Whiplash (Metallica song)

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Single by Metallica
from the album Kill 'Em All
B-side "Whiplash" (Neckbrace Remix)
Released January 24, 1984
Recorded May 10–27, 1983 at Music America Studios, Rochester, New York
Genre Thrash metal
Length 4:06
Label Megaforce
Metallica singles chronology
"Jump in the Fire"
Audio sample

"Whiplash" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released as the first single from their debut album, Kill 'Em All. The song has been covered a number of times, most notably by Motörhead whose version won a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.[1]

"Whiplash" was first played in October 23, 1982, and was one of the last songs they wrote for Kill 'Em All.

Cover versions and appearances in media

Track listing

US Single (vinyl)
No. Title Length
1. "Jump in the Fire" 4:41
2. "Whiplash" (Special Neckbrace Remix) 4:24
3. "Seek & Destroy" (Live) 7:04
4. "Phantom Lord" (Live) 4:52
US Single (cassette maxi-single)
No. Title Length
1. "Jump in the Fire" 4:41
2. "(Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth" (instrumental) 4:15
3. "Whiplash" (Special Neckbrace Remix) 4:24
4. "Seek & Destroy" (Live) 7:04
5. "Phantom Lord" (Live) 4:52


  1. ^ a b "47th Grammy Awards - 2005". Rock on the Net archive. Retrieved 2007-02-11.
  2. ^ Cat Badra. "Metallica's Kirk Hammett on Nirvana's Kurt Cobain: I Knew Him Well". Audio Ink Radio. Retrieved 2015-08-10.

External links

  • Whiplash lyrics from the official website

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