single by Roxette
from the album Crash! Boom! Bang!
B-side "Don't Believe in Accidents" (Demo)
Released 14 November 1994 (1994-11-14)
Format
Genre Pop
Length 3:39
Label EMI
Songwriter(s) Per Gessle
Producer(s) Clarence Öfwerman
Roxette singles chronology
"Fireworks"
(1994)
"Run to You"
(1994)
"Vulnerable"
(1994)
"Fireworks"
(1994)
"Run to You"
(1994)
"Vulnerable"
(1994)
Music video
"Run to You" on YouTube

"Run to You" is a song by Swedish pop music duo Roxette, released on 14 November 1994 as the fourth single from their fifth studio album Crash! Boom! Bang!. The song charted moderately in several territories, peaking at number twenty in Finland, while reaching the top forty in Belgium, Scotland, Switzerland and the UK, it was the duo's final single to chart in the top fifty of the Australian Singles Chart, peaking at number forty-nine.

Composition and style[edit]

According to Ultimate Guitar, "Run to You" has a medium tempo of 99 beats per minute, the verse is composed of two repetitions of Bm–A–G–A–Bm–A–G–D–Bm, with the pre-chorus consisting of two short bars of E–D–C. The first two choruses are made up of two sequences of G–C–E–D–G–C–G–D, the middle 8 consists of an E–Bm–G–Bm–D sequence, followed by an orchestral instrumental refrain of A–D–E–A–D–A–E–Bm–A–E–D. The final chorus and outro are made up of a repeating A–D–E–A–D–A–E pattern.[1]

Writer Per Gessle said he is "especially fond of the middle-8. It's not as important in today's pop music as it used to be, but for me the greatest songs always had a fantastic middle-8, taking you somewhere else before building up to the chorus again. It's almost like a song within a song."[2] The single contained one b-side: a demo titled "Don't Believe in Accidents", which was written by Gessle on 29 March 1988 as a way to "learn how to use my new synthesizer. I wrote another one as well, probably the same day... that was "The Look". A decent Tuesday."[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Jonas Åkerlund, and consists of behind-the-stage footage of the band during the "Crash! Boom! Bang! Tour". It features shots of the band travelling and performing during sound-checks, and ends with a scene of the band taking to the stage at the tour's 18 October 1994 date at the Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany.[4]

Formats and track listings[edit]

All songs written by Per Gessle, except "Listen to Your Heart" by Gessle and Mats Persson.

  • UK 7" and cassette single (EM360)
  1. "Run to You" – 3:39
  2. "Love Is All (Shine Your Light on Me)" (Edit) – 4:33
  • CD single (Australia · Europe 8651292 · UK CDEMS360)
  1. "Run to You" – 3:39
  2. "Don't Believe in Accidents" (Demo, 30 March 1988) – 3:42
  3. "Crash! Boom! Bang!" (Demo, 6 May 1993) – 4:15
  4. "Almost Unreal" (Demo, February 1993) – 3:25
  • UK CD2 (CDEM360)
  1. "Run to You" – 3:39
  2. "Listen to Your Heart" (7" Edit) – 4:05
  3. "Joyride" (7" Version) – 3:59
  4. "How Do You Do!" – 3:12

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of The Pop Hits.[2]

Musicians

Charts[edit]

Chart (1994–95) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 49
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 33
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 51
Iceland (Íslenski Listinn Topp 40)[8] 24
Poland Airplay (ZPAV)[9] 5
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[10] 27
Spanish Airplay (AFYVE)[11] 21
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 31
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Run to You by Roxette chords". Ultimate-Guitar.com. Retrieved 14 August 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Lindström, Sven (2003). The Pop Hits (CD liner notes). Roxette. Capitol Records. 72435 8215-0 1. 
  3. ^ Per Gessle. "Per Gessle: About Songs". roxetteblog.com. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Ballad & Pop Hits - The Complete Video Collection (DVD liner notes). Roxette. EMI. 2003. 7243 4 90946 9 7. 
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Roxette – Run To You". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Roxette – Run To You" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Roxette – Run To You". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Íslenski Listinn" (PDF). Dagblaðið Vísir. 25 August 1994. p. 16. Retrieved 25 April 2018. 
  9. ^ "Lista Przebojów Trójki - Polskie Radio Online: Notowanie nr678 - 27 stycznia 1995". Polskie Radio (in Polish). 17 January 1995. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  11. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Roxette – Run To You". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  13. ^ "Roxette: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 March 2017.

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