Runnin' with the Devil

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"Runnin' with the Devil"
Single by Van Halen
from the album Van Halen
B-side "Eruption"
Released May 6, 1978
Format 7" 45 RPM
Recorded 1977
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 3:34
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Van Halen
Producer(s) Ted Templeman
Van Halen singles chronology
"You Really Got Me"
(1978)
"Runnin' with the Devil"
(1978)
"Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love"
(1978)

"Runnin' with the Devil" is a rock song and the first track from Van Halen's 1978 eponymous debut album. The song lyrics were inspired by the Ohio Players song "Runnin' from the Devil".[1] In 2009 it was named the 9th greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1. The song also sparked controversy at the time due to its title.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

1978+80 Weekly Chart Peak
position
Belgian VRT Top 30[3] 11
Dutch Mega Charts[4] 2
Dutch Top 40[5] 8
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 84
U.K. Singles Chart[7] 52
1980 Year-End Chart Position
Belgian VRT Top 30[8] 76
Dutch Megacharts[9] 30
Dutch Top 40[10] 53

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Van Halen I." classicvanhalen.com.
  2. ^ "spreadit.org music". Retrieved February 7, 2009. 
  3. ^ http://top30-2.radio2.be/#/song-info/8355
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Van Halen - Runnin' With The Devil". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2013-12-09. 
  5. ^ "Van Halen - Runnin' With The Devil". Top40.nl. Retrieved 2013-12-09. 
  6. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/277707/van+halen/chart
  7. ^ "VAN HALEN | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 2013-12-09. 
  8. ^ "Lucky's Disco-bar voor wie houdt van feesten". Luckysdb.be. Retrieved 2013-12-09. 
  9. ^ Steffen Hung. "Dutch charts portal". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2013-12-09. 
  10. ^ http://www.top40.nl/pdf/top100/top100-1980.pdf

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