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The Wonder That Is Bon Jovi’s “Runaway” Music Video

Bon Jovi’s self-titled debut was released 33 years ago today (January 21), and perhaps the most memorable aspect of it might be the video for lead single “Runaway.”

Is there anything more delightfully 80’s than this video?!

The fire?

The intense staring of the “Runaway” directly into the camera?

Jon Bon Jovi’s lavender leather pants?!

Seriously…this video is awesome! (The song’s a bit of alright, too!)

Bon Jovi - Runaway

Music video by Bon Jovi performing Runaway. (C) 1984 The Island Def Jam Music Group


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  True story.