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The Mob Rules

"The Mob Rules"
The Mob Rules.jpg
Single by Black Sabbath
from the album Mob Rules
B-side"Die Young" (live)
GenreHeavy metal
LabelVertigo/Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler[1]
Producer(s)Martin Birch
Black Sabbath singles chronology
"Die Young"
"The Mob Rules"
"Turn Up the Night"
Audio sample

"The Mob Rules" is a song by British rock band Black Sabbath from their 1981 album, Mob Rules. The song was primarily written by Ronnie James Dio and Tony Iommi. The song was also released as the first single from the album.

Track listing

  • A. "The Mob Rules"
  • B. "Die Young" (live)


  • American heavy metal band Fozzy covered the song on their 2002 album Happenstance.
  • American heavy metal group Iced Earth released a cover of the song on the iTunes version of their 2011 album, Dystopia.
  • American heavy metal band Benedictum recorded a cover on their 2006 debut album, Uncreation.
  • Norwegian heavy metal artist, Jorn recorded a cover the Japanese edition of his 2012 album, Bring Heavy Rock to the Land. A version featuring an orchestra arrangement appeared on his 2013 compilation album Symphonic.
  • American heavy metal band Adrenaline Mob recorded a cover on their 2013 EP, Coverta. Adrenaline Mob's version also appeared on the tribute album "Ronnie James Dio - This is Your Life" in 2014.

In popular culture

Chart positions

Chart (1981) Position
UK Singles Chart 46


  1. ^ Allmusic
  2. ^ Rolfe, James. "AVGN: Wish List (Pt 2)".

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