Back in Black

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Cover for the album "Back in Black" by AC/DC

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.[1] One song from the album, "You shook me all night long", ranked number thirty-four on the Billboard charts.[2] 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.[2]

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  1. Clinton Walker, Highway to Hell: The Life and Death of AC/DC Legend Bon Scott (Portland, OR: Verse Chorus Press, 2007), p. 281
  2. 2.0 2.1 100 Greatest Albums, ed. Jacob Hoye (New York:Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2004), p. 183