"Get-A-Way" is a European hit single by the German Eurodance project Maxx. It was first released on October 1993 as the debut single from the project's first album, To the Maxximum (1994). In Germany, it reached Gold status for selling over 250,000 units. It peaked within the Top 10 in at least 13 countries; Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. By mid-1994, it sold over 1.1 million singles in Europe.
"Get-A-Way" originally featured vocals by rapper Boris Köhler (Gary Bokoe) and singer Samira Besic. It was inspired by Ice MC's "Take Away the Colour" and became a major club hit in Germany upon release in October 1993. For unknown reasons, Besic did not participate further in Maxx beyond recording vocals for "Get-A-Way." A model-dancer named Eliz Yavuz (Alice Montana) was hired to lip-sync Besic's vocals for the accompanying music video. British singer Linda Meek was later recruited into the act early in 1994. She quickly became associated with "Get-A-Way," by the media due to her regularly performing the song live in concert and on music television programs with Köhler for music programs like Top of the Pops, Dance Machine, MTV and many more.
The music video for "Get-A-Way" was directed by director Jonathan Bate. It was filmed in Sweden. Bate would also go on directing the video for the project's next single, "No More (I Can't Stand It)". "Get-A-Way" was later published on Altra Moda Music's official YouTube channel in July 2016. The video has amassed more than 48 million views as of September 2021.
The video begins with a man at a cemetery. On a new grave he lays down a piece of jewelry and leaves. Then another scene begins in a parking garage, with several men wearing gas masks, raiding a Securitas van and escaping. A detective, the man from the cemetery, appears on the scene. Afterwards a young woman is seen fleeing with two suitcases. She loses a piece of jewelry when she is picked up by a man in a white car, apparently her lover who has been involved in the robbery. The detective finds the piece of jewelry lying on the ground, picks it up and starts chasing the couple. They drives through a winter landscape and visits a petrol station before they arrives a caravan in the forest. They kiss each other and run into the woods. The detective has been on the petrol station and through the forest he has come to the caravan. Right afterwards, the couple returns from the trip in the woods and enters the caravan, unaware that they have been found. Through the video, Gary Bokoe is seen rapping at the scene in the parking garage, surrounded by flashing police lights, police officers and barrier tape around him. Alice Montana performs the chorus as she walks through the cemetery. Other scenes shows her sitting in the back seat of a car.