It has been a long time since I uploaded my last piano solo, and I am very happy to upload my latest one which is the romantic and melodious love song Runaway by The Corrs.
Long time readers of Jem Girl at the Piano will know that The Corrs are one of my favourite bands (I have talked about some of their songs before, which you can read here) and I chose to learn Runaway from a properly published music book which I have had in my collection, for a very long time.
I have followed the band very closely over the years, and was lucky enough to see them perform live at Wembley Arena in the 1990’s. Runaway was (I believe) an unexpected hit for the band, from their first album Forgiven Not Forgotten. I have always enjoyed listening to the song for its simplicitiy combined with Andrea’s strong, emotive vocals that make it a love song to be reckoned with.
There are a few types of piano solo options for Runaway. Whenever The Corrs perform the song, it is often an unplugged version, with Caroline (who usually plays the drums), playing a more arpeggio based piano version of the song. I chose to learn the top melodic line with the third line, as I felt this combnation makes there song more easily identifiable.
Listen to my piano solo below, followed by the original version of the song and also wonderful live performance where Andrea hardly needed to sing, as the audience knew each and every word of this beautiful song!
My piano solo of Runaway:
Runaway by The Corrs:
Runaway live performance by The Corrs: