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Awesome / AC/DC

Awesome Moments:

  • Angus Young playing "Thunderstruck"'s main riff with only one hand in the song's music video.
    • Funnily enough, for some people this is easier to play, as the intro is mostly hammer-ons/pull-offs.
  • The fact that they managed to respond to Bon Scott's death with the second best-selling album of all time, bested only by Michael Jackson's Thriller and only because of sales outside of the U.S., and that album rocked (Hells Bells comes to mind).
  • Making bagpipes sound cool with "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock n' Roll)".

Awesome Music:

  • AC/DC are responsible for a mind-boggling amount of Hard Rock classics, but maybe the most beloved worldwide is from Back in Black: "You Shook Me All Night Long," one of rock's premier getting-laid anthems.
    • Expanding on Back In Black's "Hells Bells": it opens with what sounds like funeral bells (referencing the death of Bon Scott). Then suddenly the Young brothers and the rhythm section come in with an Epic Riff, and Brian Johnson makes his debut with the epic lyric "I'm rolling thunder, pouring rain. I'm coming on like a hurricane."
    • It's impossible to listen to the title track of Back in Black without feeling like a badass. Riffs don't get more Epic than that.
  • "Thunderstruck" from their 1990 Career Resurrection The Razor's Edge. You already hear the "na NA na NA, NA na NAAAH nah" in your head now, don't you?
  • If "You Shook Me..." is a classic getting-laid anthem, the title track from Highway To Hell is the de facto hedonism anthem, with one of the band's most recognizable riffs. Also serves as something of an epitaph for the all-too-short life of Bon Scott.
    • "If You Want Blood (You Got It)"... not the live album, the song from Highway To Hell. An awesome, chunky Epic Riff and lyrics that add up to one big Badass Boast make for one of the best AC/DC album tracks ever.
  • "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" (from the album of the same name) already has some awesome Added Alliterative Appeal, but the song itself gets the blood pumping quick and it's got Bon Scott's dirty skirt-chasing fingerprints all over it.
  • "Jailbreak." Drunk Canadians probably remember this song, its three-chord monster riff, and Bon Scott's Badass tale of a prison break, for being featured in the cult movie FUBAR.
  • The aforementioned "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock n' Roll)" (from 1976's High Voltage) is a bit overshadowed by the other songs here, but it's a minimalist guitar boogie that serves as the AC/DC mission statement.
    • Also from High Voltage, live favorite "The Jack" is the perfect way to illustrate how effective AC/DC are when they slow the tempo down; in this case, it's sleazy Blues Rock with Double Entendres galore. (In live performances they have new lyrics that don't even bother with the entendres!)
  • Black Ice gives us "Rock n' Roll Train" which wound up becoming another comeback. The band play around with the time signature a bit and never once lose the meat n' potatoes style they always had. Also provided an awesome concert intro for the Black Ice tour, when they burst onto the stage with a life-size train.