Let's Get It Up

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"Let's Get It Up"
Letsgetitup.jpg
Single sleeve as issued in the UK
Single by AC/DC
from the album For Those About to Rock We Salute You
B-side "Snowballed" (US),
"Back in Black" (Live) (UK)
Released December 1981 (1981-12) (US), January 1982 (1982-01) (UK)
Format 7 inch, 12 inch
Recorded 1981
Genre Hard rock, blues rock
Length 3:54
Label Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Young, Young & Johnson
Producer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange
AC/DC singles chronology
"Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution"
(1981)
"Let's Get It Up"
(1981)
"For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)"
(1982)
US cover
Original US cover.

"Let's Get It Up" is a song by Australian hard rock band AC/DC, first released on their 1981 album For Those About to Rock We Salute You, and later as its first single.[1]

Singer Brian Johnson summarised the track to Kerrang!'s Sylvie Simmons as "Filth, pure filth. We're a filthy band."[2]

Live versions of "Back in Black" and "T.N.T.", released as B-sides on the UK's version of the single, were both recorded in Landover, Maryland, in December 1981. "T.N.T." only appeared on the 12-inch edition.[3]

Reception[edit]

When reviewing the song in the context of For Those About to Rock, Kurt Loder wrote: "It may seem difficult to take a droolflecked runt dressed in schoolboy shorts seriously as a guitarist, but if you listen closely to Angus Young's serpentine solo in 'Let's Get It Up', you'll hear his unabashed blues roots shining through."[4]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
German Singles Chart [5] 33

Single track listing[edit]

  1. "Let's Get It Up" – 3:56
  2. "Back in Black" (Recorded live Dec 1981) – 4:01
  3. "T.N.T." (Recorded live Dec 1981) – 3:55

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stenning, Paul (2005). Two Sides to Every Glory. Chrome Dreams. p. 295. ISBN 1-84240-308-7. 
  2. ^ Dome, Malcolm (1995). The World's Most Electrifying Rock 'n' Roll Band!. Virgin Books. p. 155. ISBN 0-86369-908-1. 
  3. ^ "AC/DC Let's Get It Up Dutch 12" vinyl single (12 inch record / Maxi-single) (264584)". Eil.com. 2002-03-14. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  4. ^ "Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  5. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres". Musicline.de. Retrieved 2016-07-27.