The Australian rock band AC/DC is undoubtedly one of the most iconic bands in the history of rock music. With their signature guitar riffs and powerful vocals, they have conquered the world and left an indelible mark on rock ‘n’ roll. But which AC/DC songs are truly the absolute classics? Here’s our top 10 of the best AC/DC songs.
10. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
The title track from their third studio album from 1976 is a perfect example of AC/DC’s rugged and raw energy. With its catchy chorus and the distinctive voice of Bon Scott, “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” is a song you won’t soon forget. The song, which is about a hitman offering his services, has a dark edge but is delivered with a wink and a good dose of humor.
9. Shoot to Thrill
From the legendary “Back in Black” album from 1980, “Shoot to Thrill” is one of those songs you instantly recognize from the opening riff. The song is a powerful rock ‘n’ roll experience, with an irresistible energy that compels you to sing along. It was later also used as a soundtrack for the movie “Iron Man 2”, attracting a new generation of fans to the band.
8. You Shook Me All Night Long
This song, also from the “Back in Black” album, is perhaps one of the most well-known and beloved songs by AC/DC. With its unforgettable guitar riff and catchy lyrics, it has become an anthem for rock fans worldwide. The song is about a wild night with a woman and is delivered with so much passion that it’s almost impossible to sit still.
7. Whole Lotta Rosie
“Whole Lotta Rosie” is a tribute to a voluptuous woman Bon Scott once met. The song, from the “Let There Be Rock” album from 1977, is an explosive rock experience with an irresistible guitar solo. It’s one of those songs that perfectly captures the essence of AC/DC: raw, loud, and straightforward.
6. Hells Bells
The opening sounds of the bells indicate that this is no ordinary song. “Hells Bells”, also from the “Back in Black” album, is a dark and menacing song about the devil and the underworld. The heavy guitar riffs and the powerful vocals of Brian Johnson make this one of the band’s most recognizable songs.
This song from the eponymous album from 1975 is one of AC/DC’s earliest hits. With its signature chorus “Oi, Oi, Oi!” it’s a song that every rock fan can sing along to. “T.N.T.” is a powerful and explosive song that perfectly reflects the band’s rebellious spirit.
4. Back in Black
The title track from their most successful album is a tribute to the late singer Bon Scott. With its powerful guitar riffs and unforgettable chorus, “Back in Black” is one of the greatest rock songs of all time. The song symbolizes the band’s rebirth after the tragic loss of their frontman.
3. Highway to Hell
This song, from the eponymous album from 1979, is one of the most iconic rock songs ever. With its irresistible guitar riff and catchy chorus, it’s a song that has inspired generations of rock fans. The song is about the hard life on the road and the challenges that come with it.
“Thunderstruck”, from the “The Razors Edge” album from 1990, is one of AC/DC’s most recognizable and beloved songs. With its lightning-fast guitar riffs and powerful vocals, it’s a song that grabs you from the first note. The song pays tribute to the power of nature and the energy of a thunderstorm.
Yes, you read that right. “Thunderstruck” absolutely deserves the top spot on this list. The song perfectly represents everything that makes AC/DC so great: powerful guitar riffs, irresistible melodies, and an energy you can’t ignore. It’s a song that every rock fan knows and appreciates, and it truly deserves the title of the best AC/DC song ever.