Young Hearts Run Free (4:06)

Cover of Suspicious Minds: The Best of Candi Staton

From Suspicious Minds: The Best of Candi Staton and 190 other releases

.At the age of eleven or twelve, Staton and her sister Maggie were sent to the Jewell Christian Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. Her vocal abilities quickly set her apart from the crowd; the school’s pastor teamed the two sisters with a third girl to form the Jewell Gospel Trio. As teenagers, they toured the traditional gospel circuit in the 1950s with The Soul Stirrers, C. L. Franklin, and Mahalia Jackson. They recorded several sides for Nashbro, Apollo, and Savoy Records between 1953 and 1963.

Solo career
Candi Staton onstage at Guilfest 2012

In 1968, Staton launched her solo career as a Southern soul stylist, garnering 16 R&B hits for Rick Hall’s Fame Studios and gaining the title of “First Lady of Southern Soul” for her Grammy-nominated R&B renditions of the songs “Stand by Your Man” and “In the Ghetto”.[3] Staton appeared on the September 23, 1972 edition (Season 2, Episode 1) of Soul Train. In 1975, Staton began collaborating with producer David Crawford on disco songs such as “Young Hearts Run Free”, which reached #1 on the US R&B charts, #2 in the UK Singles Chart and went Top 20 on the Pop Hot 100 [4] during the summer of 1976. It was remixed and re-released in 1986 reaching the UK Top 50.[4] Follow up song “Destiny” hit the Top 50 in the UK.[4] Candi’s version of “Nights on Broadway” hit the UK Top 10 in 1977;[4] it had been a US Billboard hit for the Bee Gees over a year before. In 1978 she scored another Top 50 hit in the UK with “Honest I Do I Love You”.[4] Other club hits included “When You Wake Up Tomorrow” and “Victim”.


Everyone’s tags

More tags

Play with Spotify

Albums featuring this track (191)

Similar Tracks

  Track   Duration Listeners
Labelle - Lady Marmalade 3:56 89,373
Chaka Khan - I'm Every Woman 4:01 128,828
The Trammps - Disco Inferno 3:35 126,516
Sister Sledge - Thinking of You 4:47 39,663
Gloria Gaynor - Never Can Say Goodbye 2:59 72,904
Tavares - Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel 6:33 91,115

Listening Trend

74,321listeners all time
275,038scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Explore more


Leave a comment. Log in to or sign up.
  • BigWolf64


    19 Nov 2014 Reply
  • karnickel

    17 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Batiste369

    Great song! true message too. Young hearts need to run freeee...

    15 Jul 2013 Reply
  • ThirstLight


    4 Jun 2013 Reply
  • groovygary

    Why ANOTHER WRONG VERSION? do you get this poor stuff?

    30 Nov 2012 Reply
  • moonshado

    not a good version,i remember the ep,used to love that

    28 Aug 2012 Reply
  • pgrabowski

    Billboard No.1 the week I was born

    26 Jul 2012 Reply
  • hemoglucotek


    28 Apr 2012 Reply
  • RussellChap

    Mouldy oldie but a goody ;-)

    18 Feb 2012 Reply
  • juicy9fj

    BadBac Cu Love Every Word

    13 Nov 2011 Reply
  • rikrijean

    great it very much......

    10 Nov 2011 Reply
  • godwand

    wow, this is really good! first time listening and I can already tell it's gonna be long-time favorite.

    1 Nov 2011 Reply
  • spacepants1

    Total classic

    7 Oct 2011 Reply
  • tarikfiner


    3 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Soulgrova

    Nice Oldie........KTF....

    20 May 2011 Reply
  • boscopud

    hehehe....*falls over laughing*

    1 Apr 2011 Reply
  • boscopud

    HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BRIAN! He wasn't there a second ago when I was typing this! OOOH! O-O !!! WHOO gaaaaawd! He's a tricky boy! HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!! I type slooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow..... HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

    1 Apr 2011 Reply
  • boscopud

    WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! (listen #2!) I loooooouuuuuuuuurve this song!

    1 Apr 2011 Reply
  • boscopud

    AHHHHHHHH...SHOOTSKI!!!! - Gertski! :-D I was too slow, Brian! Marjo47 beat me here! hehehe... *waves to Brian from the other side of Marjo. Jamie covers Marjo's ears to protect them and calls over to Brian* I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS SONG BRIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D

    1 Apr 2011 Reply
  • gertski

    Jamie!°!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm over here dear infront of Marjo!!!

    1 Apr 2011 Reply
  • All 96 shouts