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Run to the Hills

Discussion in 'The Number Of The Beast' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.


How good is Run to the Hills on a scale of 1-10?

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  1. Wästed The Great

    Wästed The Great Minister Of Chicks, Metal&Beer; Cool & Froody Dude Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Run to the Hills

    7.  Its a great song, really fun to listen to, but, like has been said, its been played too much and doesn't hold up to 'over play'.
  2. Ranko

    Ranko I'll shoot the gunner first!

    Re: Daily Song: Run to the Hills

    I give it a 5. It's not that great to begin with, and it really has been overplayed, so anything I ever liked about it has melted down and disappeared. There are much better songs on NOTB which should get the kind of recognition RTTH has gotten.

    If they never bring it back to the setlist (and somehow I don't think they'll pass it over on the next "no shame greatest hits tour"), it will be too soon.
  3. Deano

    Deano Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Run to the Hills

    I give it a 4. Worst song on NotB.
  4. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    Re: Daily Song: Run to the Hills

    Even though it's been overplayed live, I still love this kick ass rocker! 9/10
  5. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    I've got to go with Perun here. I wouldn't say it's boring, but it's suddenly the most boring, out of all these often played songs. Run to the Hills has a happier tone than most other songs from that time, and that aspect alone makes it less exciting for me. Since Adrian has returned to the band, the songs sounds way heavier on stage, (check out those rhythm guitars underneath Dave's solo!), but it's still been given too much attention and praise.

  6. Genghis Khan

    Genghis Khan Ancient Mariner

    I was sure I voted for this song already. Weird.

    7/10.  An iconic Maiden song.  Good but not great, has some of the most memorable intro in Maiden history.  A die hard Maiden fan would not put this in their top 10 IMHO despite it being the most well know song the band did.
  7. ______no5

    ______no5 The Angel Of The Odd

    Here is one recent comment I did for Run to the Hills:

  8. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Overplayed as hell but it's still a good song. Great drums. The tone is too happy, it's not the best thing you want from a Heavy Metal band. 8/10
  9. Taker

    Taker Cannon Fodder

    9 out of 10... The energy level that this song creates, especially live, is the main reason I rate this one as high as I do. The gallop makes for some great headbanging, and Bruce's vocal performance in the chorus was a pancea for those of us that worried about the band deteriorating after Di'anno left. I remember hearing the single on the radio the first time, and thinking "Wow, the new guy is great...".
  10. Prowler_108

    Prowler_108 Trooper

    It's pretty weak, but there is worse in the Bruce catalog (coughcoughLONGDISTANCERUNNERcoughcough), so it'll get a 6.  Not good live.
  11. Vortex

    Vortex Invader

    Maiden's most well known song, even most non Maiden fans know this one. I like it, it's got a signature drum beat and is as catchy as the flu in an airport toilet in winter. 9, it's too radio friendly for a 10.
  12. Fugazi

    Fugazi Alchemist

    10/10, I have a real soft spot for this song, a live favourite for me.
  13. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Maiden's most well known song is The Trooper or Fear of the Dark I think.
  14. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I think it's the trooper.
  15. Unknown One

    Unknown One I see the ghost of navigators.

    I'd say that Run to the Hills is more widely known to non-metal listeners. For metal listeners, Fear of the Dark, The Number of the Beast and The Trooper would be more well known.
  16. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Same situation like with TNOTB, I rarely listen to it now, but I have to give 10/10 for such a legendary song.
  17. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I'm gonna put in the halfway mark because all though it's maiden's most famous tune, aside from the guitar solo, it just isn't that good.
  18. Vap

    Vap Ancient Mariner

    7. I'm so sick of this track! I'm starting to hate it already. Songs like Number of the Beast & The Trooper are also overplayed, but at least those have kept their awesome while RTTH has not. I see no reason for why is this Maiden's most famous track. I can't give it a lower number than seven though, it's still a good song. I just have to have a long break from listening to it.
  19. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner


    Maiden Classic .. after going for a while without listening to it, I had forgotten how good it is.
  20. wizard

    wizard Invader

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