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AC/DC emerges on Bilboard charts after fans make a campaign to honor Malcolm Young

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AC/DC emerges on Bilboard charts after fans make a campaign to honor Malcolm Young

According to Billboard, 6 songs from AC/DC are now on the Hot Rock Songs after the death of Malcolm Young the band’s co-founder and longtime rhythm guitarist.


“Thunderstruck” is at No. 6, with 6,000 downloads sold (up 73 percent) and 4.1 million U.S. streams (up 33 percent) in the week ending November 23, according to Nielsen Music; “Back in Black” is at No. 11 with 3,000 downloads sold and 3.1 million U.S. streams; “You Shook Me All Night Long” is at No. 15 with 3,000 sold and 2.5 million streams; “Highway To Hell” is at No. 18 with 3,000 sold and 2.5 million streams; “T.N.T.” is at No. 23 with 2,000 sold and 1.6 million streams; and “Hells Bells” is No. 24 with 2,000 sold and 1.5 million streams.

Malcolm Young and Angus Young

Meanwhile, AC/DC’s “Back In Black” sold 7,000 equivalent album units in the week ending November 23. Of that total, 3,000 are from pure album sales, an increase of 127 percent.

20 essential AC/DC songs to honor Malcolm Young’s memory

The campaign

An initiative began to mobilize headbangers to put AC/DC’s “For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)” first in the UK charts on Christmas week.

The action aims to honor AC/DC’s guitarist Malcolm Young who passed away last Saturday and the fans are encouraged to download or stream the song during the week of December 15-21.

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