AC/DC’s “Back In Black” Music Video Surpasses 1 Billion YouTube Views

In a monumental achievement in rock music history, AC/DC‘s timeless anthem “Back in Black” has soared past a staggering 1 billion views on YouTube, cementing its status as a global phenomenon.

Originally uploaded to YouTube in November 2012, the official music video for “Back in Black” has undergone a stunning remastering process, now presented in glorious 4K quality. This milestone marks the band’s second foray into the billion-view realm, following the monumental success of “Thunderstruck” in 2021, which has since amassed an additional 400 million views, totaling a staggering 1.39 billion.

Anchored by the electrifying performances of guitarist Angus Young, rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, bassist Cliff Williams, drummer Phil Rudd, and singer Brian Johnson, “Back in Black” was unleashed upon the world in 1980 as the title track of one of rock’s most monumental albums, selling a jaw-dropping 50 million copies worldwide.

Beyond its chart-topping success, “Back in Black” carries a profound emotional resonance, serving as a poignant tribute to the band’s former frontman Bon Scott, who tragically passed away at the tender age of 33 in February 1980. The song’s enduring legacy has seen it prominently featured in numerous films and TV series, from blockbuster hits like Iron Man and Spider-Man: Far From Home to beloved favorites like Family Guy and Supernatural.

Reflecting on the monumental release of the Back in Black LP, Angus Young shared insights in a candid 2021 interview with Rolling Stone, recounting the uncertainty surrounding the band’s future following Scott’s untimely demise. Yet, against all odds, the album’s unprecedented success defied expectations, exceeding even the wildest projections of their management.

Amidst whispers of their triumphant return, AC/DC broke their seven-year hiatus with a thunderous performance at the Power Trip festival in Indio, California, last October, sending shockwaves through the rock community. With tantalizing teases of forthcoming shows, the anticipation for what lies ahead in the AC/DC saga reaches a fever pitch, promising yet another electrifying chapter in their storied career.

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