The results confirm what most of us already knew. The band's most popular album is 1980's Back In Black, which was the band's first album with new lead singer Brian Johnson. (He replaced "Bon" Scott, who died of alcohol abuse on Feb. 19, 1980.) Back In Black was AC/DC's first album to reach the top 10 on The Billboard 200. It spawned the band's first two top 40 hits on the Hot 100: "You Shook Me All Night Long" and "Back In Black." The album was voted into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year, a rarity for a hard rock album.
Back In Black sold 15K digital copies this week. Six songs from the album made one or both of the aforementioned digital charts: "Back In Black" (68K), "You Shook Me All Night Long" (64K), "Hells Bells" (39K), "Shoot To Thrill" (28K), "Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution" (9K) and "Have A Drink On Me" (8K).
Still, many fans favor the band's early work, when Scott was still out front. Eleven of the 22 songs that made one or both of the digital charts this week feature Scott. (The other 11 feature Johnson.)
Here's the other Scott material that was most downloaded this week. From the 1975-1976 sessions that became the album '74 Jailbreak: "Jailbreak" (7K). From 1976's Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap: "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" (37K), "Big Balls" (12K) and "Ride On" (5K). From 1976's High Voltage: "T.N.T." (40K) and "It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll)" (26K). From 1977's Let There Be Rock: "Whole Lotta Rosie" (10K) and "Let There Be Rock" (1977).
("Moneytalks" reached #23 on the Hot 100 in February 1991, making it the band's highest-charting hit to date. Brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, who co-founded the band, wrote the song.)
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