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Encyclopedia > Running Scared (song)

Running Scared is a 1961 American 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 1961 and went to No. 1 on the Billboard pop music charts. 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Roy Orbison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. ... Joe Melson (born May, 1935), is an American singer and a BMI award winning songwriter. ... The foyer of Charles Garniers Opéra, Paris, opened 1875 Opera is an art form consisting of a dramatic stage performance set to music. ... In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-side, often accompanied by several B-sides—usually remixes or other songs. ... Monument Records was a record label founded in 1958 by Fred Foster. ... These are the Billboard Hot 100 #1 Hits of 1961: See also: 1961 in music, List of Number 1 Hits (USA) Categories: No 1 hits in the United States ... An example of a Billboard Magazine. ... This article mainly describes pop as used in its more recent sense, as a subgenre of popular music. ...


The song also appears on Orbison's 1962 album titled Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits and his 1989 posthumous album A Black & White Night Live from the 1988 HBO television special. An album (from Latin albus white, blank, relating to a blank book in which something can be inserted) is a packaged collection of related things. ... Roy Orbisons Greatest Hits is a Roy Orbison 331/3 record album from Monument Records recorded at their studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee and released in 1962. ... A Black & White Night Live is a Roy Orbison music album made posthumously by Virgin Records from the HBO television broadcast, Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night. The album was released in 1989 and included the song Blue Bayou that because of time constraints had been deleted... HBO logo HBO (Home Box Office) is a premium cable television network. ...


Noted for being a song written absent of chorus, the verse builds to a climax that, without vibrato, demonstrates the power of Orbison's clear, full voice. Vibrato is a musical effect where the pitch or frequency of a note or sound is quickly and repeatedly raised and lowered over a small distance for the duration of that note or sound. ...


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Running Scared is a vicious and brutal B-movie jacked up to hysterical, hallucinatory proportions -- a pulpy, violent action picture that torments the viewer as much as its characters, and I mean that as a compliment.
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Running Scared has moved to "better quarters on campus" as the Ghostbusters once said.
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The founder of Running Scared, Jazz is a former Republican, now Independent, and marketing editor.
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