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"Rainbow in the Dark" was the second single released by heavy metal band Dio, taken from their 1983 album, Holy Diver. It was numbered 13 on VH1's "Top 40 Greatest Metal Songs".[1]

In popular culture[edit]Edit

It is featured in the video game Rock Band 3 and the films Bad Teacher (2011) and Ricky 6 (2000).

The band Goldfinger briefly plays the song in their cover of the Duran Duran song "Rio", appearing on the Duran Duran Tribute Album (1997). The last chorus pays tribute to Dio.

It is used as the title of an independently-published graphic novel, written and illustrated by Comfort Love and Adam Withers. The book was nominated for a Harvey Award in 2011.

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