Some Heads Are Gonna Roll

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"Some Heads Are Gonna Roll"
Single by Judas Priest
from the album Defenders of the Faith
B-side "The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown) (Live)"
Released February 1984
Format 45 RPM
Recorded September-November 1983
Genre Heavy metal
Length 4:05
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Robert Halligan, Jr.
Producer(s) Tom Allom
Judas Priest singles chronology
"Love Bites"
"Some Heads Are Gonna Roll"
"Turbo Lover"
Defenders of the Faith track listing
"Eat Me Alive"
"Some Heads Are Gonna Roll"
"Night Comes Down"

"Some Heads Are Gonna Roll" is a song by British heavy metal band Judas Priest. It was originally released on their 1984 studio album Defenders of the Faith, and issued as a single later that year.


"Some Heads Are Gonna Roll" was featured on The Best of Judas Priest: Living After Midnight, which was not endorsed by the band. The tune itself was composed by Bob Halligan, Jr, currently of the band Ceili Rain.

The first guitar solo is played by Glenn Tipton, and the second is played by K.K. Downing.

The EP's B-side is a live version of "The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown)", recorded at the US Festival, Glen Helen Park, near Devore, San Bernardino in California on 29 May 1983 in front of an approximate audience of 375,000 people. It also features the studio version of "Jawbreaker" from the Defenders Of The Faith album.

The song was on the 2001 Clear Channel memorandum banned songs-list after 9/11.


"Some Heads Are Gonna Roll" was covered by the band "Fight or Flight" on the Deluxe Edition of their debut album "A Life By Design?".


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