The Last in Line (song)

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"The Last in Line"
The Last in Line Single Cover.jpg
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
TLiL Alternate Single Cover.jpg
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

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References

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  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".