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Album: Fly Like An EagleReleased: 1976Charted:
This was the first song Miller let a rap group sample. He let Run-D.M.C. use it in 2001 with Everlast also on vocals. Miller agreed only after hearing the song and liking what they did with it.
In 2006, the band released a 30th Anniversary Edition of the Fly Like An Eagle
album. Included as a bonus track was "Take The Joker And Run," which is an acoustic version of "Take the Money and Run" sung over an early version of "The Joker
." (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Take The Money And Run is also the name of an unrelated 1969 Woody Allen film. (thanks, Brett - Edmonton, Canada)
The song was done in a country style (with fiddles!) by the Canadian singer Julian Austin in 2000. It appears on his Back in Your Life album. Austin was born in St. John, New Brunswick. (thanks, Peter - Hamilton, Canada)
A soundalike version was used in a 2014 commercial for Taco Bell promoting their Crunchwrap Sliders.