"I Ran (So Far Away)" by A Flock of Seagulls was a 1982 hit single in the United States. The song's lyrics address the anxiety associated with getting to know a person one may feel attracted to.
The song became a hit in the US in the summer of 1982 as a result of heavy rotation of a distinctive music video on MTV.
The clip featured singer Mike Score (with his unique hairstyle) and bandmates performing in a room covered with aluminium foil. The band also gained much exposure by touring the US extensively to support the single, including a supporting slot on Squeeze's 1982 US tour.