«Highway to Hell» is a song released as the lead single by Australian rock band AC / DC from the 1979 album of the same name. The composition is also featured on the AC / DC Live album (1992). By 1979, AC / DC had already released several studio albums and undertook frequent and grueling tours in support of them. The reason for the name of the song (and the whole album after it) was an interview in which a journalist asked the group about their touring life. Guitarist Angus Young described it as “highway to hell”. On the cover of the album A. Young is depicted with the horns and tail of the devil, which, together with the title, gave rise to rumors about the group's satanic inclinations. The group denied these rumors. The song was co-written by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young and vocalist Bon Scott. Malcolm Young came up with a basic guitar riff that has become one of the most recognizable in rock music.
File size:11.9 MB
Song length:5:12 min