500 Greatest Songs of All Time
AC/DC, 'Highway to Hell'
Writers: Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon Scott
Producer: Robert John Lange
Released: Aug. '79, Atlantic
10 weeks; No. 47
"I’ve been on the road for 13 years," AC/DC singer Scott said in 1978. "Planes, hotels, groupies, booze . . . they all scrape something from you." Pumped up by producer "Mutt" Lange, "Highway" is the last will and testament of Scott: When he yells, "Don’t stop me," right before Angus Young’s guitar solo, it’s clear that no one could – he drank himself to death in 1980.
Appears on: Highway to Hell (Atlantic)