Back in Black

~ Recording by AC/DC

Appears on releases

#TitleLengthTrack ArtistRelease TitleRelease ArtistRelease Group TypeCountry/DateLabelCatalog#
Official
1.6Back in Black4:13AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
  • US1980-07-25
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)SD 16018
1.6Back in Black4:16AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
  • US1980-07-25
ATCO RecordsCS-16018
1.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
  • GB1980-07-31
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)K 50735, SD16018
1.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
  • AU1980-08-11
Albert ProductionsAPLP-046
1.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)ATL 50 735, SD 16018
1.6Back in Black4:13AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)S 90.273
1.6Back in Black4:13AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)XSD 16018
1.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)ATL 50735
1.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)16018-2, 250 735, 7567-81472-2
1.6Back in Black4:16AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)050 735, 16018-2
1.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint), BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. (BMG company that owned their direct marketing company/club editions)050 735, 16018-2, D 113772
1.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
Albert ProductionsCD 431046
1.6Back in Black4:16AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
  • JP1988-12-10
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)20P2-2433
2.3Back in Black4:17AC/DCClassic Rock 1966–1988Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)781 935-2
1.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
Albert Productions465254 2
1.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
  • XE1994-08-26
ATCO Records7567-92418-2
1.6Back in Black4:16AC/DCBack in Black (club edition)AC/DCAlbum
  • CA1994-12-16
ATCO RecordsA2 92418
1.6Back in Black4:16AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
ATCO Records92418-2
1.6Back in Black4:16AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
  • JP1995-12-21
ATCO RecordsAMCY-4021
1.6Back in Black4:16AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
Albert Productions4770892
5.6Back in Black4:16AC/DCBonfireAC/DCAlbum + Compilation
  • US1997-11-18
EastWest62119-2
5.6Back in Black4:16AC/DCBonfireAC/DCAlbum + Compilation
  • CA1997-11-18
EastWestCD 62119
4.6Back in Black4:18AC/DCBonfireAC/DCAlbum + Compilation
Albert Productions7243 8 23766 2 0
5.6Back in Black4:16AC/DCBonfireAC/DCAlbum + Compilation
EastWest7559-62119-2
1.6Back in Black4:16AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
  • -1998
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)7243 4 95153 2 1
1.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
ATCO Records7567-92418-2
1.1Back in Black4:18AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
  • FR2000-10
  • DE2000-11-06
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)7567-92418-5
8.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCAC/DC in the 20th Century (Box Set)AC/DCAlbum + Compilation
  • DE2000-11-14
Elektra Entertainment (renamed from Elektra 1989–2004; revived as Elektra 2009-06-01)7559 62589-2
8.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBox Set (reissue)AC/DCAlbum + Compilation
Albert Productions82876866442
1.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
  • US2003-02-18
Albert Productions, Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)EK 80207
1.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
  • XE2003-03-03
Albert Productions, Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)510765 2
1.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
  • XE2003-03-03
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)EPC 510765 2
5.6Back in Black4:16AC/DCBonfireAC/DCAlbum + Compilation
  • XE2003-09-09
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)EPC 510774 2
1.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
  • US2003-10-14
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)E 80207
1.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBack in Black (Columbia House edition)AC/DCAlbum
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)CEK 80207
1.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
Albert Productions, Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)69699 80207 2
1.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
Albert Productions, Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)80207, EK 80207
1.6Back in Black4:16AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
Albert Productions, Festival Mushroom Records (label has FMR with a little speaker on top)336492
1.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
Albert Productions338542
1.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)69699 80207 2
1.54Back in Black4:16AC/DC100 Hits Hard'n'HeavyVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
RMG RecordsRMG 1351 MP3
2.6Back in Black4:16AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
  • US2005-02-08
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony), Albert ProductionsEN 90828
1.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
  • US2005-02-08
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony), Albert ProductionsEN 90828
8.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBox SetAC/DCAlbum + Compilation
  • AU2006-10-23
Albert ProductionsC22364
1.3Back in Black4:16AC/DC2007 Gold EditionAC/DCAlbum + Compilation
Polystar (Germany), Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 - Oct 1, 2008; do not use if a specific sub-label is available)
1.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
  • JP2008-01-23
Sony Music Japan International Inc. (Do not use as a label, see the annotation.)SICP 1707
1.5Back in Black4:18AC/DCDriving Anthems: The Ultimate Driving AlbumVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2008-05-19
Warner Music UK Ltd. (not for release label use!)
1.6Back in Black4:13AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
  • XE2009-05-08
Albert Productions, Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)5107651
1.5Back in Black4:17AC/DCIron Man 2AC/DCAlbum + Soundtrack
  • DE2010-04-16
Albert Productions, Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)88697 69168 2
1.5Back in Black4:17AC/DCIron Man 2AC/DCAlbum + Soundtrack
  • GB2010-04-19
Albert Productions, Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)88697 66214 2
1.5Back in Black4:18AC/DCIron Man 2 (Australian iTunes LP, Mastered for iTunes)AC/DCAlbum + Soundtrack
  • AU2010-04-19
1.5Back in Black4:17AC/DCIron Man 2AC/DCAlbum + Soundtrack
  • GB2010-04-19
Albert Productions, Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)88697 60952 2
5.6Back in Black4:16AC/DCBonfireAC/DCAlbum + Compilation
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)88697856822
1.6Back in Black4:16AC/DCBack in Black (Mastered for iTunes, iTunes LP)AC/DCAlbum
  • XW2012-11-19
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony), Legacy (Legacy Recordings)
5.6Back in Black4:16AC/DCBonfire (Mastered for iTunes LP, iTunes LP)AC/DCAlbum + Compilation
  • XW2012-11-19
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)
1.5Back in Black4:18AC/DCIron Man 2 (Mastered for iTunes, iTunes LP)AC/DCAlbum + Soundtrack
  • XW2012-11-19
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)
7.6Back in Black4:16AC/DCThe Collection (Mastered for iTunes)AC/DCAlbum + Compilation
  • US2012-11-19
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), Legacy (Legacy Recordings)
8.6Back in Black4:16AC/DCThe Complete CollectionAC/DCAlbum + Compilation
  • XW2012-11-19
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), Legacy (Legacy Recordings)
1.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)
5.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBonfireAC/DCAlbum + Compilation
  • XW2014-10-07
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)
1.5Back in Black4:16AC/DCIron Man 2AC/DCAlbum + Soundtrack
  • XW2014-10-07
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)
1.6Back in Black4:17AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
  • -2020
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)[none]
1.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbumAtlantic (Warner Music imprint)7567-81472-2
1.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbumAtlantic (Warner Music imprint)CD 16018
1.6Back in Black4:16AC/DCBack In BlackAC/DCAlbumATCO Records, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. (BMG company that owned their direct marketing company/club editions)92418-2, D 105828
1.6Back in Black4:16AC/DCBack In Black (Columbia House edition)AC/DCAlbumAtlantic (Warner Music imprint)050 735, A2 16018
1.6Back in Black4:16AC/DCBack In BlackAC/DCAlbumATCO Records, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. (BMG company that owned their direct marketing company/club editions)92418-2, D 105828
1.6Back in Black4:15AC/DCBack In BlackAC/DCAlbumAtlantic (Warner Music imprint)ATXD 20
1.1Back in Black4:16AC/DCMastermix Classic Cuts, Volume 129: Stag NightVarious ArtistsAlbum + CompilationMusic Factory (UK promotional remix service started in 1985)CC129
1.10Back in Black4:18AC/DCNU-Clear CD Collection: Rock Music CD, Volume 1Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Promotion
1.8Back in Black4:18AC/DCBallbreakers: 17 Classic TracksAC/DCAlbum + Compilation
EastWestSAM 1693
1.6Back in Black4:18AC/DCBonfire SamplerAC/DCAlbum + Compilation
EastWestPRCD 9941-2
1.6Back in Black4:17AC/DCBack in BlackAC/DCAlbum
Simply VinylSVLP 336
Bootleg
1.2Back in Black4:15AC/DCHell BestAC/DCAlbum + Compilation
  • -1991
1.7Back in Black4:17AC/DCTheir Hits 1975-1995AC/DCAlbum + Compilation
  • -1997
1.12Back in Black4:15AC/DCThe Best of AC/DCAC/DCAlbum + Compilation
1.3Back in Black4:11AC/DCPlatinum Collection 2000AC/DCAlbum + Compilation
Platinum Collection (Russian bootleg label)
2.9Back in Black4:16AC/DCThe Best 2000AC/DCAlbum + Compilation
  • -2000
1.1Back in Black4:18AC/DCGold Album 1974–2000AC/DCAlbum + Compilation
  • -2003
1.7Back in Black4:10AC/DCGreatest Hits (30th Anniversary Edition)AC/DCAlbum + Compilation
  • -2004
1.7Back in Black4:10AC/DCGreatest Hits - 30 Anniversary EditionAC/DCOther + Compilation
Warner Music Canada (imprint of Warner Music Canada)724381106139
1.4Back in Black4:15AC/DC40 Greatest Metal SongsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • -2006
1.7Back in Black4:17AC/DCWarning! High Voltage (Greatest Hits!)AC/DCAlbum + Compilation
Atlantic (fake label, for Russian or other bootlegs/counterfeits/pirated releases only), Star Mark15137-1/2
1.1Back in Black4:16AC/DCWhole Lotta Rock 'N' RollAC/DCAlbum + Compilation
  • -2008
1.7Back in Black4:17AC/DCGreatest Hell’s HitsAC/DCAlbum + Compilation
Star Mark
1.7Back in Black4:17AC/DCGreatest Hell’s HitsAC/DCAlbum + Compilation
Star Mark21654-1, 21654-2
1.13Back in Black4:16AC/DCBrian Johnson HitsAC/DCAlbum + Compilation
  • -2016
1.16Back in Black4:17AC/DCGreatest SongsAC/DCAlbum + Compilation
  • -2018
1.17Back in Black4:11AC/DC2000 CollectionAC/DCAlbum + Compilation
1.11Back in Black4:12AC/DCAlias: The Soundtrack: Best of Season 2Various ArtistsAlbum + Soundtrack
1.1Back in Black4:18AC/DCBest of AC/DCAC/DCAlbum + Compilation
2.2Back in Black4:18AC/DCGiganten des RockAC/DCAlbum + Compilation
1.7Back in Black4:10AC/DCGreatest Hell's HitsAC/DCAlbum + Compilation
1.3Back in Black4:11AC/DCGreatest Hits: Platinum Collection ’2003AC/DCCompilation
2.8Back in Black4:13AC/DCPlatinum HitsAC/DCAlbum + CompilationInvisible HalahupHAL024
2.8Back in Black4:16AC/DCPlatinum HitsAC/DCAlbum + CompilationHalahup RecordsHAL024
2.1Back in Black4:18AC/DCThe BestAC/DCAlbum + Compilation
2.10Back in Black4:15AC/DCThe CollectionAC/DCAlbum + Compilation

Relationships

assistant engineer:Benjamin Armbrister
Jack Nuber
engineer:Tony Platt (from 1980-04 until 1980-05)
producer:Robert John “Mutt” Lange
mixer:Brad Samuelsohn
bass:Cliff Williams (from 1980-04 until 1980-05)
drums (drum set):Phil Rudd (from 1980-04 until 1980-05)
guitar [lead guitar]:Angus Young (member of AC/DC) (from 1980-04 until 1980-05)
guitar [rhythm guitar]:Malcolm Young (Guitar player for AC/DC) (from 1980-04 until 1980-05)
lead vocals:Brian Johnson (AC/DC lead singer)
vocals:Brian Johnson (AC/DC lead singer) (from 1980-04 until 1980-05)
phonographic copyright by:Albert Productions (in 1980)
Leidseplein Presse B.V. (not for release label use!) (in 1980)
recorded at:Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas (from 1980-04 until 1980-05)
sampled by:Ace of Spades (Raoul Juke and Fred Gruge remix) by AC/DC, Motörhead, Metallica, Slayer & 50 Cent
Dope Beat by Boogie Down Productions
I'm So by Malice feat. Ryval
Mellow by 中山美穂
Rocked by Rape by The Evolution Control Committee
Since I’m Australian by duuzu
Sweetest Perfection (Fettdog "Sweetest Imperfection" mashup) by Depeche Mode
mash-ups:(Here Comes the) Champ in Black (The Mohawks vs. Ini Kamoze vs. AC/DC) by dj BC, Solcofn & ComaR
Back in Blackened by Wax Audio
Back in the Episode (Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg vs. AC/DC) by Inhumanz
Back With a Boom (P.O.D. vs. AC/DC vs. Public Enemy vs. The Hives vs. John Lee Hooker) by DJ Schmolli
Beatles in Black (Beatles vs AC-DC) by DJ Nerd42
Freak On (AC/DC vs. Missy Elliott) (part of a “As Heard on Radio Soulwax, Part 6” DJ‐mix) by 2manydjs
Lights Out by E-603
Pwn Monkey (Jonathan Coulton vs. … Well, Everyone) by The Evolution Control Committee
Rock in Black by Go Home Productions
Rock in Black (Queen vs. ACDC) by Go Home Productions
Rock Of Ages (Led Zeppelin/Rolling Stones/Run DMC/Chemical Brothers/Dio/AC/DC/Def Leppard/Queen/…) by DJ Schmolli
Stayin’ in Black (Bee Gees vs. AC/DC) by Wax Audio
part of:The Downloader’s Music Source Book (number: 102) (order: 102)
Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 187) (order: 186)
recording of:Back in Black (from 1980-04 until 1980-05)

Back in Black

writer:Angus Young (member of AC/DC)
Brian Johnson (AC/DC lead singer)
Malcolm Young (Guitar player for AC/DC)
publisher:J. Albert & Son
J. Albert & Son (USA) Inc.
J. Albert & Son Pty. Ltd.
J. Albert Ltd. (in 1980)
Marks Music (in 1980)
Zomba Management and Publishers Ltd. (in 1980)
later parody versions:Back Intact
is the basis for:Rock'n Roll Dance