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Album cover parody of Back in Black by AC/DC
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Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

AC/DC Bon Scott, AD/DC

Quotes:

I just go where the guitar takes me.
- Angus Young
Submitted by: recklesdisaster
From what I still can gather Bon had fallen asleep in the car and had, more or less, asphixiated and it's called 'death by misadventure.'
- Angus Young - on Bon Scott's death
Submitted by: Celeste
There are additional music quotes available.

Jokes:

Q: What does AC/DC REALLY stand for? A: ACcepted/DeClined!
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Q: why did the electrcity go out in Australia? A: because ac/dc was on a powerrage
Submitted by: sheri
There are additional music jokes available.

Band Name Origins:

  • This is the real story. AC/DC was on the back of Angus and Malcolm's sister's sewing machine not a vacuum cleaner. Submitted by: Celeste
  • Angus Young (lead guitar) pretty much always wears a school uniform which his mother sews. The name AC/DC was on the bottom of the sewing machine, and most other electrical appliances. Submitted by: ED

Stupid Band Names:

  • I guess they swing both ways? Submitted by: Tom

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Jolt of Volt. Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Known informally as: Anti-Christ/Devil's Child. Submitted by: Hot Ray Chelle

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Rock N' Roll Train"Runaway train (running right off the tracks) - Stone Cold Crazio

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Ack-DickFor those who pronounce AC and DC as indiv. wordsEvan Shortoria
Acey Deusythey'd play this game while onboard a jetNameless?
AD/BCThey've set the history of rock back to Rome!Alan the Ottoman

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"It's A Long Way To The Shop If You Want A Bacon Ro""It's A Long Way To The Top If You Want To Rock N R"JMasta
"G.M.C.""T.N.T."ThatAwesomeGuy
"Thirty Trees Done For Sheep""Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"ThatAwesomeGuy
"Hummerstruck""Thunderstruck"ThatAwesomeGuy
"Mother's Truck""Thunderstruck"Kaylie L

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be,"Hell is a very bad place to be!Isac
"Hell's Bells,"As far as I know, there are none.Susanna Viljanen
"Thunderstruck,"Thunder doens't strike, lightning strikes.JeReMy
"You Shook Me All Night Long,"You must be really dizzyRicky
"Highway to Hell,"I can't seem to find it on the mapRicky

There are additional literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Out for Blood," Pantera"If You Want Blood (You've Got It)," AC/DC
"Highway Song," System Of A Down"Highway To Hell," AC/DC
"Mount Everest," Teenage Fanclub"It's A Long Way To The Top," AC/DC
"Stop," Jane's Addiction"Can't Stop," ACDC
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Soul Tripper" originally "Soul Stripper"
Peter
"Shake Our Foundations" originally "Shake Your Foundations"
Fred
"Sow Business" originally "Show Business"
Josh
"Love Bob" originally "Love Bomb"
Hmmm... Insert your own joke here.
Josh
"Love At Fist Feel" originally "Love At First Feel"
Karen Smith

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"It's A Long Way To The Stop" originally "It's A Long Way To The Top"
Candy Welty
"Highway To Shell" originally "Highway To Hell"
As in a Shell gas station
Richard
"Stiff Upper Flip" originally "Stiff Upper Lip"
Richard
"Stiff Supper Lip" originally "Stiff Upper Lip"
Sutch
"Stiff Upper Lisp" originally "Stiff Upper Lip"
Sutch

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Sour Stripper" originally "Soul Stripper"
Peter
"Soup Stripper" originally "Soul Stripper"
Peter
"Foul Stripper" originally "Soul Stripper"
Peter
"You Shoot Me All Night Long" originally "You Shook Me All Night Long"
That's not very nice, though.
Pat Mahiney
"Big Walls" originally "Big Balls"
Frank

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

July 28
a parody of "Highway To Hell" by AC/DC
Done under my pseudonym Nib Oswald with my friend Nick Foran on guitar and vocals.
YouTube: (YouTube)
Aug 19
a parody of "T.N.T." by AC/DC
Written by Matthias, recorded by Below Average Dave this is one of Matty's most heavy hit songs among his collection of nearly 500 written works.
soundclick.com: (mp3)
June 23
a parody of "TNT" by AC-DC
Here's another recording of my parodies. We've all seen those movies at the store, the ones we never saw an ad for, the ones that look pretty bad ...
SoundClick: (MP3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"There's Gonna Be Some Rocking""You Better Get Viagra"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd
"Hells Bells""Hells Bells (Eastern Lightning version)"Hu's On First
"There's Gonna Be Some Rocking""There's Gonna Be Some Cherry (in The Pie Tonight)"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd
"There's Gonna Be Some Rocking""There Oughta Be Some Meat In"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd
"There's Gonna Be Some Rocking""I'm Gonna Need More Caffeine"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd
"Highway to Hell""Migraine from Hell"Lionel Mertens
"It's a Long Way to the Top""It's a Long Way to the Shop (If You Want a Sausage Roll)"Jimp
"Highway To Hell""Highway To Hell (2013)"Immoral Liberal
"Back In Black""Back On Smack"Pillicothe Guy
"TNT""Oin and Gloin"2nz

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Black IceLeeds City Councilpickle
Big BallsKatamari DamacyVic George
Big BallsWipeoutJeReMy
Highway to HellHell's KitchenIcknabob
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt CheapDirty Jobs (TV Show)brainstem
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Night ProwlerInsomniac Cliniccarly_carlz
Highway to HellCalifornia Highway Patrolweathergirl123
BallbreakerMale Reproductive Surgeonweathergirl123
Shoot To ThrillGun Control OrganizationTodd W. Zimmerman
Dog Eat DogHumane Society America Animal Foundationjdizzy
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
All Nightmare Long
   Metallica
You Shook Me All Night Long
   AC/DC
You Shook Me All Nightmare Long
Jack
Love On The Rocks
   Sara Bareilles
Whiskey On The Rocks
   AC/DC
Love Whiskey On The Rocks
Josh
Loves Me Like A Rock
   Paul Simon
Hard As A Rock
   AC/DC
Loves Me Hard As A Rock
Josh
Gives You Hell
   All American Rejects
Big Balls
   AC/DC
Gives You Big Balls
John
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Tenacious DC
Tenacious D combined with ACDC
Submitted By: GlamRockNinjaLord
All Time AC
All Time Low combined with AC/DC
...which is an anagram of Metallica :)
Submitted By: Jonathan S.
Washington, DC
Grover Washington Jr. combined with AC/DC
Submitted By: Joe
ABC/DC
ABC combined with AC/DC
They wear gold lame schoolboy outfits on stage.
Submitted By: neptunevsmars

There are additional AC/DC Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Thunderstruck"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was copped in the little rental shack
Original Lyrics:
I was caught in the middle of a railroad track.
"Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dirty deeds and the thunder chick
Original Lyrics:
Dirty deeds and they're done dirt cheap.
"Thunderstruck"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was caught in the middle of a retinal attack
Original Lyrics:
I was caught in the middle of a railroad track.
"Highway To Hell"
Misheard Lyrics:
It ain't easy, living free She's a n*gger on a one way ride
Original Lyrics:
Living easy, living free
Season ticket on a one-way ride.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Let There Be Rock"
Misheard Lyrics:
The white man had the smarts; the black man had the blues
Original Lyrics:
The white man had the schmaltz; the black man had the blues

Story about this misheard lyric by: St Thomas

I thought AC/DC was racist.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Moneytalks"
Better Lyrics:
Paisan, paisan,

Listen to your Mommy

Paisan, paisan,

Listen when your Mommy talks
Original Lyrics:
Come on! Come on!

Love me for the money

Come on! Come on!

Listen to the money talk
Submitted by: Jonathan S.
"TNT"
Better Lyrics:
First you're a Dammit,
and then you're a baa,
Sort of looks like you
don't know who you are.
Original Lyrics:
So lock up your daughter,
lock up your wife,
Lock up the back door
and run for your life.
Submitted by: Dylan Baranski
"You Shook Me All Night Long"
Better Lyrics:
You, you kicked my dog.
Original Lyrics:
You shook me all night long.
Submitted by: Anonymous Bob
There are additional parody fragments available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Big Balls"
The Funny Lyrics:
Some balls are held for charity
And some for fancy dress
But when they're held for pleasure
They're the ones that I like best
Why They're Funny:
This has to be one of the funniest songs I've ever heard. I haven't heard it in probably 20 years but I'll never forget the lyrics!
Submitted by: Newt Gingpoor
"Big Balls"
The Funny Lyrics:
I'm ever upper class high society
God's gift to ballroom notoriety
I always fill my ballroom
The event is never small
The social pages say I've got
The biggest balls of all
Why They're Funny:
It goes on for about five minutes like this. The best part is, you could argue that it's a totally innocent song.
Submitted by: Emily Hemmings

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Hard As A Rock"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Hard as a rock
Hard as a rock
Hard as a rock
It's as hard as a rock
Why They're Repetitive:
The title keeps getting repeated. Anyway, do you have to keep telling her that? Since this is AC/DC theres no need to say just what "it" is, is there?
Submitted by: Ballbreaker in Babylon
"Cover You In Oil"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Wanna cover you in oil
Why They're Repetitive:
As though the idea of a fifty-year-old eunuch covering me in oil was bad enough, it's the sole line in the chorus! Over and over and over and over and over...
Submitted by: Adore
There are additional repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"You Shook Me All Night Long"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
She told me to come, but I was already there.
Why They're Nonsensical:
This lady must've been pretty stupid to not notice that the guy was already present.
Submitted by: Rachel
"You Shook Me All Night Long"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
She had the sightless eyes
Telling me no lies
Why They're Nonsensical:
What is this meant to be? I mean is his girlfriend blind or what? It just sounds stupid!
Submitted by: Rachel

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Who Made Who"
The Dated Lyrics:
The databank knows my number...
Running out of chips, you got no line in an 8-bit town
Why They're Dated:
What was commonly refered as a databank in the 80s is called a database now. And in 2006, 'you got no line in 64-bit town.'
Submitted by: Allen
 

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Let's Get It Up"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Let's get it up. Right now!
Why They're Dirty:
Let's get that rocket vertically up and ERECT on that mobile rocket launching platform! You can figure what COMES next.
Submitted by: Love Missile F1-11, Shoot It Up
"Let Me Put My Love Into You"
The Dirty Lyrics:
I've got reputations blown to pieces with my artillery
Why They're Dirty:
an artillery from down under
Submitted by: Rod
There are additional dirty lyrics available.

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

"Ay-see Dee-sy
Not "Ack Dick" as a friend of mine called it.
Submitted by: Fred

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Little Lover"
The Lyrics:
Saw you in the front row
Moving to the beat
Just movin' and groovin'
Killed me when I saw
The wet patch on your seat
Was it Coca Cola?
Product Brand Name:
Coke
Submitted by: munkeyman
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Back In Black"
Opening Lines:
Back in black I hit the sack I've been too long I'm glad to be back
Comments:
If you don't know by the opening lines what this song is about, then obviously the opening drumbeat will let you know.
Submitted by: Peter
 

Boasting in Song Lyrics:

"Bad Boy Boogie"
The Boasting Lyrics:
I had more dirty women than most men ever had.
Comments:
Well that sounds like boasting, don't you think?
Submitted by: wadded beef
"T.N.T."
The Boasting Lyrics:
'Cos I'm TNT, I'm dynamite
TNT, and I'll win the fight
TNT, I'm a power load
TNT, watch me explode!
Comments:
I'm convinced!
Submitted by: FussBudget

Song Title Space Change:

"Rock 'N' Roll Dam Nation" originally "Rock 'N' Roll Damnation"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Soul's Tripper" originally "Soul Stripper"
Ha, ha! I tripped your soul!
Submitted by: Josh
"Rid Eon" originally "Ride On"
Submitted by: Josh
"Thunder's Truck" originally "Thunderstruck"
How can thunder own a truck?
Submitted by: H. Tim Smith

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Rock n' Roll Singer"
The Lyrics:
Gonna be a rock n' roll singer. Gonna be a rock n' roll star. Yes I are!
Why:
It should be "yes I am" but they had to make it rhyme.
Submitted by: wadded beef
"Let There Be Rock"
The Lyrics:
Let there be drums, and there was drums.
Why:
"Drums" is a plural. "Was" is for singular nouns. Therefore, "was" should be "were".
Submitted by: Just A Person

Band Name Anagrams:

A CCD Submitted by: Calop
This name doesn't give you much to work with.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Move Blob" originally "Love Bomb"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Bomb Vole" originally "Love Bomb"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Arsehole Tit Wool" originally "Whole Lotta Rosie"
Submitted by: James d
"Lack Back Bin" originally "Back In Black"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Ban Back Lick" originally "Back In Black"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Bedlum in Belgium"
The Lyrics:
It was bedlam in Belgium
Bedlam in Belgium
Came for a good time
Left on the run.
Why:
Belgium is a country...
Submitted by: Carolyn
 

Songs That Are Banned:

"Let Me Put Love Into You"
This song and the group's name made it half way to the top of the PMRC's notorious Filthy Fifteen list because it alledgedly had sexual content in it. The PMRC also assumed that the initials AC/DC stood for Anti-Christ/Devil's Children.

All I have to say to that is "WHAT?"?
Submitted by: Celeste
"Shot Down In Flames"
banned from Clear Channel Radio after 9/11
Submitted by: weirdkid106
"Highway to Hell"
This was banned by Clear Channel after 9/11
Submitted by: brainstem

Song Title Acrostics:

GAB: "Gimme A Bullet"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
BIB: "Back In Black"
Submitted by: Travis
BIB: "Back In Black"
Submitted by: Rocky Balboa Constrictor
BIB: "Back In Black"
Submitted by: Hardrock

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Rock 'N' Troll Rain" originally "Rock N' Roll Train"
Submitted by: Alan Toyce
"Eyed Ron" originally "Ride On"
Bon's checking out guys?!
Submitted by: Josh
"Runny Whole" originally "Honey Roll"
Ewww!
Submitted by: Josh
"Tie Hay, Woo Hell" originally "Highway To Hell"
Submitted by: Janice Ferrell
"High Hay To Well" originally "Highway To Hell"
Submitted by: Janice Ferrell

There are additional Song Title Spoonerisms available.

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Highway To Hell"
The Lyrics:
I'm on the highway to hell
Why:
This guy thinks that there's a party down there, but Satan's party is a party you don't want to be invited to!
Submitted by: Paul Warren
 

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Daisy/Easy originally "AC/DC"
Submitted by: Not This One, Jacques

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Appearance in a Walmart commercial"
Around Black Friday, "Back in Black" appeared in commercials for Walmart.
Submitted by: JeReMy
"Phone Number Lawsuit"
36-24-36 is a woman's measurements. Some couple sued the band claiming that this number is their phone number. The lawsuit was filed when the AC/DC album "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" was released in the U.S.A. in 1981. The bogus lawsuit was thrown out. A real situation occured the following year when Tommy Tutone scored a big hit with "867-5309 Jenny".
Submitted by: I Do Dirty Deeds
"A song that can be used about a hit TV show"
The chorus of the song "Big Balls" can be used for a compilation of falls off the Big Balls on the hit ABC show, "Wipeout".
Submitted by: JeReMy
"School Uniform"
Agnes Young wore a School Uniform every time AC/DC would tour.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

An Electric Company
AC/DC = Alternating Current/Direct Current.
Submitted by: Dylan Baranski

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Problem Child"
1990 film with John Ritter & Amy Yasbeck
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"Hells Bells"
The Lyrics:
I'm rolling thunder, pouring rain
I'm coming down like a hurricane
Why:
Rolling Thunder is a 1977 cult classic with William Devane and Tommy Lee Jones.
Submitted by: Sutch
 

Bad Ringtone Choices:

"Hells Bells"
The Lyrics:
You're only young but you're gonna die.
Why:
In a hospital with terminally ill children, bad idea.
Submitted by: Thaddeus Gammelthorpe
There are additional Bad Ringtone Choices available.

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