The Mob Rules

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"The Mob Rules"
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Single by Black Sabbath
from the album Mob Rules
B-side "Die Young" (live)
Released1981
Format
Genre Heavy metal
Length3:14
Label Vertigo/Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s) Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler [1]
Producer(s) Martin Birch
Black Sabbath singles chronology
"Die Young"
(1980)
"The Mob Rules"
(1981)
"Turn Up the Night"
(1981)
Audio sample

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Chart positions

Chart (1981)Position
UK Singles Chart 46

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