T.N.T. (song)

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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)
GenreHard rock
AC/DC singles chronology
"It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)"

"T.N.T." is a song released in 1975 by Australian 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.19 on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart.[1] The song's title is a reference to the explosive chemical TNT.

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.

In January 2018, as part of Triple M's "Ozzest 100", the 'most Australian' songs of all time, "T.N.T." was ranked number 81.[2]


Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Position
Portugal (AFP)[3] 1132



Anthrax version[edit]

Song by Anthrax
from the EP Anthems
Released19 March 2013
GenreHeavy metal

The Anthrax cover of this song was released on their 2013 covers EP Anthems. They debuted the song live 21 February 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.[5][6]

In popular culture[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. ^ "Here Are The Songs That Made Triple M's 'Ozzest 100'". Musicfeeds. 27 January 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Top AFP - Audiogest - Top 3000 Singles + EPs Digitais" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  4. ^ Saulnier, Jason (30 September 2011). "Mark Evans Interview". Music Legends. Archived from the original on 7 November 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Anthrax Covers AC/DC's 'T.N.T.'". Ultimateclassicrock.com. 22 February 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Anthrax Cover AC/DC's 'T.N.T.' – Exclusive Song Premiere". Loudwire.com. 22 February 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 Soundtrack Song List - IGN FAQs". Faqs.ign.com. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  8. ^ "Clear Channel Banned Songs". snopes.com. Retrieved 13 August 2012.

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