Only The Good Die Young
Featured in Episode
Top Chart Position (Hot 100)
Did Not Chart
Year Released
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Bruce Dickinson & Steve Harris
RIAA Certification
Sequence song appears
Playing on boat
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"Only The Good Die Young" is a song performed by Iron Maiden, recorded on the album Seventh Son of a Seventh Son in 1988. The song appeared in the Miami Vice episode "Line of Fire".


  • The album's title refers to the folklore concept of the seventh son of a seventh son having great powers. Several of the songs on the album (including this one) reference elements of folklore.


  • Bruce Dickinson - lead vocals
  • Dave Murray – guitar
  • Adrian Smith – guitar, backing vocals, synth
  • Steve Harris – bass, backing vocals, string synth
  • Nicko McBrain – drums


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