AC/DC Music Video ‘Back In Black’ Surpasses One Billion Views On YouTube

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Classic AC/DC hit Back In Black, has surpassed one billion views on YouTube.

Back In Black is the second AC/DC song to reach this significant milestone, with Thunderstruck surpassing one billion views on the site in 2021.

In July 1980, AC/DC released their album Back In Black, their first album without their then lead singer Bon Scott, who tragically passed away a few months earlier.

This album saw AC/DC turn to Geordie singer Brian Johnson as their new vocalist, with the album also including single You Shook Me All Night Long, which peaked at number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In October 1980, Back In Black went platinum. By the time December 2007 came around, the album was certified 22 times, with the Record Industry Association of America naming it as the fourth biggest seller of all time.

It was also certified by the RIAA for US shipments of 25 million copies in December 2019.

Check out the video for the title track below.

AC/DC Pay Tribute To First Drummer Colin Burgess 

Back in December, AC/DC paid tribute to their first drummer Colin Burgess, who passed away aged 77.

Joining the band in 1973, Burgess was part of an AC/DC line up, which included brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, along with frontman Dave Evans.

However, Burgess was fired from the band a year after joining them, following allegations that he was drunk on stage.

Burgess had always pleaded his innocence, claiming that his drink had been spiked. He was ultimately replaced by Phil Rudd.

AC/DC paid tribute to Burgess via their X account.

“Very sad to hear of the passing of Colin Burgess”, the band wrote. “He was our first drummer and a very respected musician. Happy memories, rock in peace Colin”.