A recent AC/DC fan campaign to help the band obtain their first-ever No. 1 on the UK singles charts fell short by a few spots, but the rockers were still able to make history!
According to a report for the Official Charts Company, AC/DC’s 1979 classic “Highway to Hell,” which the group and its fans were attempting to hit the top of the charts by Christmas, landed at No. 4, marking the highest ranking in the band’s history.
“AC/DC have scored their first-ever U.K. Top Ten single with 'Highway To Hell',” The Official Charts Company wrote in a statement. “Despite having several Top Ten albums here, including three number ones, the veteran rockers' previous best was No. 12 in 1988 with 'Heatseeker'.”
The campaign, which garnered over 170,000 likes on Facebook, was launched by fans of the band in response to a recent domination of the charts by singles from the UK’s X Factor.
Despite their best efforts, X Factor contestant Sam Baily still hit No. 1 with her rendition of Demi Lovato’s “Skyscraper.”
We appreciate the fans that were looking to put a little Rock and Roll onto the charts this Christmas and congratulate AC/DC on their first Top Ten on the UK charts in 40 years!
To check out AC/DC’s entire list of UK rankings, click here, and head to AC/DC’s official website to keep up with all of the band’s latest news.