Heading Out to the Highway

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"Heading Out to the Highway"
Single by Judas Priest
from the album Point of Entry
Released 1981
Format 45 RPM
Recorded 1981
Genre Heavy metal
Length 3:47
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Rob Halford
K.K. Downing
Glenn Tipton
Producer(s) Tom Allom
Judas Priest singles chronology
"Don't Go"
(1981)
"Heading Out to the Highway"
(1981)
"Hot Rockin'"
(1981)
'Point of Entry' track listing
"Heading Out to the Highway"
(1)
"Don't Go"
(2)

"Heading Out to the Highway" is a song by British heavy metal band Judas Priest from their 1981 album, Point of Entry. It was released as a single later that year.

Background[edit]

The track contains a dual guitar solo between K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton.

It is featured on VH-1's Top 40 Driving Songs.

A live version of "Heading Out to the Highway" was included on The Best of Judas Priest: Living After Midnight[citation needed], which was not endorsed by the band. Other live versions appear on the live albums Priest...Live! and Live in London.

The song was also covered by White Wizzard on the limited edition of Over the Top.

It is playable on the music video game Rock Revolution.

The song was covered by American alternative metal band Stone Sour on their covers EP Meanwhile in Burbank... in 2015.

Reception[edit]

In the United States, the song peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart.[1]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Judas Priest | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 

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