"Highway To Hell" as written by and Ronald Belford Scott Angus Mckinnon Young....
Living easy, living free
Season ticket on a one-way ride
Asking nothing, leave me be
Taking everything in my stride
Don't need reason, don't need rhyme
Ain't nothing I would rather do
Going down, party time
My friends are gonna be there too

I'm on the highway to hell
On the highway to hell
Highway to hell
I'm on the highway to hell

No stop signs, speed limit
Nobody's gonna slow me down
Like a wheel, gonna spin it
Nobody's gonna mess me around
Hey Satan, paid my dues
Playing in a rocking band
Hey mama, look at me
I'm on my way to the promised land, whoo!

I'm on the highway to hell
Highway to hell
I'm on the highway to hell
Highway to hell

Don't stop me

I'm on the highway to hell
On the highway to hell
I'm on the highway to hell
On the highway
Yeah, highway to hell
I'm on the highway to hell
Highway to hell
Highway to hell

And I'm going down
All the way
Whoa!
I'm on the highway to hell


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"Highway to Hell" as written by Angus Mckinnon Young Ronald Belford Scott

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  • +4
    General CommentMy fav AC/DC song, this one just plain kicks ass. NJ has the meaning right, but most people won't believe me when I tell them it's about touring, not satanism. Oh well. Just proves we live in a world full of stupid people.
    EvilLawyeron October 17, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General CommentIt was written by Angus Young. They had a REALLY hard time touring in America for the first time, and Angus really hated it, because of all the satanism crap that was being said about them. Several states even tried to ban them form playing, but AC/DC's lawyers told them that it was illegal, so AC/DC took the states to court and won the battle to play, but the states wouldn't let them stay in any of the hotels in the state, which is legal, so the abnd had to stay in a hotel outside state limits, and then drive to the gig where they got jostled by the crazy uber-religious people.
    Angus labled the drive to the gigs the "Highway to hell."
    Rock-dudeon April 06, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love it at the end when he says, "And I'm going down...whoa!" At least in concert he says the whoa. Haha. There's a stairway to heaven and a highway to hell...which I think means it easier to get to hell than to heaven. Because a highway is faster than a stairway, riiight? Of course I'm right.
    TaytorToton January 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song right here.... is about the ups and downs that ac/dc had to take to get up to where they are now in rock and roll. it's not actually a highway, its their struggle in being a rockstar.
    njrockstarbanditon May 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgood song about how life is touring a highway to hell
    smirnon October 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song, such a classic. Makes an awesome driving song, Bonnc Scott made not have had the best singing voice, but he sure as hell had a good 'rock n roll voice'

    "Hey satan, payed my dues, playin in a rockin band"

    Good line, making fun of the people who think if you are in a rock band you must worship the devil or something.
    Muzzyon March 23, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe soundtrack to my life...My friends and I all joke that we are truly on our way to hell. Its a great song to work out to. Although, to me its more of a song to get me ready to go out on the town with my friends.
    CKF929on December 20, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNJRock, that is correct. Most people think its about Satanism, but you are 100% correct.
    BWoodmeyeron June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol thank you truely, heard it off a Vh1 interview, without Vh1 i'd be cleless to rock and roll
    njrockstarbanditon June 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCool song..but Marilyn Manson does a great cover of it....

    I totally agree with NJRock on what he says...
    OzzyGurlyon July 06, 2002   Link

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