- You Shook Me All Night Long
Name = You Shook Me All Night Long
from Album = "
Back in Black"
B-side = "
Have a Drink on Me"
Released = August 1980
Format = CD
Recorded = 1980
Length = 3:32
Label = ATCO Records
Producer = Mutt Lange
Last single = "
Touch Too Much" (1980)
This single = "You Shook Me All Night Long" (1980)
Next single = "Hells Bells" (1980)
Misc = Extra album cover
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Lower caption = 1986 re-release
Type = Single
Name = You Shook Me All Night Long
Back In Black
July 25, 1980
track_no = 7
Recorded = April-May 1980
Length = 3:30
Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson
Label = ATCO
Producer = Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Chart position = #35 US
prev = Back in Black
prev_no = 6
Have a Drink on Me
next_no = 8Infobox Song
Name = You Shook Me All Night Long
Who Made Who
Released = May 1986
track_no = 2
prev = Who Made Who
prev_no = 1
next_no = 3
"You Shook Me All Night Long" is one of
AC/DC's signature songs from their most successful album, " Back in Black". The song also reappeared on their later album " Who Made Who". It is one of the band's top 40 singles, reaching number 35 in the North American pop singles chart in 1980. The single was re-released internationally in 1986 following the release of the album "Who Made Who".
"You Shook Me All Night Long" placed at No. 10 on VH1's list of "The 100 Greatest Songs of the 80s". In the song, the lead singer
Brian Johnsonrelates the story of a night with a beautiful woman.
There are two versions to the music video. The first version, directed by Eric Dionysius and Eric Mistler [ [http://www.mvdbase.com/video.php?id=593 mvdbase.com - AC/DC - "You shook me (all night long) [version 1: 1980" ] ] , is similar to the other "Back in Black" videos ("Back in Black", "Hells Bells", "What Do You Do for Your Money Honey", "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution", and "Let Me Put My Love Into You") and is only available on the special "Back in Black, The Videos" which could be obtained by purchasing a recent "Back in Black" album. In the second version, directed by David Mallet [ [http://www.mvdbase.com/video.php?id=611 mvdbase.com - AC/DC - "You shook me (all night long) [version 2: 1986" ] ] and released six years after the song's original release, Angus and
Malcolm Youngfollow Brian around, with Angus in his signature schoolboy outfit. "You Shook Me All Night Long" was also the second song to be played by AC/DC on Saturday Night Livein 2000, following their performance of " Stiff Upper Lip."
There are at least two live versions of this song that have been officially released. One of them is on the band's album "Live", the other is on the soundtrack to the
Howard Sternmovie " Private Parts."
"You Shook Me All Night Long" is perhaps one of the most controversial film clips AC/DC ever released. The film casts Corinne Russell, a former Hill's Angel and Page 3 Girl, along with other leather clad women with zippers at the groin region of their suits; however, a softer, censored alternative version exists without these shots.
The re-released single in 1986 contains the B-side(s): B1. "She's Got Balls" (Live, Bondi Lifesave '77); B2. "You Shook Me All Night Long" (Live '83 - 12" maxi-single only).
In 2008, the song was acclaimed as the most requested song at wedding receptions [http://www.discjockeys.com/top_200.php] , with
Justin Timberlake's Sexy Backin second, and Love Shackby the B52sin third.
Cover versions and parodies
*2000 - Kid Rock and Phish covered the song in Las Vegas
Hayseed Dixiecovered this song on the " A Hillbilly Tribute to AC/DC" album
*2002 - Céline Dion and
Anastaciacovered this song on " VH1 Divas" Las Vegas concert. Although it wasn't released as a single, some radios started playing the track. It reached #16 on the Hungarian Radio chart, #22 on the Belgium Wallonie Airplay chart, #122 on the Belgium Flanders Airplay chart and #3 on VH1's Least Metal Moments. [http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/the_greatest/86677/episode_featured_copy.jhtml] It was also voted the world's worst cover version, in a poll of music experts in " Total Guitar" magazine. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7468837.stm BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Dion sang 'worst ever cover song' ] ]
Shania Twain(Mutt Lange's wife) also covered the song on her " Up! Close and Personal" concert special DVD.
Tori Amoshas covered the song in live performance.
*The Christian parody band
ApologetiXre-wrote the lyrics to be about Adam and Eve, and re-titled the song "You Booked Me".
Melissa Etheridgecovered this song live.
Big & Richrecorded a neotraditionalist country-sounding cover of the song for their 2007 album " Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace". Their version entered the "Billboard" Hot Country Songschart at #59 as an album cut.
Kelly Clarksoncovered this song twice during her European Hazel Eyes tour 2006, the song was played and known amongst fans as her staple intro before she came on stage during her Breakaway Tour 2004-2005, Hazel Eyes Tour US 2005, Hazel Eyes European Tour 2006 and Addicted Tour US in Summer 2006.
Kenny Chesneysang the song as a duet with Gretchen Wilsonas part of the encore for his Somewhere in the Sun Tour 2005.
Harem Scaremdid a metal cover on their Japanese release of " Overload".
Bonde Do Roledid a mash-upof this song and " Funky Cold Medina" by Tone Loc, along with favela style rap.
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