5 Greatest Bon Scott-Era Songs
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Bon Scott’s light was snuffed too soon. But even while he died young, he still left a rich legacy in music. Even after his death, he became a household name. Let’s explore some of the greatest AC/DC songs during Scott’s era.
5. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
The title track of AC/DC third studio album, it was written by Scott, Angus Young and Malcolm Young. The song is known for capturing the band’s heavy and mean sound. There’s also a scream at the end.
4. Whole Lotta Rosie
One of their controversial songs, it’s about an overweight Tasmanian woman named Rosie. Scott apparently had a one-night stand with her at the Freeway Gardens Motel in North Melbourne. This probably wouldn’t see the light today especially since the woman’s substantial physical measurements were revealed in the first verse. Nevertheless, it went on to become one of AC/DC’s most popular songs.
This pretty much described Scott as AC/DC’s frontman and resident madman. He was always explosive on stage. He took their songs to the next level. And anyone who saw him in concert did not leave disappointed. Scott knew how to captivate the crowd, and they always went wild when he sang this.
2. Highway To Hell
It was an instant classic especially with Angus Young’s distinctive riff. Written about the hellish conditions during tours, it became one of the greatest classic rock songs of all time.
“It was written about being on the bus on the road where it takes forever to get from Melbourne or Sydney to Perth across the Nullarbor Plain,” Brian Johnson explained in a 2009 interview. “When the Sun’s setting in the west and you’re driving across it, it is like a fire ball. There is nothing to do, except have a quick one off the wrist or a game of cards, so that’s where Bon came up with the lyrics.”
1. Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock n’ Roll)
AC/DC’s autobiographical song was also co-written by Scott. This described their struggles to make it big in the music industry. It became an anthem.