Top 10 AC/DC Songs

Noisecreep decided to countdown the most popular AC/DC tracks from AOL radio.

Top 10 AC/DC Songs
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"Iron Man 2" is in theaters nationwide now. The film is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name and is directed by Jon Favreau, starring Robert Downey Jr. As with all big-budget Hollywood flicks, music plays an important role and this film features choice cuts by one of the world's biggest rock bands, AC/DC. AC/DC released the album "Iron Man 2" earlier this year. While there are no new tracks on "Iron Man 2," the record does span 10 different classic AC/DC discs. This means you're getting some of the band's biggest hits - and deeper cuts to boot. To celebrate the movie and new album, Noisecreep decided to countdown the most popular AC/DC tracks from AOL radio. 10. "Rock 'n' Roll Train" "Rock 'n' Roll Train" is the first single from the 2008 album "Black Ice." The single went to the top of the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock list. Like most AC/DC tunes, "Rock 'n' Roll Train" was written by the brothers Angus and Malcolm Young. If you saw AC/DC on their recent and massive world tour, then you know "Rock 'n' Roll Train" played a big role in the show - complete with a massive locomotive as a stage prop. 09. "Shoot To Thrill" "Shoot To Thrill" is featured on both the "Iron Man 2" soundtrack and "Back In Black." If you're reading this page, chances are you own "Back In Black." Considering "Back In Black" is the bestselling album ever released by a band, every track on the album is considered iconic. "Shoot To Thrill" was written by the brothers Young and singer Brian Johnson and was featured in the first "Iron Man" trailer and several other movies and television shows. 08. "T.N.T." Turns out "T.N.T." really is dynamite when referring to AC/DC's catalog. The title track from the album "T.N.T.," the track was written by the brothers Young and late singer Bon Scott. Released as a single in 1976, "T.N.T." quickly became synonymous with AC/DC. Maybe it's all the letters? Or maybe it's just the fact that "T.N.T." has a strong riff that gets stuck in the listener's head for days and days. 07. "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" Often the anthem of the frustrated - and slightly insane - "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" is a track off the 1976 album of the same name (the album wasn't released in America until 1981). Again written by the brothers Young and Scott, "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" is a live staple and is also featured on the 1992 double-album "AC/DC Live." 06. "Thunderstruck" The Young brothers penned "Thunderstruck" for the 1990 album "The Razors Edge." "Thunderstruck" is also featured on the "Iron Man 2" soundtrack and is one of AC/DC's most famous songs. Several sports teams have used "Thunderstruck" to get the home crowd pumped. Unsurprisingly, "Thunderstruck" was played early in the set on many of the "Black Ice" tour stops. 05. "For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)" Fire! Long the anthem of every rock band, "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)" is known the world over for both the message and the cannons. The single is from the 1981 album of the same name and was written by singer Brian Johnson and the Young brothers. A mega-successful single, "For Those About To Rock" became an instant classic. So much so that the band uses the track to close live shows, complete with cannon action. The album "For Those About To Rock We Salute You was the band's first to reach the top of the Billboard chart. 04. "Back In Black" And then there was "Back In Black," and suddenly no band could ever reach the same level as AC/DC. The album "Back In Black," released in 1980, was written by the brothers Young and Johnson and produced by Mutt Lange. It was the first AC/DC album to feature Brian Johnson on vocals, and the entire disc is dedicated to fallen friend Bon Scott. The single "Back In Black" is a specific, upbeat tribute to Scott, with lyrics like: "Forget the hearse 'cause I'll never die/I got nine lives/Cat's eyes/Usin' every one of them and running wild." The opening guitar riff is undeniable - hear two bars and you're on your feet. "Back In Black" is also featured on the "Iron Man 2" album. 03. "You Shook Me All Night Long" The track was a successful single, staying on the charts for a long time and helped propel sales of "Back In Black." The track features a great guitar solo that has been attempted by every kid with a rock star dream. Oh, and "You Shook Me All Night Long" has been covered by everyone ... including Celine Dion and Shania Twain. 02. "Hells Bells" You ever hear your grandma say "Hells Bells" after something went wrong in the kitchen? Maybe AC/DC picked up the phrase from her. Regardless, the song is the opening track from "Back In Black," and the ominous tolling bells clue the listener that a mega sonic experience is about to occur. Like many other popular AC/DC tracks, "Hells Bells" is regularly used at sporting events. 01. "Highway To Hell" "Highway To Hell" is the title track from their 1979, written by the Young brothers and Scott. The song "Highway To Hell" made the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's list of 500 tracks that shaped the genre. The track also caused parental uproar, what with all the silly Satanist rumors floating around. The members of AC/DC might not be Satanists, but they are smart marketers: the song, coupled with Angus Young's penchant for devil horns, sure does make for a nice merchandise idea. But back to "Highway To Hell." The album will always be significant in the AC/DC catalog, because it is the last to feature Bon Scott. "Highway To Hell" remains a live staple. Thanks for the report to Noisecreep.com.

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    aig91
    sexyresults1979 wrote: They might only play one song, but it's a bad ass song.
    This statement made me lol. But I do agree with it. Checked
    VanTheKraut
    Newsflash to AC/DC haters. There are people with different opinions than you, and this article is for them. Yes, AC/DC's music is simplistic. That's the point. I've listened to them for years and I don't think they "play the same song 140 times" and even if they did, they managed to make a 30 year career out of one kick ass song.
    BigPaws
    "Are you Ready" did not make the list...imagine that. The one complex song they do and gets no mention.
    eetfuk58
    Carl6661 wrote: I'm sorry, but how on earth is this News...
    agreed. its absolutely not. nobody cares.
    Kynarethband
    Tarsplitter wrote: AC/DC is great. Their songs don't sound similar to me. They play pure rock n' roll with their style and it's awesome. But well, this is UG so unless the band has SUPAH HEAVY riffs and OH MY GOD complicated guitar parts, it's gonna get trashed.
    true that!
    metalforlife329
    Rick_Diculous wrote: kalamari wrote: but they're all the same. I was about to say that. AC/DC is without a doubt the single most overrated band in the history of rock and roll because they recorded one damn song 140 times and people still bought it.
    Tahts why they are so great, to be able to use such simple roffs and simple solos using the same general guitar parts, is amazing, and without them, think of where rock would be, there would be no rock 'n' roll with out these guys, so you have to give them some credit, even if you do think they are overrated, but they aren't.
    kyza
    10. Rock N' Roll Ain't Noise Pollution 9. Highway To Hell 8. Rock N' Roll Train 7. Highway To Hell 6. The Jack 5. TNT 4. Hell's Bells 3. Gone Shootin' 2. Nervous Shakedown 1. You Shook Me All Night Long So many good songs but that has to be my top 10
    thesubhuman
    Also, after bon scott died they really went more mainstream which to me is bubblegum. Of course thats th hair of the dog.
    Hrbáč
    loganpwns wrote: AC/DC is an alright band at best. As kalamri stated, allof them are the same. People bash bands like Nickelback all the time for doing what AC/DC did/does (not musically). I'll give them credit for being a band for over 30 years, however, they shouldn't be considered by any as the greatest rock band of all time. The "Greatest Rock Band" title, in my opinion, should go to The Rolling Stones.
    Rolling stones? Hahahaha, you're really funny.
    mr. ...
    this list isnt as bad as i thought it would be. highway to hell on top for sure
    ZigZagz1&1/4
    joshmetalmaniac wrote: being honest, ACDC are a great band, but not from a guitarists point of view.
    Wow then you must have never heard Angus Young play guitar.
    Rimfrost
    lefty01 wrote: Rick_Diculous wrote: kalamari wrote: but they're all the same. I was about to say that. AC/DC is without a doubt the single most overrated band in the history of rock and roll because they recorded one damn song 140 times and people still bought it. I'll tell you what. Y-O-U sell as many albums as they have, tour the world as much, and have the fan bass they do. Get back to me right after you do that!!!
    Its still the same song :p Theyre cool, ill give them that. And id love to see them live, but one cant really call them a band with a flair for variation.
    TommCat
    Critisism is for the media, Inspiration is for Musicians, you will never be a successful musician if your wasting your time on a news column on UG arguing if there a good or bad band, you'll never resolve it because your all stubborn and talking through a screen.
    johnrussom
    Go ahead, limit your self to whatever band you think "rules". I promise (if you keep playing your instrument) you will out grow that way of thinking. That, or you will look like a mullet head metal fan who failed to grow up. AC/DC has its place in my heart, no I dont have to think to get there, but damn! that is what rock and roll is for. Quiet frankly, my song list has "Back in Black", "Asturias" and "The Sky is Crying" and everything in between.... and I love it all. You want to trash AC/DC.. go right ahead.
    jj1mac
    i haven't bought any AC/DC tracks or albums for the simple fact that it doesn't matter how popular they are, they'll never be the band zeppelin, sabbath, rush, van halen etc. was but thats wat works for them and angus said himself thats the only thing they can do, they are good at it, but it's more or less a one-trick pony!!
    iceh88
    johnrussom wrote: Go ahead, limit your self to whatever band you think "rules". I promise (if you keep playing your instrument) you will out grow that way of thinking. That, or you will look like a mullet head metal fan who failed to grow up. AC/DC has its place in my heart, no I dont have to think to get there, but damn! that is what rock and roll is for. Quiet frankly, my song list has "Back in Black", "Asturias" and "The Sky is Crying" and everything in between.... and I love it all. You want to trash AC/DC.. go right ahead.
    This guy has the right idea i totally agree with everything you said here. I went on a AC/DC kick in highschool and played nothing but AC/DC but in time i grew in my guitar playing. I still play metal mostly but i will always look back to AC/DC when i want to rock out and play some fun songs.
    jimzer
    TheLifeguard wrote: AC/DC > you. The difference between AC/DC and Nickelback and Ke$ha is AC/DC has staying power. AC/DC has been rocking for longer than most of the people on this site have been alive. Until you have a tour that sells out a 50,000 seat stadium 4 times in 6 months, sit down and shut up about AC/DC being over-rated. They're obviously doing something right Again, AC/DC > you
    staying power? do you know why they're so huge? because people think they're the gods of rock n roll (and rnr = cool). these people have no taste in music whatsoever as it doesn't play a huge role in their lives. so in this case buddy, everything > you, cause you're just like one of those tasteless, uncultured people who don't really give a crap about music and like ac dc because everyone else thinks they're cool. and where the hell is 'whole lotta rosie'.. now that's a killer song. not this rock n roll train commercial playlist nonsense.
    livewire76
    Im gonna go out on a limb here and say AC/DC write the most complicated music in heavy rock. I see imitators everywhere, equals? None. Theyre on par with The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin, all chomping on The Beatles (long) tailcoat.
    Shukman_Jr
    They have so many better, unkown songs. Kicked in the teeth, Let Me Put My Love Into You, Riff Raff, all better than these 10
    stompbox
    all of those songs are good songs,dont get me wrong but i think that they could have came up with away better top ten list than that.
    IbanezBassman
    I agree, AC/DC are highly overrated. But were quality as far as Hard Rock/Metal goes. I just like the 2, 3, 4 were from Back in Black, a post-Scott album. How in your face at the Bon Scott patriots.
    PaperSun
    I think the only AC/Dc song that wasn't the same as the others was "The Razors Edge". I'm also sure that was the only one in a minor key.
    TheLifeguard
    AC/DC > you. The difference between AC/DC and Nickelback and Ke$ha is AC/DC has staying power. AC/DC has been rocking for longer than most of the people on this site have been alive. Until you have a tour that sells out a 50,000 seat stadium 4 times in 6 months, sit down and shut up about AC/DC being over-rated. They're obviously doing something right Again, AC/DC > you
    Galvatron
    Stop with the Nickelback comparisons. No one is on the level of lame that Nickelback calls home. I have seen Chad Kruger say that he writes songs in groups,some for easy rock stations,some for rock stations,some for top 40 stations,they are just corporate crap. And say what you want about AC DC but what guitar player here wouldnt want the career that a Malcolm or Angus has had? Five different decades of playing sold out arena's and having legions of fans in a band thats based around your guitar playing. For a bunch of so called musicians its lame how everyone here wants to shit on these guys.
    kissownsrush
    None of those are even close to being their best. Clearly their best song is Caught with Your Pants Down.
    wndrw982
    1. How is this news? 2. I like to set up one drum beat on my metronome and then cover all of AC/DC's songs haha
    TommCat
    ACDC are a great band, classic rock music High Voltage should be up there in my opinion
    SGofawesome
    CoreysMonster wrote: the same people who knock Disturbed for writing nothing but similar songs, are the same ones who say that AC/DC are diverse. Anyways, they're still an epic party band, and getting trashed and singing "Highway to Hell" with a bunch of buddies is just awesome
    EXACTLY! Who gives a **** if they aren't the most musically diverse band on earth? No other band in the world CANNOT get you as pumped at a party as AC/DC!Right when you hear it, Angus' crazy energy transfers right through the speakers to you
    TommCat
    When you become worldwide known for your rock music, then you can judge this band, when you sell millions of albums, then you can judge them. As Angus said, they are aware their music is simple, but the simple music can be the best music. They may not be a technical band but there riffs sound awsome, their music is great to listen to with a great classic rock tone, i say congrats to these men as they are successful in life i really don't see why they should be hated for what they do best on a lousy comment in some UG "news" article.
    Altitudinous
    the songs aren't al the SAME. i don't get why people say that. They just have a pretty specific style, you don't need to come out here bitching about how AC/DC doesn't play a bunch of random notes and chords and dub it "art". AC/DC played kick ass rock and roll for many years, and hopefully for many more, they are not overrated, they are simply magic and awesome and hard ****in' rock! So if you can't get down with that, thats just fine, but don't come on an AC/DC page and waaah about it. Deal? Deal. That being said, i agree with this list (not the order though) except for "Rock n' roll train" and "shoot to thrill". I'd have instead put "Rocker" and "livewire", or maybe "high voltage". FUCK YEAH AC/DC!!!
    sven_svensk
    If you don't like ACDC it's your taste in music, nothing to do with them being simple.. at-least they are doing their own stuff and not ripping of others; which can be said about many bands today.
    boarderx-henry
    StianN90 wrote: Let's just agree that we all love AC/DC! Very few things beat getting drunk in a bar while AC/DC is blasting thru the stereo!
    Too true brother. Too true.
    ¡VivaLaGeorge!
    i hate the way ACDC generally get off scot free from the "every songs the same", but other bands like green day get absolutely hammered for it _
    guitar_hero999
    people complain that AC/DC use the same chords and all their songs sound the same, but tbh their music is simple, which is why those same chords is most songs are effective. It's not how many chords you use, it's what you do with them
    ¡VivaLaGeorge!
    is there an edit button? also, anyone else find it even a little creepy that no one minds that a sixty year old still sings about schoolgirls 0.o
    hahaokayman
    Okay guys chill, you are a newer generation...you think differently. There is a reason AC/DC is the baddest band, how else does a band have its hits still played regularly and enjoyed. Feelin pissed off? Slap on "Have a drink on me" and throw some back. Feelin like a badass? Slap on Thunderstruck. Feelin evil? Slap on some Hells Bells and jam. The point is, music is music, loosen up and live carefree and just fkn JAM IT UP have a good time all the time. When you judge things so rabidly you've basically lost the argument of music and what it stands for. LIVE CARE FREE BECAUSE LIFE'S A BITCH AND THEN YOU DIE.
    Linkinaddict88
    All AC/DC songs sound the same? Name 2 songs from this list that "sound the same"... You can't, cause they're all different
    rko
    TommCat wrote: When you become worldwide known for your rock music, then you can judge this band, when you sell millions of albums, then you can judge them..
    No no, I think I can judge them now actually. They are generic and I havent the slightest clue why this is considered "news"
    Bluesrocker5150
    It should have been called AC/DC's top ten singles.... This is pretty much just a list of their radio hits. Songs like Guns for Hire and Thats the Way I Wanna Rock and Roll should be on this list.
    Dakkstar
    NedHolness wrote: Dakkstar wrote: I think AC/DC is a pretty cool guy. eh plays 3 chordz and doesnt afraid of anything... This is wonderful.
    I aim to please.
    kalamari
    I'd better add that I do actually like some AC/DC now and then. It's just that the lack of variety means they don't merit much sustained/repeated listening, and that a Top 10 list is quite ironic as such. Still, if you still want more AC/DC, give Airbourne a spin!