“It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)” - is a song by the Australian hard rock band AC / DC. It is the first track on T.N.T. and the international version of the album High Voltage. Recorded and released in December 1975. The song was written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Bon Scott. On the T.N.T. the song features a combination of bagpipes with electric guitar, drums and bass, and in the middle of the song there is a duet of bagpipes and electric guitar. Performed in B flat major. A slightly shorter version of the song in the international edition of the High Voltage album, released in May 1976. The same version was re-recorded on CD in 2003. Other CDs released include the full song. Also "It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" was included on the CD version of the Volts and Bonfire compilations (released in 1997). The song was a hallmark of Bon Scott, who also played side drum with the Coastal Scottish Pipe Band WA in the 1960s. Former AC / DC vocalist Brian Johnson did not perform this song out of respect for his predecessor.
File size: 12.1 MB
Song length: 5:15 min