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Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best AC/DC Songs

“Highway to Hell,” “Back in Black” and your other favorites. The song might remain the same, but it never gets old



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AC/DC‘s detractors say the band has been writing the same exact song over and over for the past 40 years, but they miss a very simple point: It’s a fucking masterpiece of a song. Also, what do they want? A ballad? A country album? Polka? Angus and company do what they do better than any band in the world, and they’d be fools to mess with the formula. They’ve got a new album coming out later this year and are gearing up for a tour next year, so we figured it was a good time to poll our readers to determine their favorite AC/DC songs. Here are the results. 


“Back in Black”

AC/DC could have easily cobbled together a maudlin, nostalgic record honoring Bon Scott after the frontman passed away in 1980, but they realized a better way to honor his memory was to create the most bombastic, hardest rocking record of their lives. With the help of new singer Brian Johnson, they succeeded beyond anything they could have imagined. The title track is a celebration of Bon and a vivid reminder the band still had plenty of life. It's been used in countless TV shows, movies and commercials over the years, but it somehow still retains its primal power. 

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