AC/DC’s “Back In Black” Music Video Surpasses 1 Billion YouTube Views
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AC/DC’s iconic rock anthem “Back in Black” music video has surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube.
The official music video of “Back in Black” was first uploaded to YouTube in November 2012 and has been remastered to 4K quality. This marks the second time the legendary band has achieved the milestone following their 1 billion views hit with “Thunderstruck” in 2021 which has since added roughly 400 million more views for a total of 1.39 billion.
“Back in Black” features guitarist Angus Young, rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, bassist Cliff Williams, drummer Phil Rudd, and singer Brian Johnson. The song was released in 1980 as the title track to one of the biggest-selling rock albums of all time which sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide.
The song is a tribute to the band’s former singer Bon Scott, who passed away in February 1980 at the age of 33. The track has been featured in several films and TV series including Iron Man, Megamind, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Family Guy and Supernatural.
In a 2021 interview with Rolling Stone, Angus Young said about the release of the Back in Black LP:
“With Brian [replacing Bon] in the band, we were going into the unknown, so we didn’t know how it was going to be received… The people who were doing our management at the time told us, ‘You might sell a couple of million or something if you’re really prominent.’ And they were shocked that it had sold so much.”
After their seven-year hiatus, AC/DC returned to the stage at the Power Trip festival in Indio, California, back in October and they are recently teasing to play more shows this year.