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LONDON - SEPTEMBER 21: ***EXCLUSIVE*** Musician Bryan Adams performs live on stage at 'Peace One Day 2008' at the Royal Albert Hall on September 21, 2008 in London, England. Peace Day is an annual event celebrating a day of global ceasefire and non-violence. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)

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Bryan Adams: “Run to You”

The Hook: The only song of his that, after finishing recording it, he thought probably would be a hit.

Album: Reckless

Year: 1984

Writers: Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance

Stats: Topped Billboard’s Top Rock Tracks chart and peaked at number-six on the Billboard Hot 100.

Background: Bryan Adams claims he’s almost never confident that any song he’s recorded is a surefire hit. There’s one song in his catalog, though, that he says he was pretty sure of.

Bryan Adams on “Run to You” being perhaps the only song of his that he felt was a hit after recording it. OC:…same vein. :23

“I remember thinking when I heard the track for ‘Run to You’ – ‘cause it was a first take, that recording – and I put it in my car thing and I thought, ‘This sounds really good.’ To this day, I’m probably the proudest of that song, I think, because it was the first single off Reckless and I knew that it was going to get a great response. I had a feeling, because the last thing I had done was ‘Cuts Like a Knife’ and I thought it was in the same vain.”