For better or worse, sometimes running away is the right thing to do. Here is a playlist for those moments. These songs describe the reasoning behind one of the most difficult choices in life: staying or leaving.
1. I Don’t Wanna Be Alone!
Mike Schultz commented, “I’m into doing dark, edgy stuff that moves you, puts you in a mood.” Schultz produced the track about a metaphorical-or-not drifter whom Rihanna’s character has fallen for. The song fits the tone of the overall album perfectly.
2. Can’t Keep Runnin’ Away!
“I still will be a soldier!” Genius reports that this is the anthem for the victims and survivors of bullies. I guess that’s why it worked perfectly on the 8 Mile Soundtrack.
3. “Runnin’ Away” Blood Orange. Can’t Keep Runnin’!
Running away is a very cinematic idea. Perhaps that’s why so many of these songs have been featured on movie soundtracks. This track was featured on Queen & Slim.
4. I’ve Been There
The music video for this song features a young Keke Palmer. Even at her tender age, she is a heart-breakingly expressive actress. Ludacris’ bold humility is the cherry-on-top of an ending. “I can only imagine what you goin’ through ladies! Sometimes I feel like runnin’ away myself!”
5. Come Gimme Play
“What if we could just get on a boat, go out into the ocean, and just live there with everything we need?” According to Koffee herself, that was the thought that inspired this bop. “I don’t wanna rest/I’m sorry!”
6. Baby, I Got A Plan!
Ye is such a controversial figure, he just might have wanted to run away once or twice. This song was released during a stint of attention-seeking stunts by the star. Perhaps the relatability of the song’s theme is what made it such a success.
7. “Running Away” Bob Marley. Running Away!
“You can’t run away from yourself!” This song was written while Bob Marley was in “self-imposed exile” in England. It’s all about recognizing how you feel and allowing others to do the same.
Have you ever full-blown run away from your problems? How did that work out for you? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment!