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"Run to the Hills"
"Run to the Hills" cover
Single by Iron Maiden
from the album The Number of the Beast, Live After Death, Rock in Rio
B-side(s) 1982 single
"Total Eclipse"
1985 live single
"Phantom of the Opera (live)", "Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)"
2002 live single
Part 1
"22, Acacia Avenue (live)", "The Prisoner (live)", "Run to the Hills (Camp Chaos video)"
Part 2
"Children of the Damned (live)", "Total Eclipse (live)", "Run to the Hills (video)"
Released 12 February 1982
2 December 1985
11 March 2002
Recorded 1982
March 1985
19 January 2001
Genre Heavy metal
Length 3:50
3:54
4:59
Label EMI
Writer(s) Steve Harris
Chart positions

1982 single Image File history File links Iron_Maiden_-_Run_to_the_Hills. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from east London. ... The Number of the Beast is a heavy metal album released in 1982 (see 1982 in music) by Iron Maiden on EMI in the UK and originally Harvest Records/Capitol Records in the U.S. (now on Sanctuary Records/Columbia Records), and is widely considered to be one of the... Live After Death is the first live album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on October 14, 1985. ... Rock in Rio is a live album recorded during the heavy metal legends Iron Maidens 2001 headlining performance at the Rock in Rio festival. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles were released beginning in the 1950s. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that emerged as a defined musical style in the 1970s, having its roots in hard rock bands which, between 1969 and 1974,[1] mixed blues and rock music to create a hybrid with a thick, heavy, guitar-and-drums-centered sound, characterised... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The EMI Group is a music company comprising the major record label, EMI Music, based in Brook Green in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based on Charing Cross Road, London. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Stephen Percy Harris or Arry to his fans (born March 12, 1956 in Leytonstone, London, England) is the bassist and primary composer of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ...

  • 7 (UK charts)

1985 live single

  • 26 (UK charts)
Iron Maiden singles chronology
"Purgatory"
(1981)
"Run to the Hills"
(1982)
"The Number of the Beast"
(1982)



"Running Free (live)"
(1985)
"Run to the Hills (live)"
(1985)
"Wasted Years"
(1986)



"Out of the Silent Planet"
(2000)
"Run to the Hills (live)"
(2002)
"Wildest Dreams"
(2003)
1985 live single
1985 live single cover
1985 live single cover
2002 live single
Cover of part 2 of 2002 live single
Cover of part 2 of 2002 live single

"Run to the Hills" is Iron Maiden's sixth single and first single from Iron Maiden's 1982 album The Number of the Beast. It was written by Steve Harris, bassist and founder of the band. Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from east London. ... Categories: | | ... It has been suggested that The Number of the Beast 2005 be merged into this article or section. ... Running Free (live) was the first single from the legendary live Iron Maiden album Live After Death. ... Wasted Years was the fifteenth single released by Iron Maiden and the first from their Somewhere in Time album. ... Out of the Silent Planet is a single from the Iron Maiden album Brave New World, released in 2000. ... Wildest Dreams is a single from the Iron Maiden 13th studio album Dance of Death, released in 2003. ... Image File history File links 2392. ... Image File history File links Hills021. ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from east London. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Number of the Beast is a heavy metal album released in 1982 (see 1982 in music) by Iron Maiden on EMI in the UK and originally Harvest Records/Capitol Records in the U.S. (now on Sanctuary Records/Columbia Records), and is widely considered to be one of the... Stephen Percy Harris or Arry to his fans (born March 12, 1956 in Leytonstone, London, England) is the bassist and primary composer of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ...


The song was released as a single on 12 February 1982, as a prelude to the album. This would be the first single released by the band to feature current vocalist Bruce Dickinson. On the b-side was a song called "Total Eclipse", which would not be on the initial version of the album The Number of the Beast. However, the band later regretted this decision, as they thought the song was too good to be only a b-side. "Total Eclipse" was added to the Number of the Beast album when it was re-released in 1998. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Number of the Beast is a heavy metal album released in 1982 (see 1982 in music) by Iron Maiden on EMI in the UK and originally Harvest Records/Capitol Records in the U.S. (now on Sanctuary Records/Columbia Records), and is widely considered to be one of the... The Number of the Beast is a heavy metal album released in 1982 (see 1982 in music) by Iron Maiden on EMI in the UK and originally Harvest Records/Capitol Records in the U.S. (now on Sanctuary Records/Columbia Records), and is widely considered to be one of the...


The single is the second of three single-covers featuring Riggs' depiction of Satan. He debuted on the single-cover of Purgatory and his decapitated head is featured on the single-cover for The Number of the Beast.


In 1985, "Run to the Hills" was released again as Iron Maiden's 13th single, now in a live version, taken from the live album Live After Death. However, the single cover-art displayed Iron Maiden's mascot Eddie playing an organ: a setting that is often associated with "Phantom of the Opera." Live versions of "Phantom of the Opera" and "Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)" were the b-sides. Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from east London. ... Live After Death is the first live album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on October 14, 1985. ... Eddie may refer to: In sports: Eddie Cheever, American race car driver Eddie Guardado, American baseball closer Eddie Guerrero, late American professional wrestler of Hispanic extraction Eddie Irvine, British Formula One driver In music: Eddie Cochran, American rockabilly musician Eddie From Ohio, an American folk band Eddie Jacobson, frontman for...


In early 2002 "Run to the Hills" was again released as a single, and once again in a live version. This time it was the original studio version again, but with live recordings as b-sides. The single was released to raise money for the Clive Burr MS Trust Fund, to help former Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr, who is suffering from multiple sclerosis. In March of 2002, Iron Maiden played three shows at the Brixton Academy in London to raise money for this trust fund, and the single was released around the same time. Two versions of this single exist, with different b-sides. Clive Burr (b. ... Brixton Academy The Brixton Academy is a large music venue in Brixton, South London with a capacity of 4,921. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


It was released as a video in the early 1980s, which was later remade in the late 90s/early 2000s. The first video consisted of the band performing, interspersed with comical footage from a Buster Keaton film featuring Indians. Buster himself is not shown at any moment, apparently for rights reasons. The later video removed all the old film footage and replaced it with Flash animation of Eddie in a sci-fi Wild West setting, animated by Camp Chaos. 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Joseph Frank Keaton Jr. ... A Flash animation or Flash cartoon is an animated film which is distributed in the . ...


The song itself is about the conflict between Native Americans and the invading white men. The first verse is written from the point of view of the native Cree,("White Man came, across the sea!/They brought us pain, and misery!") the second and third from the point of view of white soldiers. It may have been inspired by the film Soldier Blue, about the massacre of a peaceful Cheyenne village by US militia (one line goes "Soldier blue in the barren wastes" and then refers to rape and murder amongst other attrocities). A Hupa man. ... The Cree are an indigenous people of North America whose people range from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean in both Canada and the United States. ... For the three letter acronym, see SEA. Sea as seen from jetty in Frankston, Australia Look up maritime in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Pain in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Misery (disambiguation). ... Soldier Blue is an American western movie made in 1970 and directed by Ralph Nelson. ...


"Run to the Hills" ranked #27 on VH1's Top 40 Metal Songs [1] . This is the complete list of VH1s 40 Greatest Metal Songs shown on VH1 from May 1-4: 40. ...


A shortened version of the song is included in the soundtrack of SSX on Tour. SSX On Tour (working title: SSX 4) is the fourth title in the SSX series of video games for the GameCube, PlayStation 2, PSP and Xbox. ...


An all-star cover version of the song is found on the tribute album Numbers from the Beast, featuring Robin McAuley on vocals, Michael Schenker and Pete Fletcher on guitars, Tony Franklin on bass and Brian Tichy on drums. This version follows the original schema of the song, but varies in terms of guitar solos. Schenker has also added small solos in places where there originally are no solos. Numbers From The Beast is a tribute album to Iron Maiden, performed by some of the leading names in heavy metal music. ... Robin McAuley is a rock vocalist known mostly for his work in McAuley Schenker Group and Grand Prix. ... Michael Schenker circa 1983 Michael Schenker (born January 10, 1955) is a hard rock and heavy metal guitarist of UFO and a founding member of the Scorpions. ... Tony Franklin is an English musician. ...

Contents

Track listing

1982 single

  1. "Run to the Hills" (Steve Harris) – 3:50
  2. "Total Eclipse" (Harris, Dave Murray, Clive Burr) – 4:28

Stephen Percy Harris or Arry to his fans (born March 12, 1956 in Leytonstone, London, England) is the bassist and primary composer of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... David Michael Murray (born December 23, 1958 in Edmonton, London) is an English guitarist and songwriter best known as one of the original members of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... Clive Burr (b. ...

1985 live single

  1. "Run to the Hills (live)" (Harris) – 3:54
  2. "Phantom of the Opera (live)" (Harris) – 7:20
  3. "Losfer Words (Big 'Orra) (live)" (Harris) – 4:14

2002 single

Version 1

This version of the single contains the studio version of the song "Run to the Hills", while the b-sides were recorded live at the Reading Festival, on August 28 1982. It also includes the Camp Chaos version of the "Run to the Hills" music video. The Reading and Leeds Festivals are a pair of annual music festivals that take place in Reading and Leeds in England. ... August 28 is the 240th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (241st in leap years), with 125 days remaining. ...

  1. "Run to the Hills" (Harris) – 3:50
  2. "22, Acacia Avenue (live)" (Harris, Adrian Smith) – 6:33
  3. "The Prisoner (live)" (Smith, Harris) – 5:55
  4. "Run to the Hills (Camp Chaos video)" (Harris)

Adrian Frederik H Smith (born February 27, 1957 in Hackney, East London, England) is a songwriter and one of three guitarists/songwriters in the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ...

Version 2

This version of the single contains a live version of the song "Run to the Hills", which is the same as on the Rock in Rio live album. The b-sides for the second version were recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on March 20 1982. The live video of "Run to the Hills" is also from the Rock in Rio live album. Rock in Rio is a live album recorded during the heavy metal legends Iron Maidens 2001 headlining performance at the Rock in Rio festival. ... The Apollo, Hammersmith, London has been a rock venue for decades, and was originally known as the Hammersmith Odeon. ... March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in Leap years). ... Rock in Rio is a live album recorded during the heavy metal legends Iron Maidens 2001 headlining performance at the Rock in Rio festival. ...

  1. "Run to the Hills (live)" (Harris) – 4:59
  2. "Children of the Damned (live)" (Harris, Smith) – 4:32
  3. "Total Eclipse (live)" (Harris, Murray, Burr) – 3:57
  4. "Run to the Hills (live video)"

trivia

  • The song The Trooper seems like a sequel to this one.

Notes

  1. ^ "VH1 40 Greatest Metal Songs", 1-4 May 2006, VH1 Channel, reported by VH1.com; last accessed September 10, 2006.
Iron Maiden
Bruce Dickinson | Dave Murray | Janick Gers | Adrian Smith | Steve Harris | Nicko McBrain
List of past and present Iron Maiden members
Discography
Studio albums: Iron Maiden | Killers | The Number of the Beast | Piece of Mind | Powerslave | Somewhere in Time | Seventh Son of a Seventh Son | No Prayer for the Dying | Fear of the Dark | The X Factor | Virtual XI | Brave New World | Dance of Death | A Matter of Life and Death
Live albums: Live After Death | A Real Live One | A Real Dead One | Live at Donington | A Real Live Dead One | Rock in Rio | The BBC Archives | Beast Over Hammersmith
Death on the Road
Compilations and box-sets: The First Ten Years | Best of the Beast | Ed Hunter | Edward the Great | Eddie's Archive | Best of the B'Sides | The Essential Iron Maiden
Videos and DVDs: Live at the Rainbow | Video Pieces | Behind the Iron Curtain | Live After Death | 12 Wasted Years | Maiden England | The First Ten Years: The Videos | From There to Eternity | Donington Live 1992 | Raising Hell | Classic Albums: The Number of the Beast | Rock in Rio | Visions of the Beast | The Early Days | Death on the Road
EPs: The Soundhouse Tapes | Live!! +one | Maiden Japan | No More Lies
Singles
"Running Free" | "Sanctuary" | "Women in Uniform" | "Twilight Zone" | "Purgatory" | "Run to the Hills" | "The Number of the Beast" | "Flight of Icarus" | "The Trooper" | "2 Minutes to Midnight" | "Aces High" | "Running Free (live)" | "Run to the Hills (live '85)" | "Wasted Years" | "Stranger in a Strange Land" | "Can I Play with Madness" | "The Evil That Men Do" | "The Clairvoyant (live)" | "Infinite Dreams" | "Holy Smoke" | "Bring Your Daughter...To the Slaughter" | "Be Quick or Be Dead" | "From Here to Eternity" | "Wasting Love" | "Fear of the Dark (live)" | "Hallowed Be Thy Name (live)" | "Man on the Edge" | "Lord of the Flies" | "Virus" | "The Angel and the Gambler" | "Futureal" | "The Wicker Man" | "Out of the Silent Planet" | "Run to the Hills (live '01)" | "Wildest Dreams" | "Rainmaker" | "The Number of the Beast (2005)" | "The Trooper (live)" | "The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg" | "Different World"
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