Charles Weedon Westover recorded and released "Runaway" in 1961. It charted number one in the US, in Australia, and in the UK. Though he had a long and successful career, this was the only one of his singles that charted number one in the US and the UK, and one of three that did so in Australia.
Michigan boy made good. Tragically died young (aged 55).
Charles W. Westover, December 30, 1934 - February 8, 1990 RIP