500 Greatest Songs of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

The Left Banke, 'Walk Away Renee'

222. The Left Banke, 'Walk Away Renee'

Writers: Michael Brown, Bob Calilli, Tony Sansone
Harry Lookofsky
Sept. '66, Smash
13 weeks; No. 5

In 1965, Brown was a 16-year-old keyboard prodigy with a crush on a bandmate's girlfriend - bassist Tom Finn had introduced Renee Fladen to the group. Brown wrote three songs about her, including "Walk Away Renee." He quit the Left Banke before they finished recording "Renee" but returned after the song became a hit a year later.

Appears on: There's Gonna Be a Storm (Mercury)

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