“You Shook Me All Night Long”- AC/DC

Not gonna lie, I grew up listening to classic music.  A few of my friends did.  However, a good majority of my friends did not.  I actually prefer the older music.  Don’t get me wrong, I like some of the artists and music of today.  The music of today get old though and you have a plethora of cookie-cutter pop acts.  They all pretty much sound the same.  Who reading here remembers when it was hard to actually make it in the music industry?  Me!  I do!  I remember a time before that annoying auto-tune thing came out.  Seriously that is ridiculous and stupid.  It makes everyone sound pretty much the same.  Thankfully, there is still that good music that was recorded a couple decades ago and before.  The artists back then all sounded different and you could pretty much tell who it was even if you had never heard the song before.  One band that stands out to me is AC/DC and here is one of my favorite songs by them.

This song was from the album Back in Black and was released in 1980.  It came out only eight years before I was born.  That is a bit hard for me to believe.  This song is quite possibly one of the most widely recognized song by AC/DC.  The album it comes from is one of the most successful rock albums of all times having reached the achievement of being considered “diamond certified” by the RIAA.  For those of you who haven’t heard of that rating, it requires it to have sold 10+ million albums.  Currently it is at 22,000,000+ copies sold! What makes the song “You Shook Me All Night Long”  so popular is that it is easy to understand and sing along to.  AC/DC is considered by many to be a hard rock band.  What makes them stand out from the rest of the artist in the classic hard rock genre is Angus Young’s voice.  Holy calamari!  That guy can really hit those high notes!  He also sounds completely different than pretty much any other artist out there.  Seriously!  I’ve never heard anything like him.

AC/DC is not everyone’s cup of tea in terms of music.  I have heard a great number of people from church refer to it as “devil music” and tell me that it is evil.  Well, my argument for that is, just listen to the music of today.  There are not very many swear words in AC/DC’s music.  Back then it was not considered to be an acceptable thing to do even in the genre that they fall in.  I mean their third album Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap has some of the most controversial lyrics from their day.  While the songs are not wholly bad in terms profanities, they are filled with double entendres.  Compared to some music to today, AC/DC is so tame that it makes me laugh.  My nieces that are in grade school listen to AC/DC.  They sing along with it.  I play it in my car quite a bit.  That and my other classic rock music cds.  So, call it what you will, but it is not the worst music out there.  

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