King of Rock and Roll (song)

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"King of Rock and Roll"
King Rock Roll Single.jpg
Single by Dio
from the album Sacred Heart
B-side Sacred Heart
Released 1986
Format 7"
Recorded 1985
Rumbo Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA
Genre Heavy metal
Length 3:49
Label Vertigo
Writer(s) Ronnie James Dio, Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain, Vivian Campbell
Producer(s) Ronnie James Dio
Dio singles chronology
"Dio Live"
"King of Rock and Roll"
"I Could Have Been a Dreamer"

"King of Rock and Roll" is the first track and third single released from heavy metal band Dio's 1985 LP, Sacred Heart. The band's ninth single, it was released only in Spain in 1986. The sleeve that the single came in was black and white with the same picture on both the A and B sides. It is not a live recording--the crowd noise on the track was dubbed in at the studio.