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by Justin Farrar

April 23, 2014

Awesome AC/DC Cover Songs

by Justin Farrar  |  April 23, 2014

Like double-chocolate layer cake and tropical sunsets, AC/DC are one of those rare things in this all too troubled life that manage to unite people across all cultures, backgrounds and proclivities. This was proven just last week when, after rumors of the band's demise tore through the mediasphere, the entire world collectively and utterly FREAKED OUT. Though those rumors turned out to be untrue, we sadly learned that guitarist Malcolm Young, suffering from an undisclosed illness, is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the band he founded back in 1973. So yeah, these are distressing times for AC/DC's global legion of diehard fanatics.

To help all of us cope, we here at Rhapsody have put together a collection of our favorite AC/DC cover songs. From Shakira's seductive rendition of "Back in Black" to Big & Rich transforming "You Shook Me All Night Long" into perfectly country-fried rock to Godflesh's industrialized "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)," our playlist testifies to the universal appeal of the band's brilliantly simple yet profoundly infectious brand of chugging hard rock. After all, outside maybe The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, what other rock group can boast this level of diversity when it comes to artists covering their songs? Get better, Malcolm. The world is rooting for you!

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