Runaway Train (Soul Asylum song)

song written and composed by Dave Pirner, originally recorded by Soul Asylum and released in 1992

"Runaway Train" is a 1993 song by Soul Asylum and is the third single from their sixth studio album Grave Dancers Union. It went to number 1 in Canada and Lithuania, number 2 in New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland, number 3 in Austria and the Netherlands, number 4 in Denmark, number 5 in the United States, number 6 in Iceland and Ireland, number 7 in United Kingdom, number 8 in Belgium, number 11 in Australia and Finland and number 16 in France. It won a Grammy Award in 1994. The song deals with children who have gone missing.

"Runaway Train"
Single by Soul Asylum
from the album Grave Dancers Union
ReleasedJune 1, 1993 (1993-06-01)
Songwriter(s)Dave Pirner
Producer(s)Michael Beinhorn
Soul Asylum singles chronology
"Black Gold"
"Runaway Train"
"Sexual Healing"
Music video
"Runaway Train" at YouTube

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