Whiplash (Metallica song)

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Single by Metallica
from the album Kill 'Em All
B-side "Whiplash" (Neckbrace Remix)
Released August 8, 1983
Format Cassette, Vinyl
Recorded May 10–27, 1983 at Music America Studios, Rochester, New York
Genre Thrash metal
Length 4:06
Label Megaforce
Songwriter(s) James Hetfield / Lars Ulrich
Producer(s) Paul Curcio, Johny Zazula
Metallica singles chronology
"Jump in the Fire"
"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)
No. Title Length
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)
No. Title Length
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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