I've been debating posting Slade's Run Runaway for days but it just so happens that I like the song. It's been stuck in my head the whole time. I heard it the other day and I realized that I couldn't think of another song by the band. Luckily, Grooveshark was there to help, as always, and I quickly found out why. It's a ridiculously happy song and I was expecting some sproingy early New Wave, someone just on the weird side of bubble-gum pop. My mind associates this song with Iko Iko and the heady days of making mix tapes on actual tapes. It turns out that Slade was actually a cheesy, wanna-be-hard rock band. They recorded some cover songs, including a notably bad but faithful attempt at Cum on Feel the Noize (someday I'll subject you to a Versions post on that song), and a few more albums but none of it sound like Run Runaway. That's too bad, really. I think they'd have had a lot more success.