"I'm Gonna Run To You" is a song by Bridgit Mendler for the Television film, Good Luck Charlie: It's Christmas!. The song was written by Jamie Houston and produced by Jamie Houston and it's a was released as promotional single on November 18, 2011, although it is not found in any album.
A uptempo song, "I'm Gonna Run to You" composed in a pop and Christmas music. Built on a beat, multi-tracked harmonies. Its lyrics declare that the singer sings about being with your lover during Christmas. The song incorporates various instruments, including bell chimes, bass effect and cowbells. The song was written by Mendler and Jamie Houston and produced by Houston. In December 2011 during an interview for Kidz World, Mendler talked about the song: "Working on the song was so much fun. I worked with Jamie Houston and we came up with the idea of people being apart and trying to reunite. We wanted it to be sort of a holiday-related song but something you could listen to year-round hopefully. I hope people like it."
The song was released as promotional single on November 18, 2011.
Critical reception Edit
The song has received generally positive reviews from music critics. Sarah Peel of BSC Kids said "I'm Gonna Run to You" is lovely and catchy and her voice reminds Demi Lovato. He said "I am glad to see that she is working to make sure her dreams are happening. She isn’t the typical Disney singer that we all expect. She reminds me more of an edgy Demi Lovato, which means that she is a risk taker much like Demi is. Vocally they are nothing like each other [Disney stars]. They are not doing the typical dance stuff that we typically hear from them". The Disney Dreaming was positive and recommended the song at all, saying they was excited.
Chart performance Edit
For the week ending December 24, 2011 "I'm Gonna Run To You" debuted at number 13 on the Billboard Holiday Songs.
Music video Edit
The official music video for the song premiered on Disney Channel in December 2, 2011. It was directed by Arlene Sanford.
- American singer Jen Leigh, former member of the BIGLovely, covered the song and released on February 3, 2012. The music video was released on January 1, 2012.