“Runaways” is taken from the American rock band The Killer’s 4th album “Battle Born”. It was released on July 17, 2012 by Island Records. It was produced by Damian Taylor, Brendan O’Brien, The Killers and Steve Lillywhite, and written by The Killers. The official music video was released on 26 July, 2012 and directed by Warren Fu.
Nolad Feening of “Entertainment Weekly” commented that “begins softly with a few bare-bones piano chords rather than a lot else , however it results potential faster compared to you may memorize the lyrics to ‘Mr . Brightside’ . 4 minutes afterwards , you’ve received a galloping different rocker adequate to move with the perfect of the Vegas quartet’s record”. Nick Bassett stated that “the attractiveness of its heartfelt , retrospective lyrics and also rousing stadium chorus which blend that sensation of nostalgia that everybody will connect with”.
“Runaways” peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Alternative Songs, at number 13 on the Billboard Rock Songs, at number 78 on the UK Singles Chart, at number 83 on the GAON International Singles Chart, at number 34 on the Dutch Top 40 Chart, at number 9 on the Croatian Airplay Radio Chart, at number 37 on the Canadian Hot 100 Chart and at number 67 on the ARIA Singles Chart.
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