The Last in Line (song)

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"The Last in Line"
Single by Dio
from the album The Last in Line
B-side
  • Stand Up and Shout (live)
  • Straight Through the Heart (live)
Released1984
Format 7", 12"
Recorded1984
Caribou Ranch, Colorado, USA
Genre Heavy metal
Length5:48
Label Vertigo
Sterling Sound
Songwriter(s) Ronnie James Dio, Jimmy Bain, Vivian Campbell
Producer(s) Ronnie James Dio
Dio singles chronology
"Rainbow in the Dark"
(1983)
"The Last in Line"
(1984)
"We Rock"
(1984)
Alternative cover
Pinkpop '84 festival cover
"The Last in Line"
Song by Dio
from the album The Last in Line
ReleasedJuly 13, 1984
Recorded1984
Caribou Ranch, Colorado, USA
Genre Heavy metal
Length5:48
Label Vertigo
Warner Bros. Records
Songwriter(s) Ronnie James Dio, Jimmy Bain, Vivian Campbell
Producer(s) Ronnie James Dio

"The Last in Line" is the third single released by heavy metal band Dio, appearing on their platinum-certified LP of the same name. It was Dio's only song to hit the Top 10 of Billboard 's Album Rock Tracks.

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Unlike the band's first two singles, this song was not released as a single in the UK, but rather in the Netherlands and Spain. There is also an alternate version in the Netherlands sold only at the Pinkpop '84 festival on June 11, 1984. [1] [2] The sleeve of this release was the same as the band's previous single, "Rainbow in the Dark", with the Pinkpop logo in the corner.

Cover versions

References

  1. Tapio Keihänen. "Tapio's Ronnie James Dio Pages: Dio 7" Discography, May 1983-March 1986". Dio.net. Retrieved 2007-03-07.
  2. Tapio Keihänen. "Tapio's Ronnie James Dio Pages: Dio 12" Discography, May 1983-March 1986". Dio.net. Retrieved 2007-03-07.
  3. "Downstait - The Last In Line".