Power Up (2020) Lyrics – AC/DC

English 535 November 13, 2020

"Power Up," the seventeenth studio album by the legendary Australian rock band AC/DC, emerged on November 13, 2020, under Columbia Records. This monumental release marked the triumphant return of vocalist Brian Johnson, drummer Phil Rudd, and bassist Cliff Williams, all pivotal figures who had departed AC/DC at various junctures, notably during and after the Rock or Bust (2014) tour.

Notably, "Power Up" served as a poignant tribute to co-founder and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, who sadly passed away in 2017. Angus Young, Malcolm's brother and AC/DC's lead guitarist, ensured Malcolm's enduring legacy by crediting him with posthumous songwriting on every track of the album, showcasing a deep and abiding bond between the siblings.

Critically acclaimed and commercially successful, "Power Up" ascended to the summit of charts in 21 countries, affirming AC/DC's enduring influence and resonance with audiences worldwide. While narrowly missing out on the Grammy for Best Rock Album to Foo Fighters' "Medicine at Midnight" at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, the album's impact reverberated across the industry. Notably, the electrifying single "Shot in the Dark" garnered widespread acclaim, securing nominations for Rock Song of the Year at both the ARIA Music Awards and the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

The band embarked on the monumental Power Up Tour in May 2024, with drummer Matt Laug and bass guitarist Chris Chaney joining as touring members, ensuring that AC/DC's iconic sound continued to captivate audiences across the globe. At the 2021 ARIA Music Awards, "Power Up" clinched a nomination for Best Rock Album, while AC/DC themselves were recognized with a nomination for Best Group. Additionally, the album clinched the Rock Album of the Year award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, further solidifying AC/DC's status as rock titans. Even in the fiercely competitive arena of the Grammy Awards, "Power Up" and "Shot In The Dark" garnered nominations, underscoring the enduring impact and relevance of AC/DC's music in the contemporary landscape. Below you can find a to z all track details, with lyrics and videos.

Power Up album Cover

Power Up album cover

Cast & Crew

  • Artist/Band
  • Release Date
  • November 13, 2020
  • Producer(s)
  • Brendan O’Brien
  • Writer(s)
  • Angus Young & Malcolm Young