Top 10 AC/DC albums ranked

Top 10 AC/DC albums ranked

Ok so starting off this is just my personal preferences, I’m sure you’ll have a different Top 10.

10. Stiff Upper Lip (2000)

I keep a stiff upper lip
And I shoot from the hip
I keep a stiff upper lip
And I shoot, and I shoot
Shoot from the hip
Yeah, I shoot from the hip

The album peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Charts.

Favourites include Safe in New York City and the title track.

9. Power Up (2020)

You got a long night coming
And a long night pumping
You got the right position
The heat of transmission

A shot in the dark
Make you feel alright
A shot in the dark
All through the whole night

The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. It became the band’s third album to reach number one on the chart, following For Those About to Rock We Salute You (1981) and Black Ice (2008).

Favourites include Shot in the Dark and Demon Fire.

8. Black Ice (2008)

One hot angel
One cool devil
Your mind on the fantasy
Livin on the ecstasy
Give it all, give it

Give it what you got
Come on give it all a lot
Pick it up and move it
Give it to the spot
Your mind on a fantasy

Black Ice peaked at number one in 29 countries, including Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States. It was the second best-selling record of 2008, and has shipped 6 million copies worldwide.

Favourites include War Machine and Rock ‘n’ Roll Train.

7. The Razors Edge (1990)

Rode down the highway
Broke the limit, we hit the town
Went through to Texas, yeah, Texas, and we had some fun
We met some girls
Some dancers who gave a good time
Broke all the rules
Played all the fools
Yeah, yeah, they, they, they blew our minds
And I was shaking at the knees
Could I come again, please?

The album reached number 2 on the US Billboard 200 and number 4 in the UK, a smash commercial success that returned the band to the popularity of its glory years of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Favourites include Thunderstruck and Moneytalks.

6. For Those About to Rock (1981)

Stand up and be counted
For what you are about to receive
We are the dealers
We’ll give you everything you need

Hail hail to the good times
‘Cause rock has got the right of way
We ain’t no legend, ain’t no cause
We’re just livin’ for today

For those about to rock, we salute you
For those about to rock, we salute you

The album has sold over four million copies in the US. It would be AC/DC’s first and only No. 1 album in the U.S. until the release of Black Ice in October 2008.

Favourites include For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) and Let’s Get It Up.

5. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976)

I’m hot
And when I’m not
I’m cold as ice
Get out of my way
Just step aside
Or pay the price
What I want I take
What I don’t I break
And I don’t want you
With a flick of my knife
I can change your life
There’s nothing you can do

I’m a problem child
I’m a problem child
I’m a problem child

The has been certified 6x platinum both in Australia and in the US, selling at least six million copies, becoming the third-highest-selling album by AC/DC in the US after Highway to Hell (7x platinum) and Back in Black (25x platinum).

Favourites include Problem Child and Jailbreak.

4. High Voltage (1976)

Ridin’ down the highway
Goin’ to a show
Stop in all the byways
Playin’ rock ‘n’ roll
Gettin’ robbed
Gettin’ stoned
Gettin’ beat up
Gettin’ had
Gettin’ took
I tell you, folks
It’s harder than it looks

It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock ‘n’ roll
It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock ‘n’ roll

The album has proven popular, selling three million units in the US alone.

Favourites include T.N.T. and It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll).

3. Let There Be Rock (1977)

Wanna tell you story
About woman I know
When it comes to lovin’
She steals the show
She ain’t exactly pretty
Ain’t exactly small
Fourt’two thirt’ninefiftysix
You could say she’s got it all

The album has sold over 2 million copies. In 2001, Q magazine named Let There Be Rock as one of the 50 Heaviest Albums of All Time.

Favourites include Whole Lotta Rosie and the title track.

2. Back in Black (1980)

Back in black
I hit the sack
I’ve been too long, I’m glad to be back
Yes, I’m let loose
From the noose
That’s kept me hanging about

I’ve been looking at the sky
‘Cause it’s gettin’ me high
Forget the hearse ’cause I never die
I got nine lives
Cat’s eyes
Abusin’ every one of them and running wild

It has sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide, and is the second best-selling album in music history.

The Daily Telegraph ranked it as one of the 20 greatest heavy metal albums of all time.

Favourites include Shoot to Thrill and the title track.

1. Highway to Hell (1979)

Somewhere a clock strikes midnight
And there’s a full moon in the sky
You hear a dog bark in the distance
You hear someone’s baby cry
A rat runs down the alley
And a chill runs down your spine
And someone walks across your grave
And you wish the sun would shine
‘Cause no one’s going to warn you
And no one’s going to yell, “Attack!”
And you don’t feel the steel
Till it’s hanging out your back

I’m your night prowler, asleep in the day
Night prowler, get out of my way
Yeah, I’m the night prowler, watch out tonight
Yes, I’m the night prowler, when you turn out the light

The album became AC/DC’s first LP to break the US Top 100, eventually reaching number 17.

It is the second highest selling AC/DC album (behind Back in Black) and is generally considered one of the greatest hard rock albums ever made.

Favourites include Night Prowler and the title track.


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