Back in Black

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Back in Black
A black cover with "ACϟDC / BACK IN BLACK" in grey
Studio album by
Released25 July 1980 (1980-07-25)
RecordedApril – May 1980
StudioCompass Point (Nassau)
ProducerRobert John "Mutt" Lange
AC/DC chronology
Highway to Hell
Back in Black
For Those About to Rock We Salute You
Singles from Back in Black
  1. "You Shook Me All Night Long"
    Released: 15 August 1980 [1]
  2. "Hells Bells"
    Released: 31 October 1980 (EU)
  3. "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution"
    Released: November 1980 (UK)
  4. "Back in Black"
    Released: December 1980 (US)

Back in Black is a 1980 album by the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It was the first album made without former band member Bon Scott. Back in Black was intended as a tribute to his death.[2] One song from the album, "You shook me all night long", ranked number thirty-four on the Billboard charts.[3] This was the first time a heavy metal song appeared in the Top 40. Even today, record producers rank 'Back in Black' as the standard for how a hard rock song should sound.[3]

Track listing[change | change source]

  1. "Hells Bells" 5:10
  2. "Shoot to Thrill" 5:17
  3. "What Do You Do for Money Honey" 3:33
  4. "Given the Dog a Bone" 3:30
  5. "Let Me Put My Love into You" 4:16
  6. "Back in Black" 4:15
  7. "You Shook Me All Night Long" 3:30
  8. "Have a Drink on Me" 3:57
  9. "Shake a Leg" 4:06
  10. "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution" 4:15

References[change | change source]

  1. "AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 19 August 2022.
  2. Clinton Walker, Highway to Hell: The Life and Death of AC/DC Legend Bon Scott (Portland, OR: Verse Chorus Press, 2007), p. 281
  3. 3.0 3.1 100 Greatest Albums, ed. Jacob Hoye (New York:Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2004), p. 183