The Last in Line (song)

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"The Last in Line"
Single by Dio
from the album The Last in Line
B-side Stand Up And Shout (live)
Straight Through The Heart (live)
Released 1984
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1984
Caribou Ranch, Colorado, USA
Genre Heavy metal
Length 5:48
Label Vertigo
Sterling Sound
Writer(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
Pinkpop '84 festival cover
"The Last in Line"
Song by Dio from the album The Last in Line
Released July 13, 1984
Recorded 1984
Caribou Ranch, Colorado, USA
Genre Heavy metal
Length 5:48
Label Vertigo
Warner Bros. Records
Writer Ronnie James Dio, Jimmy Bain, Vivian Campbell
Producer Ronnie James Dio
The Last in Line track listing
"We Rock"
(1)
"The Last in Line"
(2)
"Breathless"
(3)

"The Last in Line" was the third single released by heavy metal band Dio, appearing on their 1984 LP of the same name. Unlike the band's first two singles, this song was not released as a single in the UK, but rather in The Netherlands and Spain. There is also an alternate version in the Netherlands sold only at the Pinkpop '84 festival on June 11, 1984.[1][2] The sleeve of this release was the same as the band's previous single, Rainbow in the Dark, with the Pinkpop logo in the corner.

Cover versions[edit]

Downstait made a cover of the song that features Sahaj Ticotin, for their album "With You In Mind" as tribute to Ronnie James Dio after his passing.[3] The song was also covered by Tenacious D for the Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life - Tribute.

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