T.N.T. (song)

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"T.N.T."
TNT single ACDC.jpg
Single by AC/DC
from the album T.N.T.
B-side"I'm a Rocker"
Released1 March 1976 (1976-03-01)
Format7"
Recorded1975
GenreHard rock
Length3:32
LabelAlbert
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
AC/DC singles chronology
"It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)"
(1975)
"T.N.T."
(1976)
"Jailbreak"
(1976)

"T.N.T." is a song released in 1975 by the hard rock band AC/DC, taken from their Australian album T.N.T. and the international version of High Voltage. It was released as a single in 1976 and was written by Bon Scott, Angus Young and Malcolm Young. It peaked at No.11 on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart.[1]

A slightly modified line from the song, "Lock up your daughters", was used as the title of AC/DC's first headlining tour of Great Britain in 1976 after the band's move from Melbourne, Australia, to London, earlier that year. "T.N.T." later appeared on Live and the Live: 2 CD Collector's Edition, with Brian Johnson providing vocals.

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Covers[edit]

Anthrax version[edit]

"T.N.T."
Song by Anthrax
from the EP Anthems
ReleasedMarch 19, 2013
GenreHard rock
Length3:37
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)

The Anthrax cover of this song was released on their 2013 covers EP Anthems. Fittingly they debuted the song live February 21, 2013 at The HiFi in Brisbane, Australia ahead of Soundwave. Later on their tour in the US, Slash and Kirk Hammett (at separate gigs) joined them for this song.[3][4]

In popular culture[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book Ltd. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. Note: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1974 until Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) created their own charts in mid-1988. In 1992, Kent back calculated chart positions for 1970–1974.
  2. ^ Saulnier, Jason (30 September 2011). "Mark Evans Interview". Music Legends. Archived from the original on 7 November 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Anthrax Covers AC/DC's 'T.N.T.'". Ultimateclassicrock.com. 2013-02-22. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  4. ^ "Anthrax Cover AC/DC's 'T.N.T.' – Exclusive Song Premiere". Loudwire.com. 2013-02-22. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  5. ^ "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 Soundtrack Song List - IGN FAQs". Faqs.ign.com. Retrieved 2012-08-13.
  6. ^ "Clear Channel Banned Songs". snopes.com. Retrieved 2012-08-13.

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