Let's Get It Up

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"Let's Get It Up"
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"
"Let's Get It Up"
"For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)"
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]


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
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


  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.