For Those About To Rock Songs Ranked

For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) (referred to as For Those About to Rock on its cover) is the eighth studio album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It was the band’s seventh internationally released studio album and the eighth to be released in Australia. It was released on 23 November 1981. Released in 1981, the album is a follow-up to their highly successful album Back in Black. For Those About to Rock has sold over four million copies in the US. It would be AC/DC’s first and only No. 1 album in the U.S. until the release of Black Ice in October 2008. In their original 1981 review, Rolling Stone magazine declared it to be their best album. In Australia, the album peaked at No. 3 on the Kent Music Report Albums Chart. The album, recorded in Paris, was the third and final AC/DC collaboration with producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange. The album was re-released in 2003 as part of the AC/DC Remasters series. Here are all of For Those About To Rock songs ranked.

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10. Snowballed

“Great riff and solo. A nice fast paced song. I think it’s about being wrongfully accused of something or an outcast in a town. this is just my interpretation. “Women, drink, and money are gonna make you pay” pretty much sums up what this track is all about.”

9. Breaking The Rules

“Another head-banger that brings out AC/DC’s oft-overlooked rebellious side. It’s about exactly what the title says: breaking the rules. I Love the riff. It’s about a hoodlum who rebels against his parents etc.”

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8. Night Of The Long Knives

“Surprisingly pop rock-ish. Sings mostly about betrayals, such as Judas and the actual “Night of the Long Knives” associated with […]. Also concerns confusion over who’s on whose side.”

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7. C.O.D

“A little ditty that goes through all the possible meanings for the acronym “C.O.D”: Call of a dog, cream of a dream, call of a doctor, cash on demand, care of the Devil, and crime of the day. Great song with a nice riff. Love the lyric “cry of a bitch!” The song seems to be interpreted different ways: it’s either about the government taking more than it should or a woman giving a man a disease. Either way, it works. I prefer the government way though.”

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6. Put The Finger On You

” Ah, you just have got to love AC/DC’s sexually explicit lyrics! Only a band as amazing as them could pull such a song off. A really great song by them, with a really nice solo. Love the chorus. This song is about a man pleasuring a woman with his finger. “

5. Inject The Venom

“My favorite song from this album, love the chorus! It’s about the death penalty (lethal injections). Here, Johnson voices his personal opinion on the death penalty.”

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4. Spellbound

“A neglected gem. This song is about being in a car crash, although the lyrics can be quite confusing and hard to determine if there is any second meaning behind Brian’s words. Could it be about falling in love and then having your heart broken badly, as if in a car wreck?”

3. Evil Walks

“A widely overlooked masterpiece. This song compares a cold, green-eyed, black-blooded woman to a black widow who has good men tied to her bed and drowning in her ocean.”

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2. Let’s Get It Up

“Love this song. This was also a single that was released from this album. Love the chorus and riff and solo. It’s another sex song, but this is mainly about …..well….getting it up.”

1. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)

A head-banging song about honoring rock ‘n’ rollers. Really catches you off guard in the third chorus with the thunder of cannons. We all know this one, it’s great, love the cannons in this song. They really do add to the song.”