Producer Sylvester Levay wrote this tune based on a riff he had in his head one morning when walking. His fellow producer Michael Kunze remembered it and suggested they use it for the Silver Convention album they were recording. Levay confessed: "I didn't know if it should go on the album. But Kunze was convinced it would be a hit. He said, 'I'm going to call this song 'Run, Rabbit, Run.' I wasn't so happy about it because of the Volkswagen Rabbit, but I didn't want to criticize him. The next morning, somebody up there must have heard my plea. I heard on Armed Forces Network a song, 'Run, Rabbit.' It was just a half-hour before the girls were to come in and sing. I was very happy. I said to Michael that I had just heard a song called 'Run, Rabbit' and in 30 seconds he said, 'O.K., let's do 'Fly, Robin, Fly.'"