AC/DC Songs Skyrocket On Billboard Charts Following Malcolm Young's Death

By Sam Valorose

November 30, 2017

AC/DC's songs have surged on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart following the death of co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young on November 18th. 

1990's "Thunderstruck" sits at Number 6 with 6,000 downloads sold (up 73%) and 4.1 million U.S. streams (up 33 %) in the week ending Nov. 23, according to Nielsen Music.

Here are the other AC/DC's songs on Hot Rock Songs this week:

"Back in Black," No. 11 (3,000 downloads sold; 3.1 million U.S. streams)

"You Shook Me All Night Long," No. 15 (3,000 sold; 2.5 million streams)

"Highway to Hell," No. 18 (3,000 sold; 2.5 million streams)

"T.N.T.," No. 23 (2,000 sold; 1.6 million streams)

"Hells Bells," No. 24 (2,000 sold; 1.5 million streams)

AC/DC's "Back In Black" sold 7,000 equivalent album units in the week ending November 23. 3,000 are from pure album sales, an increase of 127%.

Malcolm Young passed away at the age of 64 after suffering from dementia and failing health for years. His bandmates gathered for a church memorial service in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday, November 28th. 

Photo Credit: Getty

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