Friday, May 14, 2010

American Top 40 Flashback - "Runaway," Del Shannon

Ladies and gentlemen, Del Shannon and the invisible horns, performing the great "Runaway." The #1 song in America, this week in 1961.


le0pard13 said...

My 10 year old daughter, reading this over my shoulder, just said, "They had cameras way back then?" I can't think of it at the moment, but what movie had this tune in the soundtrack? I'm racking my brain on that one. Thanks, Jeff.

Jeff V said...

LOL! I know that it was in American Graffiti, and it also served as the theme song for Michael Mann's short-lived TV series "Crime Story" - a re-recording by Shannon, singing with a much deeper voice.

#167 Dad said...

Great song. Incredible footage.