Jailbreak (Thin Lizzy song)

Jailbreak (Thin Lizzy song)

Infobox Single
Name = Jailbreak

Caption =
Artist = Thin Lizzy
from Album = Jailbreak
B-side = "Running Back"
Released = 1976
Format = 7"
Genre = Hard rock
Length = 4:01
Label = Vertigo
Writer = Phil Lynott
Producer = John Alcock

"Jailbreak" is a song by Thin Lizzy that originally appeared as the title track on their 1976 album "Jailbreak". Along with "The Boys Are Back in Town", it is one of their most popular songs, and is a classic rock radio staple, receiving steady airplay.

It is typical of the band's music, with the dual lead guitar harmony and Brian Robertson´s peculiar use of the wah-wah pedal. Phil Lynott's lyrics about a prison break are the typical personification of the "tough guys", also seen in "The Boys Are Back in Town" and the regular concert closer and fan favourite "The Rocker".

"Jailbreak" is not to be confused with a song of the same name recorded by Australian band AC/DC.

This song has been covered at least twice by other bands. Once by Supersuckers on the 2004 live album "Live at The Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI" and also by the Dropkick Murphys on the 2007 album "The Meanest of Times", as a bonus track.

Use in Media

"Jailbreak" is used in the film "Detroit Rock City", in the scene where three of the characters drive to break out a fourth character from the boarding school his mother had taken him to. The film also features "The Boys Are Back in Town" as covered by Everclear.

This song is also featured in the movie "Joe Dirt". In 2008, an edited version is featured in a TV commercial for Miller Lite beer as well as "".

The song is featured in the video game on the radio station, Liberty Rock Radio 97.8.


*Phil Lynott - bass, vocals, acoustic guitar
*Scott Gorham - lead guitar, guitars
*Brian Robertson - lead guitar, guitars
*Brian Downey - drums, percussion

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