Album of the Day
SONG OF THE DAY - "Run to the Hills"
With dynamic new lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson in place and a breakthrough album, 1982 was a pivotal year for new wave of British heavy metal standard-bearers Iron Maiden. THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST was the band's first U.K. chart-topper, and the multi-platinum collection includes the group's first U.K. Top 10 single in “Run to the Hills.” Penned by bassist Steve Harris, the song looks at the arrival of European colonists in the New World from both the settlers' and Native Americans' viewpoints and, as you might imagine from such a culture clash, it rocks relentlessly. It remains a favorite in concert, so as the band continues on its current Legacy of the Beast world tour, we'll make “Run to the Hills” our Song of the Day.