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AC/DC: You Shook Me All Night Long Meaning

Song Released: 1980


You Shook Me All Night Long Lyrics

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She was a fast machine
She kept her motor clean
She was the best damn woman I had ever seen
She had the sightless eyes
Telling me no lies
Knockin' me out with those American thighs
Taking more than her share
Had me...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jan 11th 2008 report

    I think these song lyrics are kind of self-explanatory. I mean, any song title with "You" and "All Night Long" in it, well you know what it's about.

    Like when they say "we were makin' it", well, believe me, honey, they aren't makin' cookies.

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Jan 13th 2006 report

    You're both wrong, Johnson stated in a documentary that this song was written for a sex FANTASY. He said that he had often fantasized about the american women he saw on TV.

  3. anonymous
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    Aug 12th 2021 report

    It's about an American prostitute obviously.
    She was clean
    She had great thighs
    Huge boobs(sightless eyes)
    They were not fake( telling me no lies)

  4. anonymous
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    Mar 10th 2019 report

    It about hard banging,sex, seduction. What ever u want to call it

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 8th 2018 report

    The blind sightless eyes-bit is a woman riding and straddling him (hence the thighs line). The sightless eyes he speaks of are the woman's breast. She's riding him while looking at her breast. Its pretty self explanatory. Breast nipples can be construed as the eyes.

  6. anonymous
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    Jul 5th 2014 report

    You guys call yourselves fans of acdc..... Apparently no one read their biography

  7. anonymous
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    Jul 22nd 2013 report

    If you think about it, it could be about an obese woman. American thighs- America has the largest obesity rate. The earth was quaking- her heavy weight caused the earth to shake.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  8. anonymous
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    Jan 22nd 2013 report

    Hot sexy girl named Tammy from Ohio!!! She was hot,sexy, wild, great ass, tits , everyone wanted her! She ended up being a stripper. Lucky guy who married her! Awesome personality also! Everyone loved her! This is her song because her last name in it! Long!

  9. anonymous
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    May 30th 2012 report

    Couldn't it be taken as devil/possession interpretation? Guess it depends how you view the song

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  10. anonymous
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    Oct 16th 2011 report

    "She told me to come but I was already there..."

    Obvious, isn´t it?

  11. anonymous
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    Jun 9th 2011 report

    You see, I always assumed this was a song about an extremely fine car.
    "She had the sightless eyes, telling me no lies." -If this song is about a real woman, it doesn't make any sense, unless she was blind or lacking sight as that is what sightless means. I took it as he was talking about the headlights, which often times are characterized as the "eyes" of a car and they can't see and a car can't tell any lies.

  12. anonymous
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    May 27th 2011 report

    I've heard an interview with Brian where he says that the course was actually about him having diarehea, and in the beginning he's singing about a car.

  13. anonymous
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    May 8th 2011 report

    No it was made from a joke about a man hew contest about being with a girl.

  14. anonymous
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    Apr 9th 2011 report

    All AC/DC songs are about sex, drugs and rock n' roll. plain and simple

    (with a few exceptions, like Hells Bells)

  15. dallasmusiclover
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    Aug 1st 2010 report

    This song is simple, it is about low down and dirty sex.

  16. brandtaylor93
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    Nov 7th 2009 report

    Losing virginity

  17. anonymous
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    Nov 3rd 2008 report

    This is about sex.

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