Radio Mans fave with Dion


Runaround Sue

Dion Francis DiMucci (born July 18, 1939),[14] better known as Dion, is an American singer and songwriter. His music incorporates elements of doo-woppoprockR&Bfolk and blues.[15] Initially the lead singer of the vocal group Dion and the Belmonts, Dion embarked on a solo career, and was one of the most prominent rock and roll performers of the pre-British Invasion era.[1] He had 39 Top 40 hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s as a solo performer, or with the Belmonts and the Del-Satins.[16] He is best remembered for his signature hit songs “Runaround Sue“, “The Wanderer“, “Ruby Baby” and “Lovers Who Wander“, among others.[17]

Dion’s popularity waned in the mid-1960s, and toward the end of the decade he shifted his style with more mature and contemplative songs, such as “Abraham, Martin and John“.[18] He remained popular in the late 1960s until the mid-1970s,[19] and continued making music.[20] During the 1980s, Dion produced several Christian albums, winning a GMA Dove Award in 1984 for the album I Put Away My Idols.[21][22] He returned to secular music in the late 1980s with Yo Frankie (1989).[23] Between the mid-2000s and 2021, Dion released six chart-topping blues albums.[24] Critics who had dismissed his early work, labeling him as a teen idol, praised his later work and noted the influence he has had on other musicians.[15]

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  1. Love it. The music is so infectious that it seems impossible not to want to get up and dance or clap your hands or tap your toes. But the audience in the video is as active as a statue. lol

    Runaround Sue who breaks guys hearts by going “with every single guy in town” matches Dion’s other song The Wanderer.

    Oh well I’m the type of guy who will never settle down
    Where pretty girls are well, you know that I’m around
    I kiss ’em and I love ’em ’cause to me they’re all the same
    I hug ’em and I squeeze ’em they don’t even know my name
    They call me the wanderer, yeah the wanderer
    I roam around around around

    Fun fact: In 1963 Dion married a Sue and 60 years later, they are still together. She is not the inspiration for the song. Dion claims that the inspiration of the song settled down, married a rabbi and had six kids.


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