When Jefferson Airplane became Jefferson Starship, they left behind full-throttle, psychedelic rock and roll and swapped it for more thoughtful, soft pop ballads. "Runaway," which was on their 1978 Earth album, showcased lead singer Marty Balin's plaintive vocals, with soul-piercing lyrics and a memorable melody anchoring.
This rock pop ballad was written by Nicholas Q. Dewey and hit the number 12 slot on the Billboard 100. Unlike "Miracles" and "With Your Love," it has a bit of a faster pace and has a fiery riff underlying the sensitive words. This beautiful paean to love and all of its aspects fits the feel-good era of the 70s. When they were Jefferson Airplane, their kaleidoscope-toned music fit the turbulent 60s. As Starship, they really took off into orbit with themes of love, relationships and emotional commitment. Kick back and let your mind runaway with all the possibilities.
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About the Curator - Sonya Alexander
After graduating from UCLA, Sonya trained to be a talent agent. After realizing she belonged on the creative end, she started freelance writing, covering film festivals for Los Angeles local papers. She's written about film, video games, global affairs, wildlife conservation and, most recently, music. She specializes in classic rock, classic soul, blues, classic country, classical and world music and is tri-coastal, residing in Los Angeles, New York and New Orleans.