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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Monday Music "Back in Black" by AC/DC

I tried to get this out yesterday but was unable to.  We are out of town in West Virginia.  This song came out in 1980, but I though it came out much later, it keeps staying fresh and my local Pro football team for a while played it during the Jerry Glanville era when they went to the black Jerseys...they still kinda sucked but the new look was ok.   I have been a fan of AC/DC and their song from the Stephen King movie "Maximum Overdrive", and the song "Who Made Who" and then they came out with the album "The Razors Edge" with "Thunderstruck".  which is one of my all time favorite song. We in the First Gulf War dedicated it to Saddam Hussain who was "Thunderstruck" by the Modern way of War that he and his Army couldn't handle.  I will include the video also.

"Back in Black" is a song by AC/DC, appearing as the first track on side two of their 1980 album of the same name. Known for its opening guitar riff, the song was AC/DC's tribute to their former singer Bon Scott. His replacement Brian Johnson recalled to Mojo magazine in 2009 that when the band asked him to write a lyric for this song, "they said, 'it can't be morbid – it has to be for Bon and it has to be a celebration.'" He added: "I thought, 'Well no pressure there, then' (laughs). I just wrote what came into my head, which at the time seemed like mumbo, jumbo. 'Nine lives. Cats eyes. Abusing every one of them and running wild.' The boys got it though. They saw Bon's life in that lyric." It peaked in the U.S. at No. 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1981 and was No. 51 on Billboard's Top Tracks chart, which debuted in March 1981. "Back in Black" received the RIAA's Master Ringtone Sales Award (Gold and Platinum) in 2006 and reached 2× Platinum status in 2007.
The song was ranked No. 4 by VH1 on their list of the 40 Greatest Metal Songs, and in 2009, it was named the second greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1. It was also ranked No. 187 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The same magazine has also ranked "Back in Black" No. 29 on "The 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time".
In 2010, this song came No. 2 in Triple M's Ultimate 500 Rock Countdown in Melbourne, Australia. The top five were all AC/DC songs.
It officially charted on the UK charts after 31 years in release; peaking in at no. 27 as a result of AC/DC music becoming available on iTunes. It also reached no. 1 on the UK Rock Charts in the same week.


 "Back in Black"

"Thunderstruck"

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