“Different World” is the first track from English heavy metal band Iron Maiden’s 2006 album A Matter of Life and Death. The song is the band’s thirty-fifth single, and is also the second single from the album, released on 14 November 2006 in the United States, and 26 December 2006 in Europe. The song has been stated by the band to be a tribute to Thin Lizzy due to the low sounding melodies sung by Bruce Dickinson that are reminiscent of those Phil Lynott would sing. It was played first every night on the band’s A Matter of Life and Death Tour.
The guitar solo in “Different World” is played by Adrian Smith.
The song is featured in the skateboarding video game Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam.
The all-female tribute band, The Iron Maidens, recorded an acoustic cover of the song on their 2008 EP The Root of All Evil.