IRON MAIDEN - 80S SONGS and Albums
by Mark Nobes, chief editor
You can enjoy choosing from 35 official EMI videos in the video playlist above, which includes the band's best hits such as Run To The Hills, The Trooper and Can I Play With Madness, to name but a few.
The English heavy metal band formed in 1975 and have had many line-up changes since then. The band has released 37 albums, including live and compilation releases and EPs. The majority of the band's studio albums have reached the top ten here in the UK, with the 2010 studio album The Final Frontier topping the charts in numerous countries.
Iron Maiden's most successful period during the 1980s was in 1988 and 1989, with all four singles from the chart-topping Seventh Son of a Seventh Son album reaching the UK top ten.
The band formed in East London in 1975 and have also been popular in Finland, where, during the noughties they had a run of seven top ten hit singles. That run is similar to a period at the end of the eighties. In the UK between 1988-90, Iron Maiden achieved success with seven top ten singles from the albums Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son and No Prayer For The Dying.
1981 Killers #12
1982 The Number of the Beast #1
1983 Piece of Mind #3
1984 Powerslave #2
1986 Somewhere in Time #3
1988 Seventh Son of a Seventh Son #1
1990 No Prayer for the Dying #2
1992 Fear of the Dark #1
1995 The X Factor #8
1998 Virtual XI #16
2000 Brave New World #7
2003 Dance of Death #2
2006 A Matter of Life and Death #4
2010 The Final Frontier #1
2015 The Book of Souls #1
Chart Positions are for the UK album chart
The Trooper (1983)
2 Minutes to Midnight (1984)
CAN I PLAY WITH MADNESS (1988)
THE EVIL THAT MEN DO (1988)
BRING YOUR DAUGHTER TO THE SLAUGHTER (1990)
Maiden released the song as the second single from the album No Prayer For The Dying, and it sounds much more energetic than Dickinson's solo effort. The song was banned by the BBC, and, inevitably, shot to No.1.