500 Greatest Songs of All Time
AC/DC, 'Back in Black'
Writers: Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson
Producer: Mutt Lange
Released: July '80, Atlantic
15 weeks; No. 37
When frontman Bon Scott drank himself to death in 1980, AC/DC didn't retreat — they brought in a new singer, Brian Johnson. "Malcolm asked me if this riff he had was too funky," said Angus. "And I said, 'Well, if you're gonna discard it, give it to me!' "
Appears on: Back in Black (Sony)