Rock Classics: AC/DC “Highway to Hell”

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‘Highway to Hell’ is from the Australian Hard Rock band AC/DC’s fifth internationally released album, and was released July 27 1979 and was the last album featuring lead singer Bon Scott, who died the following year when he suffocated on his own vomit, being extremely drunk and passing out, on Tuesday, February 19 1980.

The song was written by the bands ‘legendary’ lead guitarist Angus Young together with Malcolm Young and Bon Scott.

The band was conquering the United States at that time with their hard rock tunes and controversial lyrics, but in spite of growing parental concerns, the song became a big hit in the US, opening up for AC/DC’s iconic hard style.

Enjoy this Live Concert of AC/DC “Highway to Hell” from River Plate in 2009

You can read more about ‘Highway to Hell’ HERE:

And here on their website: acdc.com

AC/DC has several ‘Big Hitters’ among others are:

Back in Black, Back in Black – 1980
Thunderstruck, The Razor’s Edge – 1990
You Shook me all night long, Back in Black – 1980
Whole Lotta Rosie, If You Want Blood, 1978
Problem Child, Dirty Deeds done dirt cheap – 1976
For those about to rock, For those about to rock (We Salut You) – 1981
Let There Be Rock, Let There Be Rock – 1977
Dirty Deeds done dirt cheap, Dirty Deeds done dirt cheap – 1976

Lyrics to “Highway To Hell”

Livin’ easy
Lovin’ free
Season ticket on a one way ride
Askin’ nothin’
Leave me be
Takin’ everythin’ in my stride
Don’t need reason
Don’t need rhyme
Ain’t nothin’ that I’d rather do
Goin’ down
Party time
My friends are gonna be there too

I’m on the highway to hell
On the highway to hell
Highway to hell
I’m on the highway to hell

No stop signs
Speed limit
Nobody’s gonna slow me down
Like a wheel
Gonna spin it
Nobody’s gonna mess me around
Hey, Satan
Payin’ my dues
Playin’ in a rockin’ band
Hey, mamma
Look at me
I’m on the way to the promised land

I’m on the highway to hell
Highway to hell
I’m on the highway to hell
Highway to hell

Don’t stop me

I’m on the highway to hell
On the highway to hell
I’m on the highway to hell
On the highway to hell

(highway to hell) I’m on the highway to hell
(highway to hell) highway to hell
(highway to hell) highway to hell
(highway to hell)

And I’m goin’ down
All the way
I’m on the highway to hell

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