Back In Black, #3 Triple J Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time

Posted on 11 Jul 2011

I hit the sack, I been too long I'm glad to be back

Back in Black is back. Many may disagree, saying it never went away. Re-confirming that AC/DC’s 7th studio album is one of the greatest albums of all time, listeners from Triple J (Australia’s National Youth Radio Network) voted the album as #3 on the Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time poll.

Top musicians and music industry folk also partook in an industry only album countdown with Back In Black also chosen as #3

After lead singer Bon Scott was found dead from alcohol poisoning in February 1980, AC/DC debated whether they should continue. They introduced a new man Brian Johnson and recorded Back In Black.

Coincidentally, the album position was announced and broadcasted on the Triple J network, July 9th, the same day as Bon Scott’s birthday. This year commemorated Scott’s 65th birthday.

The 1980 album contained some of the band's biggest hits - 'Hells Bells', 'You Shook Me All Night Long', 'Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution', 'Shoot To Thrill' and, of course, the head nodding, instantly memorable, classic rock riff of Back In Black.

The album ‘Highway to Hell’, written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Scott, was the last album to feature Scott as front man of AC/DC, and was 1 of 4 albums from the 70’s,  chosen by close to 47,000 Triple J listeners as #73 on the chart.

Revisit songs from these classic rock albums on Triple J’s Hottest 100 Australian Albums Digital Pop Up Radio Station


  • Hells Bells

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