Hail Caesar (song)

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"Hail Caesar"
Single by AC/DC
from the album Ballbreaker
B-side "Whiskey on the Rocks"
"Whole Lotta Rosie" (Live)
Released 19 February 1996 (1996-02-19)
Format CD
Recorded 1995
Genre Hard rock
Length 5:14
Label Elektra
Songwriter(s) Angus Young, Malcolm Young
Producer(s) Rick Rubin
AC/DC singles chronology
"Hard as a Rock"
"Hail Caesar"
"Cover You in Oil"
"Hard as a Rock"
"Hail Caesar"
"Cover You in Oil"
Ballbreaker track listing
"Burnin' Alive"
"Hail Caesar"
"Love Bomb"
Music video
"Hail Caesar" on YouTube

"Hail Caesar" is a song by the Australian rock band AC/DC, which was written by members and brothers, Angus and Malcolm Young.[1] It is from their 1995 album Ballbreaker and was issued on 19 February 1996 as a single. The lyrics, "All Hail Caesar", are a reference to the salute given to Roman general Julius Caesar. An edited version of the song at 4:30 appeared only on promo releases of the single. Commercial single releases and the Ballbreaker album contain the full version at 5:14. The single reached the top 100 ARIA Singles Chart.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song depicts the band playing on a large, step-pyramid-like structure, with a crowd below marching to the song. Throughout the video, various movies and clips are displayed with Angus Young superimposed on them. This video was released on the DVD Family Jewels Disc 3 as part of the 2009 box set Backtracks.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Angus and Malcolm Young,[1] unless otherwise indicated.

No. Title Length
1. "Hail Caesar" 5:14
2. "Whiskey on the Rocks" 4:35
3. "Whole Lotta Rosie (Live)" (A Young, M Young, Bon Scott) 4:44



Chart (1996) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[2] 92
UK (Official Charts Company)[3] 56


  1. ^ a b "'Hail Caesar' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 14 August 2014.  Note: User may have to click 'Search again' and provide details at 'Enter a title:' e.g Hail Caesar; or at 'Performer:' ACDC
  2. ^ a b "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 17 Mar 1996". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 31 July 2017.  N.B. The HP column displays the highest peak reached.
  3. ^ "Official Charts > AC/DC". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 

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