Guns for Hire
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|"Guns for Hire"|
|Single by AC/DC|
|from the album Flick of the Switch|
|Format||45 rpm single|
|Songwriter(s)||Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson|
|AC/DC singles chronology|
"Guns for Hire" is a song by Australian hard rock band AC/DC, from their album Flick of the Switch, released on 15 August 1983. Written by band members, Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Brian Johnson, it was also released in August as a single with "Landslide" as the B-side. It charted at No. 37 on the UK Singles Chart, and No. 84 on the United States Billboard Hot 100. It also reached No. 19 in Ireland.
The track served as the opening song during the band's performances during the ensuing tour in support of Flick of the Switch, but has never been performed on any other AC/DC tours since. A promotional video was produced for the song, which featured drummer Simon Wright rather than Phil Rudd. Rudd had left the band during the recording of Flick of the Switch and was replaced by Wright before the start of the tour.
- Brian Johnson – vocals
- Angus Young – lead guitar
- Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar
- Cliff Williams – bass guitar
- Phil Rudd – drums