This is one of the last songs written by Bon Scott, who died six months after the album was released. It’s a classic Bon Scott lyric, as he finds ways of explaining how his woman or women satisfy him, all while keeping the title squeaky clean and radio-friendly. It was released as a single in the UK and other parts of Europe, but didn’t chart. In America
Highway To Hell was the first AC/DC album produced by Mutt Lange, who employed various production techniques that made the band’s sound more appealing to the masses without softening their sound. On this song, you can especially hear Lange’s influence in the backing vocals when it answers back as it says (“girls got rhythm… back seat rhythm”).
Lange was an up-and-coming producer at the time, but he would soon become a superstar, launching into the stratosphere when he was brought back for AC/DC’s next album, Back In Black.
Note that there is no apostrophe in the title, which implies multiple girls having rhythm. The lyric suggests that an apostrophe is necessary, as Scott is singing about one specific girl, but it’s not likely that anyone challenged his grammar.
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