Iron Maiden – Aces High

“Aces High” is a song by the English heavy metal band Iron Maiden, written by the band’s bassist Steve Harris. It is Iron Maiden’s eleventh single release and the second from their fifth studio album, Powerslave (1984).

The song’s lyrics are written from the viewpoint of a British RAF pilot fighting during the Battle of Britain (1940), the first military engagement to be fought entirely with aircraft. The artwork depicts the band’s mascot, Eddie the Head, in the cockpit of a Supermarine Spitfire, one of the principal aircraft to participate in that battle.

“Aces High” is one of Iron Maiden’s most popular songs, and has been covered numerous times.

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