All songs in AC/DC's 'Back in Black' album WORST to BEST

August 7, 2021

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Also, this is just my opinion. Don't go hating on me just for my opinion on this album.

Here we go:

  1. 'Givin the Dog a Bone'

    I genuinely love the Back in Black album, but this one? It's just too repetitive, but I can tolerate the song alright. This song's problem? Not just it's repetitive as hell, but the lyrics are wacky. The first verse goes like this: "She take you down easy, Going down to her knees, Going down to the devil, Down down to ninety degrees, Oh, she's blowing me crazy, She blowing me crazy, 'Til my ammunition is dry". Then the song goes "She's using her head again" a few times then switches to saying the title something like 10 times, and that happens a few more times. If Back in Black had 10 kids, 'Givin the Dog a Bone' would be the kid who everyone thinks is weird.

  2. 'Have a Drink On Me'

    Honestly, I don't like this song either. It's too close to 'Highway to Hell' and 'Highway to Hell' is my favorite song by AC/DC. Hell (no pun intended), 'Have a Drink On Me' is practically 'Highway to Hell', just with different lyrics and a different singger. RIP Bon. From the vocal style to the riffing between the lines in the chorus, to the intro and throughout the song.

  3. 'What Do You Do for Money Honey'

    This one's alright I guess. I don't have much to say except this one's also a little lyrically hit in the head. I'm not gonna copy the link but I'll put it here --> The lyrics. This song's also got some good guitar work here and there, and I can hear the bass too. Hearing the bass in an AC/DC song is a blessing, like a 20% chance. Cliff Williams is a legend. Other than that, the song just talks about a gold digger.

  4. 'Shoot to Thrill'

    I understand a lot of people seem to enjoy this song, but I feel like this one is no match for the six songs up ahead. I have no hate at all toward this song, I think it's something to headbang to. Malcolm and Angus yet again made a nice riff, the guitar solo isn't bad, the lyrics are cool I guess, even if it talks about guns.

  5. 'Shake a Leg'

    I'm getting to the point where I'm saying more positive stuff about the music, and I think 'Shake a Leg' is a good song. I understand it's sort of repetitive, but it's repetitive to the point that the song is fun, like the vocal style throughout the song, Malcalm and Angus' guitar shredding, the intro is great, the guitar in the chorus, and pretty much everything in between.

  6. 'You Shook Me All Night Long'

    One of the songs with more clout, and I enjoy this one as much as the next guy. The guitar riff is awesome, as it almost sounds calming. Pretty good lyric-wise: "She was a fast machine she kept her motor clean, She was the best damn woman that I ever seen, She had the sightless eyes telling me no lies, Knocking me out with those American thighs, Taking more than her share, Had me fighting for air, She told me to come but I was already there, Cause the walls start shaking, The earth was quaking, My mind was aching, And we were making it, And you shook me all night long, Yeah you shook me all night long".

  7. 'Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution'

    As you can tell, this song is one of my favorites from the album, from the opening riff to the chorus: "Rock 'n' roll ain't noise pollution, Rock 'n' roll ain't gonna die, Rock 'n' roll ain't noise pollution, Rock 'n' roll it will survive, Yes it will" and this song wouldn't be the amazing song it is without Brian Johnson's little speech in the beginning: "Hey there all you middle men Throw away your fancy clothes And while you're out sittin' on a fence So get off your arse and come down here Cause rock 'n' roll ain't no riddle man To me it makes good good sense Good sense yeah let's go"

  8. 'Back in Black'

    Being the title track, this song is the most popular of the entire album by all the fans. I enjoy it. The neighbors enjoy it. Everyone enjoys Back in Black. This song has a nice opening riff, smooth lyrics, and everything else you would want from a Rock and Roll classic. As much as I don't want to offend anyone, I have to say that this song got so popular, that's it's borderline overrated.

  9. 'Let Me Put My Love Into You'

    My second favorite from this album. This one has a smooth riff that is actually the only one from this album I can play on the guitar myself. Brian's got perfect pitch on vocals once again, while Cliff and Malcolm do a good job backing him. This song just makes me wish I could play guitar as great as Malcolm and Angus do it.

  10. 'Hells Bells'

    My favorite song from the album. Everything about this song is great. I like the opening bell chime, the riff is top-notch, the guitar solo is amazing. The opening two lines, "I'm rolling thunder pouring rain, I'm coming on like a hurricane" are my favorite lines from the entire album. Malcolm and Angus made another masterpiece. RIP Malcolm.

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