Running On Empty (Jackson Browne)

Producer: Scott Bennett
Arrangement: Scott Bennett
Studio: Buzz Smith Music
Bass/Drums: Buzzy Smith
Piano/B-3 Organ: Buzzy Smith
Guitar: Paul Chester
Sax: Kelly Dean
Vocal: Scott Bennett
BGVs: Kelly Dean/Becky Williams
Key: D
BPM: 130
Chart: #11 US Billboard Hot 100, March 1978
Original: YouTube

ASD Music Review:

This song is anything but running on empty. Dance beat is a bit laid back as compared to other releases from Crest. Melody leads blend into the overall sound with “hot” fills. Lots of music from saxophone, electric guitar, organ, and piano. There are even some background vocals in the breaks. It’s a rock song that will drive the energy level up. Scott sounds good and uses good singing word meter. Adjust tempo for comfort.