So Obvious

Album: Runner Runner (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • Runner Runner is an American Pop-Punk band founded in Huntington Beach, California in 2008. The quintet comprises vocalist Ryan Ogren, keyboardist Peter Munters, guitarist Nick Bailey, bassist Jon Berry and drummer James Ulrich. They were the first band signed to David Letterman's record label, Clear Entertainment/C.E. Music. The band's television debut was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on July 20, 2010.
  • This was their debut single. The band explained its meaning to PropertyOfZack: "This one is to remind us that all of our wildest dreams are always a song away. Whether longing for the ones we love or a way through the desperation of making a dream real, what you want is closer than you think."
  • The song appeared as a bonus "What's Next New Music Preview" on Now That's What I Call Music! 34.
  • The origins of the band's name lies in Ogren and Berry's love of poker. "Runner runner" is a poker term that, loosely defined, means "coming out of nowhere and pulling off a winning hand at the last possible moment."

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