"Fox on the Run" is a popular glam rock song by the British band Sweet, first recorded in 1974. It was unusual for a Sweet single, being written by the band rather than producers Chinn & Chapman. It was their 14th single and in 1975 reached number 2 on the British single list, 5 in the US, 1 in Australia, 1 in Germany, 1 in Denmark, 2 inCanada, 2 in the Netherlands, 2 in Norway, 3 in Austria, 3 in New Zealand and 10 in Finland and Sweden. The lyrics of the song are about groupies and use the typical slang of the time, in which sexy women were known as 'foxes'.[original research?]
Two versions were recorded by Sweet. The original version was produced by Mike Chapman in association with Nicky Chinn on the European version of the 1974 albumDesolation Boulevard. Sweet also recorded and produced a more pop-oriented version as a 7" single in 1975, which is the more familiar version of the song. The 1975 single version was included on the North American version of Desolation Boulevard.
The song's been used many times in movies like Dazed And Confused, Detroit Rock City, When in Rome and Catch .44.
Scorpions version Edit
|"Fuchs geh' voran"|
|Single by The Hunters|
"Fuchs geh' voran" is a German cover version of the song. It was released as a single in 1975 by the German rock band Scorpions as The Hunters. The B-side also features a German cover version of a Sweet song: "Action" as "Wenn es richtig losgeht".
Other notable recordings Edit
Many artists and groups have covered this song, including Eric Singer (Kiss), Girlschool, Red Hot Chili Peppers, You Am I, Mad Max, Deadsy, Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13, Ace Frehley (Kiss), The Infamous Unknowns, Make-Up, The Academy Is..., Sweet Savage, Gourmet Mushroom X, and Nip Drivers for the Desperate Teenage Lovedolls soundtrack.