AC/DC fans want band to get Christmas number one

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 November 2017
AC/DC on stage in 2015


Fans of AC/DC are campaigning to get the band at number one this Christmas following the death of founding member Malcolm Young

A campaign to get AC/DC to Christmas number one has been reignited following the death of founding member Malcolm Young.

The 64-year-old guitar legend tragically passed away earlier this month - following a lengthy time living with dementia - and fans of the iconic metal band have since flooded the owners of the 'AC/DC for Christmas No.1' Facebook page, with requests to reactive the petition to get them at the top of the charts this festive season.

In 2013, 'Highway to Hell' was the track fans wanted to see at number one.

However, it only made it to number four, and was beaten by 'X Factor' winner Sam Bailey and her cover of 'Skyscraper'.

A recent poll carried out by the page, ended up with 92 per cent saying they want to see the rock titans - currently comprised of Angus Young, Chris Slade and Stevie Young - back in the charts.

The post read: "After the sad news of Malcolm's loss today and producer and brother George last month, our inbox has been overwhelmed today with suggestions to bring back the page's main aim ... to put AC/DC at the top of the Christmas chart.

"We did an amazing job in 2013 the band its highest ever UK single chart placing (#4)...but who would be up for having another crack at putting an Acca Dacca classic above an 'X Factor' nobody in tribute to Malcolm, George, and Bon? (sic)"

There was also a separate survey run on Twitter for which song should be the chart-topping contender.

'For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)' was the most popular, receiving 35 per cent of the vote.

'Whole Lotta Rosie was not far behind with 34 per cent, and 'It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)' got 31 per cent.

Fans of the band who want to help out will need to purchase 'For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)' for 99 pence between December 15 to 11.59pm on December 21 or stream it 150 times.

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