Favorite "Highway" Songs #4 - "Heading Out to the Highway"

@teamfreak16 (40467)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
January 11, 2018 4:09pm CST
With my girlfriend and I planning on doing a little van dwelling, traveling around and doing things we haven't done, @JohnRoberts suggested a countdown of my favorite songs with "highway" in the title. So I floored it, and here we are at #4: "Heading Out to the Highway" by Judas Priest. Highly influential British group Judas Priest is one of heavy metal's all-time great bands. Taking their name from Bob Dylan's "The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest," the Grammy winners have sold over 50 million records worldwide. From their 1981 album, Point of Entry, "Heading Out to the Highway" is a perfect example of the band's more radio-friendly approach on that album, and has been a live staple for the group since it's release. The single was a minor hit, reaching #10 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. I've linked to a live version from the band's Fuel for Life tour. Frankly, it's awesome! (Highway headbanging info verified by Wikipedia)
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@dgobucks226 (10627)
12 Jan
Good song. Rocks! Also like their hit "Living After Midnight." And "You've Got Another Thing Coming" is very good too.
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@teamfreak16 (40467)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Jan
"The Hellion/Electric Eye" is my favorite. I love Priest.
@JohnRoberts (51910)
• Los Angeles, California
12 Jan
You are rockin' down the highway now! Crank it up!
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@teamfreak16 (40467)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Jan
I plan on it. It's the only way to listen to the next couple!
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@JolietJake (49780)
• United States
11 Jan
It was no stretch to know this one would likely show up
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@teamfreak16 (40467)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Jan
It was just a matter of where, just like the next two!
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@amadeo (61398)
• United States
11 Jan
same here forgotten about Judas Priest.Thank you Scott,
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@teamfreak16 (40467)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Jan
More than happy to remind you!
@amadeo (61398)
• United States
12 Jan
@teamfreak16 what are plans for the weekend there.
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@teamfreak16 (40467)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Jan
@amadeo - Just watching football is all.
@TRBRocks420 (73536)
• Banks, Oregon
12 Jan
Judas Priest rocks. This song is a perfect example of it.
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@teamfreak16 (40467)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Jan
SUCH a great band!
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@crossbones27 (18545)
• Redlands, California
12 Jan
This definitely goes back to my youth. My one friend always saying to listen to them. He was the one that would always recommend a band and then say if only people did not think they where devil worshipers every band he recommended. I was like stop, only reason I never checked some out is because I thought you were really a devil worshiper. No, just had real religious mom.
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@teamfreak16 (40467)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Jan
Damn Devil Music. Been corrupting America's youth for decades!
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• Redlands, California
12 Jan
@teamfreak16 Freaking AMEN!
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• Preston, England
12 Jan
didn't know the origin of their name before - cool
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@teamfreak16 (40467)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Jan
I seem to remember reading that, but had forgotten it.
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• United States
12 Jan
They can really jam out.
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@teamfreak16 (40467)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Jan
Judas Priest just flat out rocks.
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@FourWalls (12853)
• United States
12 Jan
I’m not a big JP/metal fan,, but give them their dues: they can blow the walls down.
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@teamfreak16 (40467)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Jan
Rob Halford's laser beam-precise vocals alone can!
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