AC/DC is one of the most legendary bands in the history of rock and roll. Formed in 1973 by Australian brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, the band has written countless hit songs and their impact around the globe is immeasurable. Nearly 50 years later, AC/DC is still recording new music.
Here are Blues Rock Review’s top 10 AC/DC songs.
10. “For Those About To Rock” (We Salute You)
“For Those About To Rock” was released in 1981. It was the title track for AC/DC’s follow-up to 1980’s Back In Black. “For Those About To Rock” is a salute to rock and roll and its fans. Featuring an epic intro, AC/DC has performed the song as a closer to many concerts.
9. “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”
“Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” was the title track from AC/DC’s 1976 release. The track was co-written by Bon Scott, Angus Young, and Malcolm Young. The song later appeared on AC/DC Live in 1992 with Brian Johnson on vocals. It remains one of AC/DC’s most identifiable tracks.
8. “Rock N Roll Train”
“Rock N Roll Train” is probably the most popular song AC/DC has released this century. It was the first single from 2008’s Black Ice and hit #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart. Anticipation was very high at the time as AC/DC hadn’t put out an album in eight years at that point.
“Moneytalks” was released in 1991 and was a part of The Razor’s Edge album. The song was co-written by Angus and Malcolm Young. It was a commercial hit and also appears on AC/DC Live which came out in 1992.
“T.N.T’ is the title track from AC/DC’s 1975 release. The track was released as a single in 1976 and is one of the band’s most well known songs from the Bon Scott era.
5. “Highway To Hell”
“Highway To Hell” is the title track from AC/DC’s 1979 album, the final album featuring Bon Scott. The opening riff is iconic and the sing along chorus makes it a fan favorite. The track has been covered by countless artists and remains one of the band’s most memorable tracks.
4. “Hells Bells”
“Hells Bells” appears on Back In Black and is one of the most iconic AC/DC songs. The ringing bell intro is legendary and the track has become immensely popular at sporting events. You know when “Hells Bells” gets played things are about to get serious.
3. “You Shook Me All Night Long”
“You Shook Me All Night” long is featured on 1980’s Back in Black and is one of AC/DC’s biggest hit songs. It’s a track that can play at a bar or a social gathering and everyone knows the words and can sing along. “You Shook Me All Night Long” was the band’s first single after Brian Johnson became the lead singer.
There are few songs that get the blood pumping like “Thunderstruck.” Featuring one of the greatest intros in rock and roll history, “Thunderstruck” is a pure adrenaline track from 1990’s Razor’s Edge. Angus Young’s guitar work is electrifying.
1. “Back In Black”
“Back In Black” is the title track from AC/DC’s 1980 album. It was the first album the band released with new lead singer Brian Johnson following the death of Bon Scott. The track pays tribute to Scott and features one of the best rock riffs of all-time. “Back In Black” is balls to the wall in your face rock and roll at its finest.