Are You Ready (AC/DC song)

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"Are You Ready"
Ac dc are you ready.jpg
Single by AC/DC
from the album The Razors Edge
B-side "Got You by the Balls"
Released 28 March 1991
Format CD
Recorded 1990
Genre Hard rock
Length 4:10
Label ATCO
Songwriter(s) Angus Young, Malcolm Young
Producer(s) Bruce Fairbairn
AC/DC singles chronology
"Are You Ready"
"Highway to Hell (live)"
Music video
"Are You Ready" on YouTube

"Are You Ready" is a song by Australian rock band AC/DC. It is featured on the band's 1990 hit album The Razors Edge. A live version of the song recorded on the tour of the same name appeared on one of AC/DC's two live albums of 1992, Live: 2 CD Collector's Edition.

The music video to this song, directed by David Mallet,[1] shows prisoners attending an AC/DC mini-concert at their prison. One prisoner is being dressed up to get ready for the band to play the song. Guards shave his head nearly bald, leaving hairs that make up AC/DC's logo, the one similar to the cover of the band's music video tape, Clipped.

The song rose to number 16 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.[2]

The song was featured in the 2001 movie Rock Star.

The prison venue in the video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is nearly identical to the stage that the band appears on in the music video for "Are You Ready".

The song was played on the Big Ten Network for college basketball games in 2007 and 2008.

German football club 1.FSV Mainz 05 plays the song during half time.

In 2018, Coca-Cola used the song for 2018 FIFA World Cup commercial


Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[3] 27



  1. ^ – AC/DC – "Are you ready?"
  2. ^ "Awards by The Razor's Edge". allmusic. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
  3. ^ "End of Year Charts 1991". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 3 December 2017.