THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
170-AC/DC-Highway to Hell.
1979-Number 56 single.The song also reached Number 4 in 2013.
Best Bit-At 0.52.It’s a lot easier travelling down the Highway to Hell than it is climbing the Stairway to Heaven.
In 2013 in an effort to stop those pesky people from the X-Factor from getting yet another Xmas Number 1 this song was chosen as an alternative and a country wide promotion was set into action with the song reaching Number 4 on downloads.Up until then AC/DC(see also best songs 797 and 245) had achieved 21 top 40 singles,without ever reaching the top 10,their previous best had been ‘Heatseeker’ which made Number 12 in 1988.
Highway to Hell was the nickname for the Canning Highway in Australia.It runs from where lead singer Bon Scott lived in Fremantle and ends at a pub called The Raffles,which was a big Rock ‘N’ Roll drinking venue.As Canning Highway gets close to the pub it dips into a steep decline.Many people were killed by driving fast over the intersection at the top of the hill and that is why it is called highway to hell.
‘No stop signs,speed limit,nobody’s gonna slow me down.’
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