“Runaway” is a song by American singer Janet Jackson, released in August 1995 as the lead single from her first greatest hits album, “Design of a Decade: 1986-1996.” as one of the two new songs on the album. It was written by Janet Jackson, James Harris III, and Terry Lewis. Upon its release, “Runaway” became a commercial success, reaching the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. The song’s popularity was further enhanced by its inclusion in the “Design of a Decade” album, which featured many of Janet Jackson’s greatest hits from the 1980s and 1990s.
“Runaway” is a dance-pop track with a catchy and infectious groove. The song’s lyrics speak about escaping from troubles and seeking freedom and release through dancing and music. It encourages listeners to find solace in the joy of dancing and embracing life’s challenges.
The accompanying music video for “Runaway” was directed by Marcus Nispel. It was filmed at an airplane hangar in Van Nuys, California, in early August 1995.
“Design of a Decade: 1986-1996″ celebrated Janet Jackson’s first decade in the music industry and showcased her evolution as an artist over the years. The album was well-received and cemented her status as one of the most influential and successful female artists in contemporary pop music.”Runaway” remains a favorite among Janet Jackson’s fans, capturing the essence of her music during the 1990s and her ability to create memorable dance-pop tracks. Its infectious rhythm and empowering message continue to make it a beloved song in her extensive discography.