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Iron Maiden

2 Minutes to Midnight

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  • Dance
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  • 1984
  • 1985
  • 1980
  • 1983

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“2 Minutes to Midnight” is the second track from British heavy metal band Iron Maiden’s fifth album Powerslave. It was released as the band’s tenth single on 6 August 1984 and rose to number 11 in the UK Singles Chart and number 25 on Billboard Top Album Tracks. The song was written by Adrian Smith and Bruce Dickinson. The song has references to the Doomsday Clock, the symbolic clock used by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. In September 1953 the clock reached 23:58, the closest the clock ever got to midnight. This occurred when the United States and Soviet Union tested H-bombs within nine months of one another. The first guitar solo is played by Dave Murray followed by a guitar solo played by Adrian Smith. The first B-side is a cover of British progressive rock band... Read on...

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