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Back in Black
AC/DC
ACDC Live
Live
RaitingFF
Family Friendly
Information
Released 1992
Genre Classic Rock
Language English
Source AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack
Available November 2, 2008
Playable in
Rock Band
Rock Band 2
Rock Band 3
Rock Band Blitz
Lego Rock Band
Difficulty
Band 1FcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Basic Pro
Guitar 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce NoNo Part
Bass 1FcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce NoNo Part
Drums 0UFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce 0UFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Keys 1FcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce 1FcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Vocals 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce
Details
Male singer
Guitar Solo
3-part Harmonies
Big Rock Ending


"Back in Black" is a song by AC/DC, appearing as the first track on side two of their 1980 album, Back in Black. Known for its opening guitar riff, the song was AC/DC's tribute to their former singer Bon Scott. His replacement Brian Johnson recalled to Mojo magazine in 2009 that when the band asked him to write a lyric for this song, “they said, ‘it can’t be morbid-it has to be for Bon and it has to be a celebration.’” He added: “I thought, ‘Well nae pressure there, then‘ (laughs). I just wrote what came into my head, which at the time seemed like mumbo, jumbo. ‘Nine lives. Cats eyes. Abusing every one of them and running wild.’ The boys got it though. They saw Bon’s life in that lyric.” [1]

It peaked in the U.S. at #37 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1981 and was #51 on Billboard's Top Tracks chart, which debuted in March 1981. "Back in Black" received the RIAA's Master Ringtone Sales Award (Gold and Platinum) in 2006 and reached 2x Platinum status in 2007.

The song was ranked #4 by VH1 on their list of the 40 Greatest Metal Songs,[2] and in 2009, it was named the second greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1.[3] It was also ranked #187 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[4]. The same magazine has also ranked "Back in Black" number 29 on "The 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time" [5].

NotesEdit

  1. Back In Black Songfacts
  2. "VH1 40 Greatest Metal Songs", 1-4 May 2006, VH1 Channel, reported by VH1.com; last accessed 10 September 2006.
  3. "spreadit.org music". http://music.spreadit.org/vh1-top-100-hard-rock-songs/. Retrieved February 7, 2009. 
  4. "#187 Back in Black". Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Rolling Stone Magazine. 12-09-04. http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/6596032/back_in_black. Retrieved 23 November 2008. 
  5. http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/20947527/page/14

External linksEdit

  • Lyrics on AC/DC's official website

VideoEdit

Rock Band 2 First Ever Back In Black Expert Full Band 100% FC04:10

Rock Band 2 First Ever Back In Black Expert Full Band 100% FC

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