Whiplash (Metallica song)

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Metallica - Whiplash cover.jpg
Single by Metallica
from the album Kill 'Em All
B-side"Whiplash" (Neckbrace Remix)
ReleasedAugust 8, 1983
RecordedMay 10–27, 1983 at Music America Studios, Rochester, New York
GenreThrash metal
Metallica singles chronology
"Jump in the Fire"
Audio sample

"Whiplash" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released as the first single from their debut album, Kill 'Em All. The song has been covered a number of times, most notably by Motörhead whose version won a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.[1]

"Whiplash" was first played in October 23, 1982, and was one of the last songs they wrote for Kill 'Em All.

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Track listing[edit]

US Single (vinyl)
1."Jump in the Fire"4:41
2."Whiplash" (Special Neckbrace Remix)4:24
3."Seek & Destroy" (Live)7:04
4."Phantom Lord" (Live)4:52
US Single (cassette maxi-single)
1."Jump in the Fire"4:41
2."(Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth" (instrumental)4:15
3."Whiplash" (Special Neckbrace Remix)4:24
4."Seek & Destroy" (Live)7:04
5."Phantom Lord" (Live)4:52


  1. ^ a b "47th Grammy Awards - 2005". Rock on the Net archive. Retrieved 2007-02-11.
  2. ^ Cat Badra. "Metallica's Kirk Hammett on Nirvana's Kurt Cobain: I Knew Him Well". Audio Ink Radio. Retrieved 2015-08-10.

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