Nervous Shakedown

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"Nervous Shakedown"
Single by AC/DC
from the album Flick of the Switch
B-side"Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution" (live)
Format7 inch, 12 inch
GenreHard rock
LabelAtlantic Records
Songwriter(s)Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Brian Johnson
AC/DC singles chronology
"Guns for Hire"
"Nervous Shakedown"
"Flick of the Switch"
Music video
"Nervous Shakedown" on YouTube

"Nervous Shakedown" is the fourth song on the AC/DC album Flick of the Switch, released in 1983. It was written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Brian Johnson. It charted in the UK at No. 35, staying on the charts for five weeks.[1] It also reached No. 20 in Ireland.[2]

"Nervous Shakedown" was released as a maxi-single or EP in 1984. The songs included on this release are: A1. "Nervous Shakedown"; A2. "Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution" (live Detroit '83); B1. "Sin City" (live Detroit '83); B2. "This House Is on Fire" (live Detroit '83).

Two videos were made for the track. The first video was filmed on the same set and in the same format as the videos for "Flick of the Switch" and "Guns For Hire". However, another version was filmed which features the group on stage at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI, during a before-show rehearsal.



  1. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Nervous Shakedown". The Official Charts Company. 19 December 2013.
  2. ^ "AC/DC at". Irish Charts. Retrieved 18 December 2013.