Imagine for the moment that the AC/DC classic Back in Black was recorded by Fall Out Boy or some other early 2000s emo band. Musician Todd Barriage transformed the rock anthem into a totally different song with that super-emo style. He definitely nailed the sound, but we kind of think this belongs on There I Ruined It.
If AC/DC came from China instead of Australia and Scotland, their music might sound something like this guzheng cover by musician Moyun. If it sounds somewhat familiar, it’s because her arrangement of Thunderstruck was inspired by Luca Stricagnoli’s version of the song.
The last time we checked in with German oompah band The Heimatdamisch, they were playing G N’ R’s Sweet Child ‘O Mine. This time, they turned the AC/DC track Highway to Hell into a festive polka, but not before trying to convince us that it was a regular rock cover.
What happens when you take N.E.R.D.’s banger Lapdance and combine it with AC/DC’s Back in Black? Musical genius, that’s what. DJ Cummerbund works his magic on these two very different songs and added a dash of Big & Rich for flavor. It’s so good that the track scored a spot on the Deadpool 3 soundtrack.
Brass player and arranger Seb Skelly and drummer Alex Shad performed this gleeful cover version of AC/DC’s hit track You Shook Me All Night Long. The combination of brass quintet and drums kind of reminds us of a marching band, minus the football field and the funny looking hats.
During their appearance at VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World, Foo Fighters performed a version of the rock classic Back in Black. To help celebrate their first concert in front of an audience in over a year, they invited AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson to perform lead vocals. (Thanks Harriet!)
I’ve got the power to hypnotize… Make a play, mesmerize. AC/DC reminds us that old guys can rock too with this single from their 17th studio album Power Up. Vocalist Brian Johnson can still scream with the best of them, and guitarist Angus Young’s schoolboy moves as solid as ever. Turn the volume up to 11 and bang your head!
Machine learning tech is getting pretty good at things like object recognition, but can it write a decent song? Funk Turkey fed artificial intelligence software a bunch of AC/DC lyrics and asked it to create a new track. This is what it came up with. We’re pretty sure this AI is actually a 10-year-old boy.
Over the course of a year, Matt MacMillan captured sounds his baby son Ryan made, not just so he’d have the memories, but so he could catalog the samples by pitch, and turn them into a cover version of AC/DC’s Thunderstruck, thus immortalizing his tot in the Internet’s meme hall of fame.
Musician Peter Bence captured a live-looped sample of his performance of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, then used its energetic rhythm to segue into a version of AC/DC’s Thunderstruck, which features a similarly intense pace. The two compliment each other so well, you’d think they were one song.
The idea of an AC/DC tune being played on flute seems like an unnatural fit, but in the able hands and lips of musician Miquelmar, it works perfectly – with the help of a loop box to amp up his rhythm section. His Bohemian Rhapsody cover is worth a listen too.