AC/DC Songs List for a Party Playlist at Weddings

Updated November 27, 2023 | Written by Matthew Campbell

AC/DC is an Australian (Sydney) rock band that includes heavy metal and blues-infused. The founding members of the band consist of brothers Malcolm and Angus Young.

After the recording of the album Highway to Hell, Bon Scott died. The lead singer role Scott was replaced by Brian Johnson.

AC/DC Top 10 Songs

The band had multiple drummers including Phil Rudd, Simon Wright, and Chris Slade. AC/DC is in the top five highest-selling bands of all time. In 2003, AC/DC was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

So what AC/DC song will be number 1? Well, let’s get started!

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#1 Back In Black
Released in 1981 on the album Back in Black

Did you know this song is a tribute to their former band member Bon Scott? The song is considered one of the greatest rock songs of all time and rose to number thirty-seven on the Billboard Hot 100.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Forget the hearse ’cause I never die
I got nine lives
Cat’s eyes
Abusin’ every one of them and running wild
‘Cause I’m back

#2 You Shook Me All Night Long
Released in 1980 on the album Back in Black

The story of the song is about a night with a beautiful woman. The song peaked at number thirty-five on the Billboard Hot 100.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Now I’m back in the ring to take another swing
That the walls were shaking, the Earth was quaking
My mind was aching and we were making it
And you shook me all night long

#3 Highway to Hell
Released in 1979 on the album Highway to Hell

The backstory of the song comes from the demands of a touring band on the road. The song reached number forty-seven on the Billboard Hot 100.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Goin’ down
Party time
My friends are gonna be there too, yeah
I’m on the highway to hell


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#4 Thunderstruck
Released in 1990 on the album The Razors Edge

The song went Platinum in the United States and is a staple entrance song for events.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Sound of the drums
Beating in my heart
The thunder of guns
Tore me apart
You’ve been

#5 T.N.T.
Released in 1976 on the album High Voltage

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

‘Cause I’m T.N.T., I’m dynamite
T.N.T., and I’ll win the fight
T.N.T., I’m a power load
T.N.T., watch me explode


#6 Hells Bells
Released in 1980 on the album Back in Black

Did you know the song was the entrance music for future Hall of Fame closer pitcher Trevor Hoffman for the San Diego Padres?

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You got me ringing, Hell’s bells
My temperature’s high, Hell’s bells
You get the flame

#7 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Released in 1976 on the album Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

The story of the song invites people experiencing problems to either call or visit at home. Then he will personally do things to resolve those problems.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Pick up the phone
I’m here alone
Or make a social call
Come right in
Forget about him
We’ll have ourselves a ball

#8 For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)
Released in 1982 on the album For Those About to Rock, We Salute You

The story of the song is based on an ancient salute used by Roman prisoners to be executed in the Colosseum. Did you know that the symbolistic cannons on the album came from Princess Diana’s royal wedding playing on the TV in the background the band liked it as part of the song and it snowballed from there.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Like a bolt right out of the blue
The sky’s alight with the guitar fight
Heads will roll and rock tonight

#9 Shoot to Thrill
Released in 1980 on the album Back in Black

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’m like evil, I get under your skin
Just like a bomb that’s ready to blow
‘Cause I’m illegal, I got everything
That all you women might need to know

#10 Who Made Who
Released in 1986 on the album Who Made Who

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Who picked up the bill, and who made who?
Who made who
Who turned the screw?


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Released in 1990 on the album The Razors Edge

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

The claim is on you
The sights are on me
So what do you do
That’s guaranteed
Hey little girl, you broke the laws
You hustle, you deal, you steal from us all

Shot in the Dark
Released in 2020 on the album Power Up

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

AC/DC Highest-Charting Singles – Mainstream Rock

  • #1 Big Gun, 1993
  • #1 Hard as a Rock, 1995
  • #1 Stiff Upper Lip, 2000
  • #1 Rock ‘n’ Roll Train, 2008
  • #1 Shot in the Dark, 2020
  • #3 Moneytalks, 1990
  • #4 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, 1980
  • #4 For Those About to Rock, 1982
  • #5 Thunderstruck, 1990
  • #5 Play Ball, 2014
  • #6 Dirty Eyes. 1997
  • #7 Satellite Blues. 2000
  • #8 Rock or Bust, 2014
  • #9 Let’s Get It Up, 1982
  • #9 Cover You in Oil, 1996

Do you have a favorite AC/DC song? Please share your song below in the comments!

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    1. Hi Deborah. Thanks for the suggestion. Yes, it is a great song and we added it as an honorable mention fan favorite.

  1. It’s a decent attempt at a virtualy, impossible task: the definitive, AC/DC top ten; as ALL “lists” are personal & subjective.

    Studio wise, you missed:

    Live Wire
    Up to my neck in you
    Kicked in the teeth
    Playing with girls
    Send for the man
    just to list a few that they rarely, if ever, play live.


    Guns for Hire
    Sin City
    Riff Raff
    Let there be rock
    Bad boy boogie

    As I wrote earlier, it’s subjective, and I’m a bit of a fan…. I’m an old-school fan, that has seen them live in 29 countries, yes, 29; And, fortunately/unfortunately, their last 2 shows at MSG & in Philly. Anyway, thanks for your work…cheers.

    1. Thank for the feedback and list A. Yes, our lists are all subjective and yes, super fans will definitely have your own lists of favorite songs.

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