Runaround Sue

original song co-written and performed by Dion (Dion DiMucci)

"Runaround Sue" is a 1961 song by Dion and is the title track from his debut studio album Runaround Sue. It went to number 1 in the United States, New Zealand and Canada and number 2 in Australia. It was covered by Del Shannon and Leif Garrett in 1977.

"Runaround Sue"
Single by Dion
from the album Runaround Sue
B-side"Runaway Girl"
ReleasedSeptember 1961[1]
StudioBell Sound (New York City)
Producer(s)Gene Schwartz
Dion singles chronology
"Somebody Nobody Wants"
"Runaround Sue"
"The Wanderer"


  1. Strong, M. C. (1995). The Great Rock Discography. Edinburgh: Canongate Books Ltd. p. 220. ISBN 0-86241-385-0.
  2. Unterberger, Richie. "Runaround Sue – Dion | Song Info". AllMusic. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Breihan, Tom (April 9, 2018). "The Number Ones: Dion's "Runaround Sue"". Stereogum. Retrieved June 9, 2023. ...a truly great pop song ["Runaround Sue"] that flaunts a toxic viewpoint...I'm not asking a 58-year-old doo-wop song to be woke...