Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Top 10 List: AC/DC Songs

AC/DC is one of those bands that if you like one song by them, you'll probably like all songs by them. From their first album High Voltage (1975) to their latest one, Black Ice (2008), when an AC/DC song comes on, you can tell it's them.

Carlos and I have been trying to keep up with the summer movie releases. Two of the movies we've seen have featured AC/DC songs:
The Avengers - Iron Man's "theme song" is Shoot To Thrill
Battleship - Thunderstruck

Since I love making lists, I thought I'd tackle my Top Ten Favorite AC/DC Songs of All Time. Unlike my entry on Badfinger, however, I'm not going to chart this band's history as I count down.

I will give you a bit of my history with the band.

My first memory of AC/DC is seeing their concert film Let There Be Rock around September 1980 at Lakeside I in Metairie (Louisiana) with my friend Lloyd. We were both 13 so we had my mom drop us off and pick us up. I remember that I was nervous because we were meeting Lloyd's older cousin and her friend. They must have been 14 or 15. I tried to act cool the whole time.

 I have seen AC/DC live once: in the mid 1990's - though I'd love to see them live again. Their encore of For Those About To Rock (We SaluteYou) with the fireworks is incredible.

 AC/DC has never been one of my All-Time favorite bands, but their best songs definitely endure in my mind.

Now the list. Top Ten Favorite AC/DC Songs of All Time

#10 -
Highway to Hell (title track - 1979)

#9 -
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (title track - 1976)

#8 -
Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution (from Back in Black - 1980)

#7 - 
Have a Drink on Me (from Back in Black - 1980)

#6 -
Heatseeker (from Blow Up Your Video - 1988)

#5 - 
Shoot to Thrill (from Back in Black - 1980)

#4 - 
Let's Get It Up (from For Those About to Rock [We Salute You] - 1981)

#3 -
That's The Way I Wanna Rock N Roll (from Blow Up Your Video - 1988)

#2 - 
Thunderstruck (from The Razors Edge - 1990)

 #1 - 
C.O.D. (from For Those About to Rock [We Salute You] - 1981)

TNT (from High Voltage - 1975)
This one is right outside of my Top Ten. Dedicated to the late Bon Scott. Bits of the song can be now frequently be heard on the cable network Turner Network Television, better known as TNT.

1 comment:

jason said...

Alas that the link to Lakeside Cinemas takes me to a view of the street today...

Gone with the wind....sigh