Take a look at the below list of AC/DC Top 10 Songs and Albums of All Time till 2017 with new and upcoming songs 2017. AC/DC is a rock band that was formed by two brothers Angus and Malcolm Young. The two brothers from Australia formed the band in 1973. They make up a talented band that features in hard rock and blues rock although they consider their music ‘rock and roll.’ For the past 40 years, the group has produced numerous hits. Some of their detractors accuse them of not being diverse in their music, but the truth is however much the songs appear similar to each other, the new song is always great as the previous one. We set out to sieve the greatness of their long career and came up with the ten best songs under their name.
List of Top 10 songs by AC/DC Till 2017
10. ‘You Shook Me All Night.’
This song has been argued to be the best real single of the band’s career. Upon its release back in 1980 in the album ‘Back in Black,’ the song attracted more followers to their fan base. The band converted conservative hard rock listeners. Most of these followers were females who were lured into the dirtier and tougher territory of AC/DC’s discography. This tune scaled to the 35th position of the American top 40, and it was the band’s first song on the popular chart. The song had a second shot at fame when it featured as a soundtrack in ‘Who Made Who.’
‘Thunderstruck’ was a song from their 1990 album, ‘The Razor’s Edge.’ The song was the first single from the album, and it immediately became a massive hit. The band made it a staple of their concerts since then. ‘Thunderstruck’ also came in at a critical time to revitalize AC/DC and restore their glory that had dwindled after a disappointing ‘Blow Up Your Video’ among others.
8. ‘It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Want to Rock ‘n’ Roll).’
We all know that it is not an easy task as you ascend your career. This struggle is synonymous to everybody regardless of the person’s job. As AC/DC sought to reach for their dreams in the music industry, they met challenges too. They were victims of con artists, robbers, and at times they had to put up in hideous motels. It was the song, ‘It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Want to Rock ‘n’ Roll)’ that captured these struggles. It endeared the band to many people, and the song became an enormous hit in Australia long before Americans and Europeans heard their story.
6. ‘Highway to Hell.’
‘Highway to Hell’ is regarded as the song that captured the American fans for AC/DC. Not only did it appeal to the Americans, but it is also received widespread acclamation from all over the world. The title was quite captivating. It aroused curiosity in many people who had not listened to the song. Robert Lunge, the song’s producer, had earlier come in to help the band craft this song that had significant audio. It was this sound strength that made ‘Highway to Hell’ achieve great success on radio. In spite of the achievements, this song sparked concerns from parents all through America for what they perceived as sinister connotations in the songs. Methinks these concerns popularized the song even more. This is one of the AC/DC Top 10 Songs of All Time till 2017.
5. ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.’
At its initial release in 1976, this song faced nothing but rejection. The denial continued into its album ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.’ It was termed uncommercial and sleazy for consumption by the Americans. Surprisingly and ironically, the song became famous five years later riding on the success of ‘Back in Black.’ It went on to reach several platinum sales.
4. ‘For Those About to Rock (We Salute You).’
This song came from the album titled after it in 1981. It was inspired by the traditional salute by Roman gladiators as they marched to the arena. The song at the back of their world-conquering album titled ‘Back In Black.’ Other songs in ‘For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)’ have since been forgotten. It is only this song that has stood the test of time.
3. ‘Let There Be Rock.’
This song has been viewed as blasphemous. It builds on the concept of creation as cited from the Bible. However, their fans have always defended them saying it is the work of art. The lyrics expound on this creativity regarding art as Bon Scott sings, “Let there be drums.” They continue to sing, “There was drums/Let there be guitar/There was guitar/Let there be rock.” The song remained on the Australian charts only. However, it put the group on the global map.
2. ‘Whole Lotta Rosie.’
Our number two song on this list comes from the album ‘If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)’ of 1978. This song had originally been released on the album ‘Let There Be Rock’ in the previous year. The song narrates a real-life story. It was a story of the period during which Bon Scott had a one-night stand with an overweight woman from Tasmania. It was told that woman’s experience coupled with her enthusiasm for the act compensated for her disfavored looks. Bon sang, “Never had a woman like you. Doin’ all the thing you do.” The song became the first song by AC/DC to reach widespread success away from Australia. ‘Whole Lotta Rosie’ became a staple for their concerts ever after.
1. ‘Back in Black.’
AC/DC sang this song in honor of their deceased member Ben Scott. It is the most declamatory song of their entire career. I am of the judgment that they couldn’t have acknowledged Bon better than they did with this hardest rocking song of their lifetime. Brian Johnson, who was the new singer then, aided them in delivering an unimaginable tribute. It has the most prominent guitar riff in the whole wide world. The song reached significant financial success. It has been overly used in movies, commercials and TV shows for many years. It has, however, never lost even a little of its cardinal power.
AC/DC New Songs 2016-2017
AC/DC have not released a new song in 2016. They have not been off the grid, though. The band has been on a Rock or Bust Tour. It is a tour in support of the album ‘Rock or Bust’ they released in 2014. Much to their disappointment and that of their fans, the tour has not been successful. In fact, it has been plagued by several misfortunes prompting them to call it off before reaching the finish line. Their drummer, Phil Rudd was being charged for drugs and murder threats. Malcolm Young was forced to withdraw when he suffered dementia. Their last nail in the tour’s coffin came when Brian Johnson developed hearing complications which could mean he will be exiting his career in music.
AC/DC have been the greatest band ever in the rock music scene. Their far-famed career has seen them earn the favor of their critics over time. The band is an example to many bands even from other genres. We can only hope that their recent tribulations shall come to an end soon. Their fans look forward to a better farewell.