Run With Us

Album: Run With Us (1988)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song was originally written for the theme tune of the children's cartoon The Raccoons, which was played in many countries between 1980 and 1992. The song was written by Kevin Gillis, Jon Stroll and Steve Lunt, and the first version wasn't sung by Lisa Lougheed. She became involved with the show at a later date and even became the voice actor of the popular character "Lisa Raccoon." At this time she did sing "Run With Us" and it is this version that became a minor hit in Canada and is the most famous version. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Brother Ralph - UK
  • For a short while this was mistaken for a "Drug Song." People assumed that the song was meant to be sung by a drug dealer that has "Everything you need" to remove the depression that is referenced in this song. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mjn Seifer - England

Comments: 5

  • Terry from Carlisle, United KingdomListen to Ralph, Mjn Seifer. I work with one of the animators from this show, I have been in contact with Kevin Gillis and I have occasional contact with Lisa Lougheed. 'Run with us' was written by Kevin Gillis and John Stroll circa 1984. John sang it on the first series of the show (1985), Lisa sang it after that. The song hit No. 66 in the Canadian charts in 1988.
  • Megan from Toronto, OnI'm pretty sure it's her version that's in the cartoon...
  • Mjn Seifer from Not Listed For Personal Reason, EnglandOk, I'll take you're word for it. I love this song to much to argue, and I'm probably wrong anyway.
  • Ralph from Plymouth, United KingdomMjn Seifer, I'm sorry but you are mistaken. I am in contact with the actual writers of the song, Kevin Gillis and John Stroll. I can assure you this was performed by Steve Lunt roughly 4 years before Lisa Lougheed's performance of the piece took it into the charts. She certainly didn't sing it all the way through, and she more than certainly did not write it, though she is a brilliant singer for the piece.
  • Mjn Seifer from Not Listed For Personal Reason, EnglandThis was made by her. She made it after havung a fight in her familly, I remember her saying this in an interview.

    And while it is true it was used in some show, It WAS sung by her all the way threw, trust me.
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