Big Jack (song)

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"Big Jack"
Single by AC/DC
from the album Black Ice
Released 18 December 2008[1]
Format Digital download, CD
Recorded March–April 2008
Genre Hard rock
Length 3:57
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Angus Young, Malcolm Young
Producer(s) Brendan O'Brien
AC/DC singles chronology
"Rock 'N Roll Train"
"Big Jack"
"Anything Goes"

"Big Jack" is a song by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It is the second single and the third track on the band's album, Black Ice.[2] This song was number 53 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2008.[3] The song was also featured in an episode of CSI: Miami entitled "Divorce Party". It is rumored the song was inspired by a man Angus hung out with in Memphis while on the Stiff Upper Lip tour.

It is also one of the songs from the album "Black Ice" that was played on the Black Ice World Tour that commenced in October 2008 and ended in June 2010.[4]

Digital amplification methods[edit]

Malcolm Young has stated that he recorded his guitar part in the song (and the following track on the album, "Anything Goes") using Amplitube amp modeling software.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  • Promo CD: [1]
  1. "Big Jack" – 3:57


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
Canadian Hot 100 [6] 83


  1. ^ a b "Big Jack" Issued As Single In US & Europe
  2. ^ "AC/DC Home | The Official AC/DC Site". 2000-02-28. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  3. ^ "The 100 Best Songs of 2008". Rolling Stone (December 25, 2008). Retrieved 2008-12-25
  4. ^ AC/DC Unveil The Black Ice tour Setlist
  5. ^ "AmpliTube 3". 2001-12-31. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  6. ^ "AC/DC - Big Jack - Music Charts". Retrieved 2012-01-16.