"Runaway Train" is a song by the Minneapolis rock band Soul Asylum.
The song led Soul Asylum to international status, and helped bring their album, Grave Dancers Union to a multi-platinum level.
It was the third single off the album (see Soul Asylum discography) and reached No. 5 on the Billboard charts. It won a Grammy Award for the best rock song in 1994.
The song has become synonymous with the band, and has led many people to believe that it is the group's only hit, categorizing Soul Asylum as a one-hit wonder band. .