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"Heavy Metal (Takin' a Ride)" is a song by Eagles guitarist Don Felder. It is the theme song of the animated film Heavy Metal. It is not to be confused with the song of the same title by Sammy Hagar, also included on the same movie soundtrack. The B-side, "All of You," is also a track on the movie's soundtrack album.

"Heavy Metal (Takin' a Ride)"
Heavy Metal (Takin' a Ride) - Don Felder.jpg
Single by Don Felder
from the album Heavy Metal: Music from the Motion Picture
B-side"All of You"
ReleasedJuly 1981
Format7" single
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
LabelAsylum Records
Producer(s)Don Felder

"Heavy Metal" was Felder's only solo chart hit. The song charted in the United States, reaching number 43 on the Billboard Hot 100[1] and number 42 on Cash Box.[2] It spent four months on the pop charts. On the Mainstream Rock chart, "Heavy Metal (Takin' a Ride)" peaked at number five.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  2. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, October 24, 1981
  3. ^ Billboard Mainstream Rock songs, September 19, 1981
  4. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  5. ^ Billboard Mainstream Rock songs, September 19, 1981
  6. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, October 24, 1981
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.