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Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free (M&M Mix Eighty-Six) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 21st, 2012


“Young Hearts Run Free” is a disco song by American soul singer Candi Staton. Released in 1976 from the album of the same title, it spent a week at number one on the Hot Soul Singles chart. It also peaked at number twenty on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. “Young Hearts Run Free” went to number eight on the dance disco charts. “Young Hearts Run Free” was one of only two songs by Staton to reach the top 10 on the UK Singles Chart, it peaked at number two behind The Real Thing’s “You to Me Are Everything”.

In 1986 the song was remixed by John Morales and Sergio Munzibai (M&M). The reissue peaked at number fourty seven on the UK singles chart.

Young Hearts Run Free (12″ Extended M&M Mix Eighty-Six) 8:42
Remix – M&M*

Young Hearts Run Free (Original Mix) 3:51
Arranged By – Sylvester Rivers

Young Hearts Run Free (Instrumental M&M Mix Eighty-Six) 5:15
Remix – M&M*

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1976 Young Hearts Run Free U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #20
1976 Young Hearts Run Free U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles #1
1976 Young Hearts Run Free U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Disco #8


Label: Warner Bros. Records – W 8680 (T)
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Soul, Disco
Credits: Producer – Dave Crawford
Written-By – D. Crawford*

Made In U.K.
A Side (An M&M Mix)
B Side B2 (An M&M Mix)

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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12 Responses to “Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free (M&M Mix Eighty-Six) (UK 12″)”

  1. Johan Says:

    Thank you!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Johan 🙂


  2. Drake Says:

    Thanks for post!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Drake 🙂


  3. Patrick Says:

    love this

    Thank You


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Glad you like it Patrick. Have a nice weekend 🙂


  4. Ray Fisher Says:

    Such a classic Gay anthem. Lisa Stansfield covered this song in the 90’s, which is another version i like.

    Great post, paul


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Ray. Surprised more people didn’t like this one. It’s one of my favorites great groove and beautiful lyrics.


  5. ric Says:

    Thanks for this, Paul! I like it loads too!
    All the more with that extra positivity and youth thrown into your Heart week!
    This is another of those songs that is hard to ruin by covers or remixes.
    1986 is sort of a “comeback” year for Candi, as she scored a UK club hit end of that year with the later-remixed and now-classic You Got The Love.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy weekend Ric. This is one of my all-time favorite disco tracks 🙂


  6. Erwin Says:

    Paul you’re like a time machine for all of us. Thanks for taking us back to the past yet again. I love this and so good to hear mixes I haven’t heard in YEARS!


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