Posted by DjPaulT on 17th January 2013
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984
R E Q U E S T
“Run to You” is a rock song written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance for Adams’ fourth studio album, Reckless. It was the first single released from the album and is still one of Adams’s most recognizable and popular songs. The song topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song has appeared on all of Adams’ compilation albums. The single was certified Gold in Canada in 1985.
“Run to You” was released in October 1984 and became one of the most successful songs from Reckless on the American rock charts and arguably one of Adams most recognizable and popular songs. “Run to You” was released worldwide on October 18, 1984. The song reached the top ten on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and was Adams first number one hit on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and number six on the Billboard Hot 100. “Run to You” reached the top twenty on the Canadian singles chart and remained there for seven weeks. “Run to You” reached the highest Canadian chart positions Adams had attained at the time of release and became his second top twenty single in Canada. “Run to You” was released the following month in Ireland and peaked at number 8 and reached number eleven on the UK Singles Chart. It was his second single to chart in Europe.
Stewart Mason from Allmusic said “Run to You” was the first of the album’s six Top 30 hits, and in retrospect, “one of the weakest of the lot. Although the song has a thundering chorus, the kind that sounds truly excellent blasting through FM speakers, there is quite literally not much else to the song: of the song’s nearly four-minute length, over half of the song is devoted to repeats of the chorus and an unimaginative instrumental breakdown that leads into a seemingly endless vamp on the chorus to fade.” The long instrumental is indicative of the theme of the music video where the protagonist is serenading his guitar as the object of his affection.
The music video was shot in London, England and later Los Angeles. Directed by Steve Barron, it was nominated for the 1985 MTV Video Music Awards in five different categories: Best Direction, Best Special Effects, Best Art Direction, Best Editing and Best Cinematography. While the song didn’t win any of the awards, it has received more MTV Video Music Award nominations than any other of Adams’ songs. The English actress Lysette Anthony appears in the video.
Run To You (Specially Remixed Version) 3:59
I’m Ready 3:58
Cuts Like A Knife 5:16
Vinyl: Near Minr
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1984||Run To You||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#6|
|1984||Run To You||U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||#1|
Label: A&M Records – AMY 224
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Photography By – Hiro*
Producer – Bob Clearmountain, Bryan Adams
Written-By – Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance
“Run To You” original version appears on the A&M album “Reckless” AMA 5013.
Tracks B1 & B2 taken from the A&M album “Cuts Like A Knife” AMLH 64919.
Track A1 actual duration is 3:54
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Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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