Billy Idol’s ‘Rebel Yell’ was featured on the latest episode of American Horror Story last night — American Horror Story:1984, Season 9, Episode 4, “True Killers“.
‘Rebel Yell‘ is Billy Idol‘s most iconic song.
Written by Idol and Steve Stevens, and released in 1983 as the title track of his sophomore studio album, the song didn’t make it onto the UK’s Top 40 singles at the time.
A re-release of the track two years later, however, and ‘Rebel Yell‘ was at the number 6 spot.
It also made it onto the singles charts of seven other countries including Austria, Canada and Germany.
As for Idol’s Rebel Yell album, it fared even better than the single release, making it to number 6 on the Billboard 200 album chart, and eventually being certified double platinum in the United States.
The album spawned four singles, including ‘Rebel Yell‘. Each single also got a music video, all of which garnered a lot of airtime on MTV.
Related: Listen to Billy Idol’s ‘Flesh for Fantasy‘ from the soundtrack of Pose — still fabulous after all these years
As for American Horror Story, the hit FX TV series continues to draw huge audiences and critically accolades. Mid-way through its ninth season now, it has already been renewed for a 10th season. That season will air sometime in 2020.
Listen to Billy Idol’s ‘Rebel Yell‘ and watch the British rock musician sing it live in the official music video for the song.
You can also hear the 9-track album in its entirety in the Spotify widget below that.
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