Best AC/DC Songs
The Top Ten
Definitely the best AC/DC song! It's the title track of the best selling rock album for a reason! Here's my top ten AC/DC songs.
1: Back in black
2: Highway to hell
3: Shoot to thrill
5: For those about to rock
6: Whole lotta rosie
7: Hells bells
8: Rock n roll train
10: Rock and roll ain't noise pollution
Awesome song this is one of the best songs of AC/DC! This is the title track of the second best-selling album of all time, and is by far their best song would tell you that
Man do I feel like jumping while hearing this song! CHEERS
This is the greatest song ever written. I don't understand how it doesn't take Bohemian Rhapsody as the greatest song of all time. If you don't know this song then something is VERY wrong with you. Also this song's album should be top on greatest albums. AC/DC is the greatest band of all time. So they should have taken Michael Jackson's place on the greatest albums. GO AC/DC!
AC/DC has awesome songs, but Back in Black is easily the greatest! Even people who don't like AC/DC can enjoy this song! Second best selling album ever, with greats like shake a leg, shoot to thrill, hells bells, giving the dog a bone! I have to say AC/DC certainly made a mark on rock and roll history with this song and the whole album in general!
I'm not particularly into AC/DC, but I know when a song transcends its genre, and this one does it. This is so much better than Back in Black. That riff is absolutely infectious. When I listen to it, it makes me feel so amazingly good. I feel this way when I listen to "Time" by Pink Floyd or "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley. It's just a great song.
I can't decide between this, Highway to Hell, Back in Black and You Shook Me All Night Long, as far as my favourite AC/DC tune goes.
Love the opening, the way it builds and gathers momentum. It's such a departure from the more traditional, harder sounding guitar-work on their other tunes. Timeless stuff.
Thunderstruck has got to be number one. The way the instruments are layered on in the beginning is pure genius. Honourable mention should also be given to "Sin City," and "Gone Shootin, ' " which has a groove that just won't quit. These songs may not be quite Top Ten material, but they are classic AC/DC.
Back in Black is a great theme song for AC/DC, but Thunderstruck has to be their best song overall. It gets me pumped up every time I hear it. The beginning with Angus on guitar just rocks you to the core. Best AC/DC song ever!
The cool thing about this album, even though it was Bon's last, is that it would open the doors for many new bands in the 1980's. Some of the bands even did tributes to Bon. Examples of these are Guns N' Roses (who merged with AC/DC for the Rock Or Bust tour), Metallica covered Highway To Hell, Megadeth covered Problem Child, Anthrax covered TNT, Exodus covered Overdose and Dirty Deeds, Motorhead covered It's A Long Way To The Top, Iron Maiden covered Sin City but these aren't isolated examples. Song name similarities are often known as well, in the case of Motley Crue with Live Wire and Bad Boy Boogie. Of course, other tributes take place. Ozzy Osbourne with Suicide Solution, Crazy Train, No More Tears just to name a few, Motorhead with Ace Of Spades, Metallica with Jump In The Fire, The Prince, Hit The Lights, Whiplash, Fade To Black just to name a few, of course there are several other Metallica songs as well
To me, this is not just the best AC/DC song. It's the best song ever done. Seriously, it cannot be better.
With the awesome intro, probably the best ever, you can feel something is growing on you.
Then, everything starts. No words to describe the level of perfection every single instrument reaches, and the singer, Bon Scott has the best voice I've ever heard.
No matter how old is this song, it would never be old-fashioned.
AC/DC is immortal.
How do you chose a best acdc song, I would pick pretty much all of them. This song defines the best album in history. Bon Scott deserves more credit then brian may for it haha, classic song for a classic album. Everyone should have to listen to this to pass for their Australian citizenship or something. epic
I go nuts whenever this song comes on the radio! You hear that guitar intro and you instantly think "TIME TO ROCK OUT! " There is literally no limit guitar abilities of Angus Young! These rock legends changed my life and they did it with this song.
This is the song that got me into ac/dc as well! This song kicks ass! Lock up your daughter and lock up your wife lock up your back door and room for your life! The man is back in town so don't you mess me round!
This song on tony hawk pro skater 4 was my childhood. My sister and I would always play that game and set to only play this song over and over. Great riff and lyrics a true classic.
The greatest Ac/DC song. No wait... I mean the greatest hardrock song of all time. This song is so awesome. This is my favorite acdc song. Screw thunderstruck, screw back in black, This song is the bomb... LITERALLY
Best one, great music and lyrics. I like it because it's simply the best. For really Rock'n'Roll lovers and those who knows what real music is.
Saying Back in Black is your favorite AC/DC song is like saying Down With the Sickness is your favorite Disturbed songs... The most popular by each group, but definitely NOT the best... This is the best from the Back in Black album HANDS DOWN!
Perfect song! Brian Johnson's best vocal. I wonder if Mutt Lange pushed Brian to those high notes. It just keeps ascending. Bon was great but this song could only be produced this way with Brian Johnson singing. 5 stars!
The intro alone makes this my favorite AC/DC song. Combining the dark guitar riffs with the echoing chimes of bells that ring eerily really signals the atmosphere and overall tone of this amazing song.
When this song starts up I get chills. It's the first track on Back in Black for a reason-because it is the BEST! That album was chock full o' great classic AC/DC tunes, but this one reigns supreme in my opinion.
I don't know why this ine us my favorite but it's really catchy and I like the singing voice in this song more than the other songs even though I think they all sound the same (in terms if singing voice). Maybe I just think fhus one is the catchiest I don't know
Love this one to death I get up and rock out even cry to this song it's so good it brings me tears of joy every time what more can I say. My neighbours have to put up with me having this song blasting out my windows rattle and vibrant I have this song on so many times and so loud.
It is such an inspireing song and has been put in so many action movies such as Iron man. It has this head bangging sound that really brings back the 1970's. It's not know to many because "Back In Black" was more popular but if they played this song on the radio I garantee that AC/DC will be back hitting the charts better than ever
This song is AWESOME! The order should be : You shook me all night long, thunderstruck, back in black, who made who, it's a long way to the top, for those about to rock, TNT, highway to hell, Hells bells, and shoot to thrill.
I have never heard a more relentless rock song ever. Especially the fade and crescendo towards the end, it gives me chills every time!
To me, Shoot To Thrill is AC/DC's most progressive song. Cliff Williams' bass playing is off the charts, especially live. When you hear how he plays the bass in this song, (similar to his progressive band roots, prior to AC/DC) you can really appreciate how he was willing to pull back and make the song more important than thd bass riff. Well done, Cliff! You can't help but stand and clap to Angus' guitar tapping in the middle of the song. With Brian Johnson's unbelievable vocals, this song may be top ten of any song, ever!
I remember back in 1980 going to Christian summer camp and spending half the time there listening to the Back in Black album in the camp counselor's car and especially Shoot To Thrill. I just couldn't get enough of it and 30 years later I just love the heck out of this song. Best song on the best hard rock album of all time.
It is very difficult to choose one song from such a great massive catalogue of songs, however if there is one ac/dc song that finds its way onto any playlist I make it is shoot to thrill! It is a great pace for a song to jump up and down to at a concert and the guitar work is great as well
I think that dirty deeds is my favorite song it has always been my favorite AC/DC song since I was 7 I still listen to this song to day actually I am listening to this song right now!
Bon Scott will never be equaled and this tune is the epitome of classic ACDC. You immediately get hooked by the opening guitar chords...
One of my favorite songs by AC/DC, gotta love a bit of the old AC/DC songs sung by Bon Scott R.I. P
Best song ever! Especially on the live album which got me into AC DC. Rock On!
How are songs like you shook me all night long and dirty deeds done dirt cheap above this masterpiece of a song?! Sure, they're both really good songs, but this song is something else. The cannons in it are just amazing. This should definitely be higher up on the list.
I feel this is the best ac/dc song out there. When you listen to it you just get chills throughout your body. It is classic rock at its best. I just do not understand why this is not up there in the top five. In a popularity contest yes Back in Black would win, but I still think this is the best, and I think many people agree with me.
This is easily my favourite ACDC song. Certainly live. The cannons mixed with the emmence talent from the band just make this something else. I have always thought that this song is to ACDC, what songs such as Paradice city were to Guns and Roses and even Slash now, it is a song that really gets the crowd going and gives you an absolute rush. I am talkign about live here, I don't start moshing every time I here the song, well, not in public
You should have heard the cannons and felt the vibrations while seated at the Brendan Byrne Arena! I have never ever felt anything like it! You need to hear this song live and in an arena. Best damn live song ever. I am partial to Back in Black and Shoot to thrill as badass ever songs...
I really like this song and was surprised that they were able to put bagpipes in this song, and it still sounds amazing! That just shows you how good AC/DC are!
Although it doesn't have as much recognition, this song sums up AC/DC the best, honestly it's hard to choose because every song is good in it's own regard, but this is just a classic. & it's hard to give a newer song more credit when this was one of the songs that made them famous. Back & Black and Thunderstruck are overplayed now at this point, gotta dig deeper to the Bon Scott age.
This just epitomizes what AC/DC is! This is the greatest Rock n' Roll anthem ever by the greatest band to ever play Rock n' Roll anthems and what other band could ever do a call and answer between a bagpipe and guitar? In a 1000 years when our decedents dig up our artifacts they will find this song and go, "this is the music that shaped their being! " (Too much? A little over the top? M/
Bon Scott and boys at the beginning! And at the top of their game as well. Give it up to Bon, the mans talent still amazes me after all these years. This is a band who recorded in reverse. The best at the start and the next best later on into a great career. This song should be the #1 song on all lists in regard (s) to AC/DC. Love this band and miss Bon so, so, much!
Where do I begin? This song is AMAZING! Should definitely be in the top ten AT LEAST! The guitar solo in this song is by far AC/DC's best guitar solo. This song rocks!
Best solo ever! Great song and preformed live one of the greatest songs to be made from the album Let There Be Rock. If you haven't heard this song than go search this on you tube you'll listen to it over and over again Angus plays the solo like his life depends on it and the begging is awesome also!
This is easily their best song by a long shot, to me all their songs are master pieces but this just bears them all, while they are all fantastic songs personally I think most of the songs above this are just commercial, this should be number 1, 3rd at least! (Just my personal preference)
This is the best one by far. I can't believe it's so low down on this list. After that intro it really kicks off, the guitar-work is incredible, and we all know deep down that Bon Scott is better than Brian Johnson (even though Brian Johnson is still amazing).
This should be #1. Love that relentless driving beat. It starts out hard and fast and keeps it up! It's like a marathon, don't they ever get tired? And Angus has an amazing solo, again, he's like the energizer bunny! When they were elected into rock n roll hall of fame this was the song Brian Johnson integrated into his speech. Enough said... Let there be rock! Rules!
THIS IS THE BEST AC/DC SONG period. The best song from the best album with the best AC/DC singer. Just for treu fans, I mean, the band has a lot of great songs buts come on, this one tells how the rock was created haha
This song rocks! Hear the Angus Young solos, the Bon Scott voice and the fusion of the drums and bass and you will know what I am talking about! The video is great too
All time favorite. This song has all the power and energy. This song burns and has it all. Hear the riff, the voice the rhythm... And you've got it, believe me. Good night and rock well...
This should be a top ten song don't know what it's doing at number 16 in this list! And by the way, is it just me, or does Brian Johnson sound a bit like Bon Scott in this song?
This song is simply one of the greatest classics ever made.. So low down the order just doesn't do justice to this awesome song!
Why is this so low? This is an amazing song, by any standard. Sure, there are songs like Thunderstruck, but this is just a classic
Best guitar riff out of anything they made. And rock and roll really ain't noise pollution
I wasn't expecting this song to be good, but it was! It was better than good, it was amazing! should definitely at least be in the top ten.
It is easily their best song I can't get bored of it and the guitar riffs are amazing! Really worth listening to if you haven't yet because I love ac/dc and I love this song even more! Somehow
The guitar riffs makes you dance the hell out of you. It is on board with back in black and thunderstruck. One of best ACDC songs! You simply enjoy every second of the song and it never gets boring!
Honestly I think this song should be in the top three. It is one of their best songs since highway to hell. Actually it even seems better then highway to hell.
"There was a friend of mine on murder and the judge gave him fell. Jury found him guilty, gave him sixteen years in Hell! " Fantastic song about a man doing all in the name of Liberty!
How is this song so low? What a fantastic rock song! One of the very best of the Bon Scott era, which was when they did their best work.
I like the sounds they make with the guitars ( Sirens, Gunshots etc. )
This should be Australia's national anthem!
This. is. un.. believeable! What is this song doing down here? Am I the only person who's listened to this and realised what an awesome song this is? I can't listen to it without singing, or dancing for that matter! If you like ac/ dc in the slightest, you should get yourself on YouTube and listen to this song right now!
This is my favorite, although it's not one of the most famous. This is not so explosive as other AC DC's songs, but it has a catchy rhythm and a perfect interaction between Angus's Guitar and Bon Scott's Vocals.
This song deserves more credit. It's a great song from a great album. And it's one of my favorites. This is a song you can really get into and even sing or dance to.
Oh come on this song doesn't belong all the way down HERE! At least in the top 25! Very LAST? Are you kiding me?! Come on move it up a little bit!
Mate, if you are just starting to like AC/DC, or you enjoy the bands music, this is a great song to listen to and even play on the guitar. I totally recommend this song and or album to anyone that is a huge AC/DC fan like me!
AC/DC Is the best band ever and any other band couldn't make better songs even if they tried!
My absolute favorite ACDC song ever. All of their songs are great but this one just gets you pumped up for anything! I always listen to this in my 67 Mustang and have hit 100 more than a few times with this song blaring!
I love it! This is really my favourite song ever
My all time favorite AC/DC song, I love it so much!
Very underrated. The vocals and its contrast with the guitar part is amazing. It's so catchy and the guitar solos are cool. Not their best song, but it should at least be in the top ten.
VERY UNDERRATED, best ac/dc song and with the best solo, this song should be in the top 3, and back in black under top 20, people vote it because it is the most known song, but it isn't so good.
One of my favorite songs of all time! I can't believe it's at 14 right right now. By far one of their easiest songs to get in to. I guess I'm just shocked more people aren't into this.
Should be in top 3 for acdc, every time it comes on the radio, you know its time to rock and roll, or go in guns blazing. Awesome song
This is classic acca dacca. I love Brian Johnson but Bon Scott is a legend and this tune just rocks. Its got its roots in Chuck Berry and it adds a snarling twist. Its brittle opening chords and cool groove just can't fail to get the party rocking. The vocals are quiet in the mix and its production is so creative. This needs to go up in the ratings.
I'm a percussionist and honestly I like this drum part the best. First of all AC/DC's drums have the best tone to them, and second of all it should be up there ^. But I can understand being that it is AC/DC and all of their songs are amazing.
This song should be number 11, 12 or 13 not 17 vote this one up come on! Amazing guitar singing bass drums love this one great tune really electric
And you ask me why I'm in a band/I dig doing' one night stands/and you wanna see me doing' my thing/all you gotta do is plug me into high
I said high...
Just got into AC/DC this year. Buying their CDs one at a time. Just caught up with this one and SUL stood out immediately. Being a newbie I come in with fresh ears that haven't heard these songs since the mid 70s. Also liked Meltdown and Safe in NYC.
Because it's one of the best AC/DC songs ever! Gives a good feeling when you're listening to this while driving.
It's a must have on top rock songs of all time!
One of their most recent, best and underrated songs of all time.
20? You are crazy this song must be in top10
I love this song it's a shame it's so underrated. Definitely their heaviest song, the atmosphere is just amazing should be in the top ten
This song is absolute magic! It has a nice dark tinge to it that most of their other songs don't really have! And might I say that the backing vocals just add to the whole dark feel! Top Notch
How can it be out from the top ten? Comes the razor's edge! The atmosphere of it is magic.
This is one of my favorite songs of all time. Simply Love it, wish acdc had more songs like this one. Woo!
I can leave the air guitar down when this track comes on..
One of the best.
THIS isn't ON THE LIST ITS THE SECOND BEST OF BACK IN BLACK shoot to thrill is the best
In my opinion, this is the hardest rocking' AC/DC song around. That mammoth riff, those screaming vocals, the pounding drums and of course, that sexy, thumpin' bass. Roughest, toughest song there is. Rock hard, rock on!
This wasn't on here so I put it on... Come on... It's an amazing song why isn't it already on here!
A very underrated AC/DC song, it's one of the best songs on the back in black album!
Clearly one of acdc's best, and most underrated songs. I remember buying highway to hell from a record store when I was a kid and when it hit this song, I played it about 5 more times before I moved on.
Every time I try to consider this one being lower than #1 in the ranking, it simply doesn't want to go.
Best song I've heard by AC/DC... And I'm quite the fan. Clearly this song should be up in the top 10.
This is the best ACDC song of all time... Best riff, Must be played loud... All true fans know this is the best!
Fastest, most intense guitar riff AC/DC has ever done
Love the whole song! Amazing! Great lyrics and sick guitar solos. Epic song.