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AC/DC: Highway to Hell Meaning

Song Released: 1979


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Highway to Hell Lyrics

Livin' easy, lovin' free
Season ticket on a one way ride
Askin' nothin', leave me be
Takin' everythin' in my stride

Don't need reason
Don't need rhyme
Ain't nothin' that I'd rather do

Goin' down, party time
My friends are gonna be...

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    anonymous
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    Nov 14th 2006 report

    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 the pub called "the raffles", which was a big rock and roll drinking hole in the '70s. As the canning highway gets close to the pub, it dips down into a steep decline: "no stop signs.....Speed limit....Nobody gonna slow me down". So many people were killed by driving fast over that intersection at the top of the hill on the way to a good night out, that it was called the highway to hell, so when bon was saying "im on the highway to hell" it meant he was doing the nightly or weekly pilgramige down the canning highway to the raffles bar and rock and drink with his mates: "aint nothing I would rather do. Going down, party time, my friends are gonna be there too.

  2. anonymous
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    Feb 25th 2019 report

    I feel it means that they are on the canning highway in Australia . I live in Australia and I have heard about the many people killed on that highway

  3. anonymous
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    Jan 26th 2019 report

    More likely the Leopold Hotel as there isn’t a steep hill to the Raffles, and the Leopold is just out of Fremantle

  4. anonymous
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    Jan 24th 2018 report

    This is my opinion. I think that it is a metaphor. It is really about how much time they spent on the road, touring. How really, it took its toll on the band.

    I think this is a well composed song. Very good

    music, from a great band!

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 18th 2016 report

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  6. anonymous
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    May 8th 2015 report

    AC/DC Highway to hell is a bout the highway to a pub Bon liked to go to, it is NOT about the going to HELL.. I remember in the early 80's going to a Christian camp and they were talking about the song and how AC/DC was singing about the glory of going to HELL.. back then I was a kid and didn't understand metaphor's.. now that I do.. I get a kick out of it.. I bet Bon and the band did to.. double meanings always get people stirred up...hahahahhaha

  7. anonymous
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    Aug 2nd 2013 report

    It's about the Highway to Hell...duh. Lol. :P

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  8. anonymous
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    Jan 19th 2012 report

    About selling his soul and at the end of his life hes going to hell duh rock music is the devil music but all genere sell their sould now.

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  9. anonymous
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    Dec 17th 2011 report

    It's about 1979 mel gibson Mad Max movie.

    "Hey satan, pay my dues"
    It's about Max's revenge.

    "Hey Momma, look at me I'm on my way to the promised land"
    At the end of the movie, Max drives his interceptor to the wasteland. Max's mama is the shotgun wielding granny.

    Highway to Hell is about Max fighting the bike gang on the road with his interceptor.

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  10. anonymous
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    Apr 1st 2010 report

    Livin' easy, lovin' free, season ticket, on a one - way ride

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  11. Facecliff
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    Mar 3rd 2010 report

    Sources say that this song resulted from a comment one of the band members made when asked what it was like being on tour. I think it was Angus who remarked that being on tour was "a fucking highway to hell..."

  12. anonymous
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    Sep 15th 2007 report

    I think it is both based on the non-stop tour in America and the highway in Australia where Bon died.

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  13. anonymous
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    Nov 14th 2006 report

    This song isn't actually about going to hell. It was a metaphor.

    And the irony.. Am I the only one that caught it?

    The highway to hell album was released in 1979, and bon sang the lines:
    "no stop signs, speed limit
    nobody's gonna slow me down
    like a wheel, gonna spin it
    nobody's gonna mess me around"
    on february 19, 1980, bon was found dead in the backseat of a friend's car. He didn't realize that there were, in fact, stop signs in life.. And things could (and would) slow him down.

  14. Heavy_Metal_Rules69
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    Apr 24th 2006 report

    This song is about Sid Vicious And Nancy Spungen.

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  15. Heavy_Metal_Rules69
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    Apr 24th 2006 report

    It's about them on the roads touring non stop.

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  16. rockon12345
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    Dec 14th 2005 report

    The song is a metaphor for the band's tour in America. They said the constant riding on the bus was like taking the highway to hell.

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