Carousel (3:17)

Cover of Rabbits on the Run

From Rabbits on the Run and 1 other release

Carousel is a song by American singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton, taken from her fourth studio album Rabbits on the Run. The song served as the album’s lead single when it was released via digital download on May 3, 2011.

After confirmation of her new signing with Razor & Tie over a month ago, Carlton confirmed via Twitter that Carousel had been selected as the lead single for Rabbits on the Run, describing it as “a hopeful song that came out of a very dark place. A tune I woke up singing.” Her new label also confirmed the news shortly after.

Carlton premiered an acoustic rendition of the song at a concert played at Kean University on October 9, 2010. The song has since become a regular addition to her set list during live performances.


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  • fireicicle

    white rabbits on the run

    21 May 2013 Reply
  • Lydon17

    Such a cute song :) Totally underrated.

    25 Apr 2013 Reply
  • LouisaViolet

    Beautiful song. Sometimes minimalism is the key. Having the mindset to just make music, in contrast to trying to make a statement, tends to have the best results because you're just letting all of your ideas flow instead of trying to force yourself to work around one solid idea. I guess that it depends on the songwriter in question though..

    27 Aug 2012 Reply
  • charlieedward59

    great song

    11 Aug 2012 Reply
  • LAT-Lavigne

    Perfect song and MV, she deserves much more success.

    11 Apr 2012 Reply
  • rolson54

    Great song

    5 Jan 2012 Reply
  • CamoBedding

    love the album.

    4 Dec 2011 Reply
  • thelodgeshop

    great song and video

    22 Nov 2011 Reply
  • gabrielfaria

    and all I hear is the music.

    11 Aug 2011 Reply
  • kulpdogg

    You’ve scrobbled this track 772 times. You first scrobbled it on 11 Oct 2010. You love this track. lol <3 Such an amazing song!!

    8 Aug 2011 Reply
  • victorvlf

    I Love the song and the video.

    30 Jul 2011 Reply
  • kungfuspinda

    I adore this.

    24 Jun 2011 Reply
  • ronaldbl

    Você fez o scrobble desta faixa 135 vezes. Você fez o primeiro scrobble dela em 3 Mai 2011.

    13 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Rusko-Star

    You’ve scrobbled this track 124 times. You first scrobbled it on 26 Apr 2011. You love this track.

    2 Jun 2011 Reply
  • smallfireflies

    Linda <3

    27 May 2011 Reply

    Amazing first single from Vanessa Carltons upcoming album Rabbits on the Run. Check out the video for Carousel on iTunes.

    26 May 2011 Reply
  • Daydreamishly

    I hear a lot of She & Him in this one. I don't know if I'm crazy about it yet, but that's exactly what I thought about Heroes & Thieves, which grew on me considerably. Excited about the new album!

    24 May 2011 Reply
  • dave_luv

    magic .... ]+_+[

    23 May 2011 Reply
  • zoqh

    One of the few singers I legitimately get excited to hear new music from! I love this song! <3 (4)

    21 May 2011 Reply
  • marcoant_w

    love the song, hate the music video

    19 May 2011 Reply
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