Heading Out to the Highway
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|"Heading Out to the Highway"|
|Single by Judas Priest|
|from the album Point of Entry|
|Released||May 1981 (US) |
|Genre||Heavy metal |
K. K. Downing
|Judas Priest singles chronology|
"Heading Out to the Highway" is a song by English heavy metal band Judas Priest from their 1981 album Point of Entry. It was released as a single later that year, and was the band's first single to reach the US Mainstream Rock chart, peaking at No. 10.
Although being featured for VH-1's Top 40 Driving Songs, a live version was included on The Best of Judas Priest: Living After Midnight[ citation needed], which was not endorsed by the band. Other live versions appear on the live albums Priest...Live!, Live in London, the DVD Live at US Festival and the second disc of the 30th Anniversary Edition of the album Turbo. The song was covered by American alternative metal band Stone Sour on their covers EP Meanwhile in Burbank..., and White Wizzard on the limited edition of Over the Top.
It is playable on the music video game Rock Revolution.
PopMatters said, "More cynical minds would call this " Living After Midnight Part Two", but it’s actually the superior song, rigidity replaced by a much more relaxed groove, its ebullience a clear reflection of the band’s Ibiza surroundings, where the album was written and recorded. Perfectly suited for summertime listening, it’s nothing but fresh air and optimism, driven by a great opening riff." 
- Rob Halford – vocals
- K. K. Downing – guitar
- Glenn Tipton – guitar
- Ian Hill - bass guitar
- Dave Holland – drums
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- Adrien Begrand. "THE 15 BEST JUDAS PRIEST SONGS". PopMatters.