You've Got Another Thing Comin'

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"You've Got Another Thing Comin'"
Single by Judas Priest
from the album Screaming for Vengeance
B-side "Exciter (live)"
Released August 1982
Format 7"
Recorded 1982 at Beejay Studios, Coconut Grove, Florida
Genre Heavy metal[1]
Length 5:07
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Rob Halford
K. K. Downing
Glenn Tipton
Producer(s) Tom Allom
Judas Priest singles chronology
"Hot Rockin'"
"You've Got Another Thing Comin'"
"(Take These) Chains"
Screaming for Vengeance track listing
"Screaming for Vengeance"
"You've Got Another Thing Comin'"

"You've Got Another Thing Comin'" is a song by British heavy metal band Judas Priest. It was originally released on their 1982 album Screaming for Vengeance and released as a single later that year. In May 2006, VH1 ranked it fifth on their list of the 40 Greatest Metal Songs.[2] It became one of Judas Priest's signature songs along with "Electric Eye" and "Breaking the Law", and a staple of the band's live performances. "You've Got Another Thing Comin" was first performed on the opening concert of the Vengeance World Tour at the Stabler Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on 26 August 1982 and had been played a total of 673 times through the 2012 Epitaph Tour.

The song reached No. 67 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, making it Judas Priest's only charting song in the United States.[3] The song is written in the key of F-sharp minor.


"You've Got Another Thing Comin'" has charted in two countries in United Kingdom and in United States. In the United Kingdom it peaked at No. 66 in the UK Singles Chart[4] and in the US, it reached No. 4 on the Billboard rock chart.


Wayne Parry of the Associated Press called it, along with "Hell Bent for Leather" and "Living After Midnight", one of the "standards against which other metal tracks are measured."[5] Greg Prato of AllMusic wrote that the song was what finally broke Judas Priest into the mainstream in the United States.[1]

In other media[edit]

The song shows up on several video games, for example, it is featured on the jukebox of the first level of Prey; in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City's radio station V-Rock; as downloadable content for Rock Band series (alongside the rest of the album Screaming for Vengeance); and a cover version is featured in Guitar Hero. It is now featured in EA Sports' NHL 12. It is also in 2k sports' Major League Baseball 2K9.

The original song is also featured in the 2011 comedy film, Bad Teacher.

The song was featured in a 2013 episode of Californication.



  1. ^ a b "Judas Priest: You've Got Another Thing Comin'". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "VH1 40 Greatest Metal Songs", 1–4 May 2006, VH1 Channel, reported by Archived 18 November 2007 at the Wayback Machine.; last accessed 10 September 2006.
  3. ^ White, Emily (18 July 2014). "Judas Priest Debut At No. 1 On Top Rock Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 291. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  5. ^ Parry, Wayne (26 July 2002). "Five Questions With Rob Halford". Associated Pres. Retrieved 24 August 2014 – via Highbeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 

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