Back in Black by AC/DC (Atlantic, July 1980)
AC/DC exploded into the music industry in the 70s, bringing back to music a scene of fun and excitement. Their songs are full of black humor and raw sex, a formula they’ve used to keep them legends for over 25 years. Their album Back in Black marked their return after the death of lead singer Bon Scott and was the debut of singer Brian Johnson. Despite being their seventh Australian (where they hail from) and sixth internationally released studio album, it is arguably their most popular and best selling album to date.
Produced by Robert “Mutt” Lange, the album singles were You Shook Me All Night Long, Hells Bells, Back in Black and Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution.
In the UK, Back in Black shot to number one, making them the first band since the Beatles to have 4 albums in the British Top 100 simultaneously. In the U.S., You Shook Me All Night Long became the band’s first Top 40 hit, with the album peaking at #4.