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Although it's not an FM classic rock anthem on the level of "Highway To Hell" or "You Shook Me All Night Long," 1990's "Moneytalks" is possibly the catchiest, funniest single of AC/DC's career. Built on a classic chunky Angus Young riff that, like "Back In Black" or "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap," inspires involuntary head-banging even among those who don't often do that sort of thing, "Moneytalks" also has a brilliant shout-along, fist-pumping chorus that's as immediately, unapologetically catchy as an Archies single, a brilliant slice of hard rock bubblegum that rates with Cheap Trick's most candy-coated moments. Even better, the lyrics (delivered by Brian Johnson in a yowl that sounds like a back-alley cat fight) are hilarious, a list of financial inducements to a comely young lady delivered with a self-deflating irony unusual for the macho-posturing hard rock crowd. The chorus "Come on, come on, love me for my money" has both a refreshing honesty and the band's characteristic sly, winking sense of humor that many non-fans miss.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
The Razor's Edge 1990 Epic 3:45