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Dion Runaround Sue

Dion Runaround Sue

Rock and Roll

One golden oldie favorite is the classic “Runaround Sue” by Dion. The song was written by Dion and Ernie Maresca. They say it was about the kind of girl who wants you to love her, but when it comes to a commitment, she’s off to someone else. In 1961, the song went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #4 on the R&B Chart. The Belmonts aren’t playing on this single, as they and Dion had split up. Instead, The Del-Satins provide the backup.

Dion was born Dion Francis DiMucci in 1939 in the Bronx. Dion’s music combines many genres, including doo wop, rock, pop, and R&B. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. He continues to record and perform.

Here are the lyrics to “Runaround Sue” by Dion:

“Here’s my story, it’s sad but true
It’s about a girl that I once knew
She took my love then ran around
With every single guy in town

Yeah I should have known it from the very start
This girl will leave me with a broken heart
Now listen people what I’m telling you
A keep away from a Runaround Sue

I might miss her lips and the smile on her face
The touch of her hair and this girl’s warm embrace
So if you don’t want to cry like I do
A keep away from-a Runaround Sue

Ah, she likes to travel around
She’ll love you and she’ll put you down
Now people let me put you wise
Sue goes out with other guys
Here’s the moral and the story from the guy who knows
I fell in love and my love still grows
Ask any fool that she ever knew, they’ll say
Keep away from-a Runaround Sue

Yeah keep away from this girl
I don’t know what she’ll do
Keep away from Sue

She likes to travel around
She’ll love you and she’ll put you down
Now people let me put you wise
She goes out with other guys

Here’s the moral and the story from the guy who knows
I fell in love and my love still grows
Ask any fool that she ever knew, they’ll say
Keep away from a Runaround Sue

Stay away from that girl
Don’t you know what she’ll do now”

For other songs by Dion as a solo artist: “The Wanderer” and “Runaway Girl.”

If you are interested in an album of music from Dion, please click on the photo below:

For More Golden Oldies Music

The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has daily featured doo wop, rock and roll, R&B, or rockabilly songs that were hits during the first era of rock and roll (that is, from about 1952 until the British invasion in 1964). After a song is featured, it then goes into the juke box. You are welcome to listen to any of the 40+ selections there. Every weekend, there is a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night, and the juke box is full of song requests from the 1950s and 1960s.

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3 Comments

  1. RickyDee says:

    This is some of my favorite doo wop music. Thank you guys.

  2. […] If you are interested in reading about and listening to another song by Dion, please click here for “Runaround Sue.” […]

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