Shoot to Thrill

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For the P. J. Tracy novel, see Shoot to Thrill (novel).
"Shoot to Thrill"
Song by AC/DC from the album Back in Black
Released 25 July 1980
Recorded 1980
Genre Hard rock
Length 5:17
Label Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson
Producer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Back in Black track listing
"Hells Bells"
"Shoot to Thrill"
"What Do You Do for Money Honey"
"Shoot to Thrill (live)"
Single by AC/DC
B-side "War Machine" (live)
Released 16 April 2011
Format 7 inch
Recorded December 2009 in Buenos Aires
Genre Hard rock
Length 5:47
Label Columbia Records
Producer(s) AC/DC
AC/DC singles chronology
"Money Made"
"Shoot to Thrill (live)"
"Play Ball"

"Shoot to Thrill" is a song by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It is the second track on the 1980 album Back in Black. This song is also the second track of AC/DC Live and AC/DC Live: 2 CD Collector's Edition, and is included on the Iron Man 2 soundtrack.[1]

Music video[edit]

On 26 January 2010, a new music video for "Shoot to Thrill" was released with exclusive footage from the film Iron Man 2. The live concert footage used in the video was filmed in December 2009 at a concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the Estadio Monumental, from which the Live at River Plate DVD was filmed.[1]

Live recordings[edit]

Several different live recordings of "Shoot to Thrill" have been released officially. One version, recorded from the Razors Edge World Tour, was released on the 1992 Live album. Another version, recorded from the 1991 Donington show, was released on the deluxe edition of the 2009 box set Backtracks. Another performance, recorded at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires in December 2009, was released as a limited edition 7" single (backed with a live performance of "War Machine" from the aforementioned show) for Record Store Day 2011, promoting the live DVD Live at River Plate, which was released in May 2011.




Chart (1981) Peak
US Billboard Top Tracks[2] 60
Chart (2012) Peak
US Billboard Hot Digital Songs[2] 75

Uses in media[edit]

This song has been used in several film and television programs including: