A parody of a song by Del Shannon.  Recorded by John Fitzpatrick in Arlington, VA
Recorded: 04/12/2016  Released: 04/12/2016  First aired: 04/14/2016
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With big thanks to Robert Szkolnicki from Winnipeg who had the idea and wrote it. Why, why, why, why, why? You'd have to ask him....

Runaway by Del Shannon

As I drive to golf
I wonder what is wrong
With my car
As the engine light comes on
And as I still drive on
I think of cash I’ve paid to Jim Coleman
Can’t wait to tell Wilbon

I'm a yellin’ at OnStar
What is wrong with this bleeping car?
Can’t stay calm because I see
Engine light flashin’ back at me
And I worry
I wor-wor-wor-wor-worry
That’s my move

My, my, my, my, move every day
Yes, and I worry
Don’t care what you say
I'll worry anyway
Wor, wor, wor, wor-ry, anyway

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joeythejammer in Ellicott City, MD
I usually like to leave comments on the ones I really like. I remember listening to this last year, but see I left no comments. Consider that fixed. This is hilarious!!
36 days ago.
Carroll Connelley in Stafford, VA
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Luke Overbey in Charleston, SC
Love it. And agree about the mix of vocal styles.
489 days ago.
robert berg in Pittsburgh, PA
I gotta echo Jason here...the movement through different vocal styles is just...well, I can't tell you how envious I am. love that this was put into jingle form. terrifying? really? a guy who has millions is TERRIFIED that the check engine light went on.
491 days ago.
Jerry in Annandale, VA
#4 in the jingle segment
491 days ago.
Anita in Alaska in Anchorage,AK
TK's going to love this. Great job by both of you.
491 days ago.
judofuse in Atlanta
Very cool all around. I love that this combines into one jingle examples of several great vocal styles that John can do... from the smooth intro, the rasp to start the middle section and then the killer falsetto. All sound great!
491 days ago.
Sean Morrissey in Frederick,MD
Captures the segment beautifully. Great lyrics and excellent vocals.
491 days ago.
RobertSz in Winnipeg,MB
You got it John. Nice tweaks. Great vocals. I heard "Runaway" this afternoon on the radio and immediately came up with the lines "I'll worry anyway" and "the engine light came on".
492 days ago.
mrlip in Springfield, VA
That's my move! Nice job Robert and great vocal John.
492 days ago.