Did You Know: “Take It On The Run” By REO Speedwagon

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Your ‘Tickets @ 2’ song of the day is “Take It On The Run” by REO Speedwagon. It came out in 1981 from the album Hi Infidelity.

This was band member Gary Richrath’s answer to fellow band co-leader Kevin Cronin’s “Keep on Loving You.”

Both were going through marital difficulties at the time. Says Richrath: “When I wrote that, I woke up one night, half asleep, and sat down in front of the TV. There was a soap opera on, and I was just sitting there strumming a guitar, thinking, ‘God, these guys’ relationships are worse than mine.’ I just sat there and sang vocals about the effects of gossip and relationships breaking up. Originally, this was called ‘Don’t Let Me Down,’ with lyrics geared more toward men.”

When we play it between two and three we’ll take caller #12 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) to win a 4-Pack of tickets to the L.A. County Fair.

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