"Runnin' with the Devil" is a rock song and the first track from Van Halen's 1978 eponymous debut album. The song lyrics were inspired by the Ohio Playerssong "Runnin' from the Devil".[1] In 2009 it was named the 9th greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1. The song also sparked controversy at the time due to its title.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

1978+80 Weekly Chart Peak


Belgian VRT Top 30[3] 11
Dutch Mega Charts[4] 2
Dutch Top 40[5] 8
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 84
U.K. Singles Chart[7] 52

1980 Year-End Chart Position
Belgian VRT Top 30[8] 76
Dutch Megacharts[9] 30
Dutch Top 40[10] 53
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