Running Scared (2:12)

Cover of The Very Best of Roy Orbison

From The Very Best of Roy Orbison and 223 other releases

“Running Scared” is a 1961 American pop song written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson and sung by Orbison. An operatic rock ballad, the song was released as a 45rpm single by Monument Records in March 1961. It went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. “Running Scared” also reached #9 in the UK chart. The song was recorded as part of Roy’s 1961 album ‘Crying’ as the final track on the album, and it has since been included in numerous other albums and multi-artist collections, well known as one of the masterful singer’s most popular songs.


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  • CidaDuarteF


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  • BennoTiger


    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • BreezinAlong

    "which one would you choose"

    8 Jun 2013 Reply
  • lovehonkytonk

    here we go again with that "Freaky" crap, this is a radio station. Listen to the music .....

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • RhiannonF55

    PLEASE DON'T READ THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEAREST POSSIBLE FRIDAY BY THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE.TOMORROW WILL BE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. NOW YOU'VE STARTED READING THIS. DON'T STOP. THIS IS SO FREAKY. 1. say your name 10 times 2. say your mom's name 5 times 3. say your crushes name 3 times 4. paste this to 4 other songs. if you do this, your crush will kiss you on the nearest Friday. but if you read this and do not paste this, then you will have very bad luck. SEND THIS TO 5 SONGS IN 143 MINUTES. WHEN YOU'RE DONE PRESS F6 AND YOUR CRUSH'S NAME WILL APPEAR IN BIG LETTERS ON THE SCREEN. THIS IS SO FREAKY BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY WORK

    27 Jan 2013 Reply
  • IAJP

    that high note at the end is absolutely breathtaking. roy you DUDE.

    24 Nov 2012 Reply
  • elogirl1

    What a beautiful song with a unique structure!

    28 Oct 2012 Reply
  • CaptnTightpants


    1 Sep 2012 Reply
  • christles

    One of his best. David Lynch agrees.

    25 Jun 2012 Reply
  • KidAInLimbo

    Whew. This song hits so hard.

    22 Jun 2012 Reply
  • lovehonkytonk

    Another song written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson....

    23 Mar 2012 Reply
  • lovehonkytonk

    elvis who???

    26 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Lowbacca

    dat build-up [2] and yes, widowsboy is right.

    15 Jan 2012 Reply
  • beppex

    E' stato un grande, canzoni meravigliose!

    5 Jan 2012 Reply
  • CaptainLesgate

    @Widowsboy: You should have a listen to "Roy" by Animals That Swim. The lyrics consist of an imaginary conversation with Roy Orbison, in which Roy laments, "That's right, son. I should've been biggger than Elvis. I sing like a bird, write my own words, missed my chance 'cause I was too damn ugly."

    21 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    dat build-up

    18 Nov 2011 Reply
  • lovehonkytonk

    QUITE A SONG WRITER, not to mention quite a singer..

    6 Nov 2011 Reply
  • MuscleHorse


    23 Oct 2011 Reply
  • algenon50

    way ahead of his time !!

    14 Oct 2011 Reply
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