Highway to Hell: AC/DC

Australian singles chart:
Highway to Hell entered the Kent Music Report on 3 September 1979 and peaked at #24.

The song is on Highway to Hell which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 15 October 1979 and peaked at #13.

Bon Scott, Angus Young, Malcolm Young

Mutt Lange

Record label of Australian release:
Albert Productions

Highway to Hell was the nickname for the Canning Highway in Australia. It runs from where lead singer Bon Scott lived in Fremantle and ends at a pub/bar called The Raffles, which was a big rock ‘n roll drinking hole in the ’70s. As Canning Highway gets close to the pub, it dips down into a steep decline: “No stop signs… speed limits… nobody gonna slow me down.”
So many people where killed by driving fast over that intersection at the top of the hill on the way for a good night out, that it was called the ‘highway to hell’, so when Bon was saying “I’m on the highway to hell” it meant that he was doing the nightly or weekly pilgrimage down Canning Highway to The Raffles bar to rock and drink with his mates: “Ain’t nothing I would rather do. Going down, party time, my friends are gonna be there too.”
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