- Writers: Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Brian Johnson
- Producer: Robert "Mutt" Lange
- Recorded: April-May, 1980 at Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas
- Released: July 21st, 1980
Brian Johnson -- vocals
Angus Young -- lead guitar
Malcolm Young -- rhythm guitar
Cliff Williams -- bass
Phil Rudd -- drums
- Album: Back In Black (Atco, 1980)
- Also On:
Who Made Who (Atlantic, 1986)
Live (single disc) (Atco, 1992)
Live (double disc) (Atco, 1992)
Bonfire (East West, 1997)
- "You Shook Me All Night Long," from the 1980 album Back In Black, was AC/DC's first hit single in the U.S., reaching Number 35 on the Billboard chart.
- This followed the band's American breakthrough with 1979's Highway To Hell album, which reached Number 17.
- The success of that album was marred by the alcohol-induced death of lead singer Bon Scott in London on February 19th, 1980. Scott died after passing out and choking on his own vomit.
- Although the band's future suddenly seemed uncertain, AC/DC hired Brian Johnson a mere two months after Scott's death.
- Not even four months after Johnson stepped in, Back In Black and "You Shook Me All Night Long" were on the charts.
- Although there were misgivings about how well Johnson would be received, Back In Black peaked at Number Four and spent a year on the album chart.
- AC/DC followed the album's success by re-releasing some of their earlier work, including 1975'sDirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, which went on to hit Number Three in the US -- one notch higher than Back In Black.
DID YOU KNOW?
- The lyrics to "You Shook Me All Night Long" inspired the title of modern rock band Veruca Salt's American Thighs album in 1994.
- The group's most recent release is Black Ice, which was released in 2008.
- Drummer Phil Rudd left AC/DC in 1983 but returned to the lineup in 1995.
- The group was inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk in 2000.
- AC/DC was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
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