AC/DC‘s new single, Rock N’ Roll Train, has raised more questions than answers here at Songspeak. Brian Johnson does NOT… I repeat… does NOT sing the song title (Rock N’ Roll Train) over and over again in the chorus. It has us a little thrown off. They’ve been following the formula for years. All of a sudden, this drastic change?! I mean, if you can’t depend on consistency from AC/DC, then what CAN you depend on?
The revelation unfolded between Jamie and myself over IM:
Matt: hold on now…. this may be the first song where I’m aware that they are NOT repeating the song title over and over again
Jamie: well, the name of the song is rock and roll train, but the chorus repeats “runaway train”, so I don’t know what’s going on there
Matt: name another ac/dc song where they don’t repeat the title of the song for the chorus. I’m finding it difficult to think of one
Matt: this is a real departure for ac/dc
Matt: honestly, can you think of any?
Jamie: I’m thinking…
Jamie: I need to go back through some of their older stuff and see
Matt: it really is amazing that it’s this difficult
Jamie: isn’t that what their songs are supposed to be, though? verse/song title repeated in chorus/verse/repeat?
Matt: why NOW after however many years with the same formula?!
Jamie: it was probably going to be called runaway train, and somebody decided rock and roll train was more rockin’…
Jamie: damn you…now I have to go through their discography
Here’s the music video for their newest single, Rock N’ Roll Train:
I think it would be very difficult to find lyrics to an AC/DC song that doesn’t contain at least one of the following 10 words (in no particular order).
Here’s a challenge to our readers. Think of an AC/DC song that either contains ALL of the above words in the lyrics -OR- think of an AC/DC song that contains NONE of the above words in the lyrics… post your entries in the comments below.
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