Bruce Dickinson was recently engaged as a motivational keynote speaker at an IBM conference in Stockholm earlier this week. He finished of his speech with explaining why the Iron Maiden song Run to the Hills became a hit single.
– Its all in the rising sixth, Dickinson explains, drawing references to the use of the interval in My Way, recorded by Frank Sinatra.
The song was referred to as the most popular recorded song in the history by a musicologist in a TV show Dickinson watched in his early years. When Iron Maiden grouped to write for The Number of the Beast, Dickinson made use of what he had learned in the song Run to the Hills.