Highway to Hell
AC/DC had been creating album after album of pulverizing rock 'n' roll for much of the '70s when they released Highway to Hell. If those albums were the sound of them pillaging the club scene, this was where they stormed the gates of the arena. A new producer, Robert "Mutt" Lange, was brought on board to help clean up some of the grime on those riffs, shape the new tunes into more compact forms, and create choruses that hit even harder. The result? "Highway to Hell," "Girls Got Rhythm," "If You Want Blood (You've Got It)." These are songs that defined the way heavy metal and hard rock would be played for decades to come. This multi-platinum album ensured that the name AC/DC would be scrawled on every teenager's desk for the foreseeable future.