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Boomer Anthems: Highway to Hell

In a fresh arrangement. Don’t hate me.

Living easy, living free
Season ticket on a one-way ride
Asking nothing, leave me be
Taking everything in my stride
Don’t need reason, don’t need rhyme
Ain’t nothing I would rather do
Going down, party time
My friends are gonna be there too

I’m on the highway to hell
On the highway to hell
Highway to hell
I’m on the highway to hell

No stop signs, speed limit
Nobody’s gonna slow me down
Like a wheel, gonna spin it
Nobody’s gonna mess me around
Hey Satan, paid my dues
Playing in a rocking band
Hey mama, look at me
I’m on my way to the promised land, whoo!

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  • ambiguousfrog August 7, 2019, 6:06 PM

    Is that Angus on the end?

  • Callmelennie August 7, 2019, 6:52 PM

    Here’s another Boomer Anthem rendered by ukulele. Be sure to slather on lots of cuteguard before viewing this; or you may suffer third degree cuteburn. You’ve been cautioned


  • Mary Ann August 7, 2019, 7:22 PM

    After reading about the “band” the Dayton shooter was in and the titles of the songs…this was absolutely DELIGHTFUL.

  • Nori August 7, 2019, 8:50 PM

    Angus the Crypt Keeper,rock on. That was indeed delightful.
    As is Feng E. Like the Beatle haircut too.

    Who would have thought “Highway to Hell” would be balm for the soul?

  • Callmelennie August 7, 2019, 8:51 PM

    Ukuleles ain’t noise pollution

  • Tom August 7, 2019, 10:07 PM

    Beautiful. Perfect, even.

  • Rick Lakehomer August 7, 2019, 11:23 PM

    Arrrgh, nope, no ukulele for this dog. I’d rather hear long nails scratched down a chalkboard than this. Gotta be one here who does not like this. As Gerald said, don’t hate me.

  • PA Cat August 8, 2019, 2:11 AM

    It may not be a boomer anthem, but Gerard is just asking for this one: Grieg’s Norwegian Dance No. 2, played as a harmonica solo:


    The accompanying slide show is pleasant, though.

  • Jon Davies August 8, 2019, 5:52 AM

    Love it…just bought a ukelele for the 3 year old next door as he adores making a noise on my guitar…Know what I am going to teach him now!

  • tim August 8, 2019, 6:02 AM

    That’s just wrong. I’ll be boycotting this site for…a couple hours.

  • Jack August 8, 2019, 6:15 AM

    I love watching AC/DC perform and Angus, personally and professionally, is just excellent. I can’t decide who I like better, Angus or actor Peter Dinklage.

    But those lyrics, ummm, ummm, ummm. I wouldn’t touch that with a 10′ pole

  • Sven August 8, 2019, 2:15 PM

    Marty, that was very interesting music.

  • Denny August 8, 2019, 6:34 PM

    Sorry, but I’m afraid that was something like my very last liver dinner in about 1953.

  • mmack August 8, 2019, 6:37 PM


    1) Thank you for posting AC/DC on ukulele. I played the link for my lovely 😊 Mrs. She liked it.
    2) Callmelennie, thanks for the post to the young man playing “Blackbird” @ Abbey Road. Note the goofball tourists crossing Abbey Road four at a time in the video background. How original 🙄
    3) Gerard, thanks again for the post on Playing for Change: Ripple. I played it for my Mrs again tonight. She and I loved it 👍🏻

    Thank you again for this site sir.

  • Callmelennie August 9, 2019, 9:31 AM

    I made that very same observation in the Comments section under my actual name. People doing something thats probably been done hundreds of thousands of times prior, all the while thinking they’re being completely original. Meanwhile, something completely original is happening 100 ft away from them, and nobody notices. I think that is what is known as irony

    Back in 2012, my daughter was part of an ASU contingent that did reporting on the Olympics. At one point, the grownups took them to Abbey Road and took a picture of four of them doing ….. anybody? …. anybody?

    Buehler? ……. Buehler?

  • OD August 9, 2019, 9:34 AM

    Check out their versions of …
    Smells Like Teen Spirit
    Shaft theme, played in Scotland
    Good Bad and the Ugly

    you vill be hooked, let me assure you

  • OD August 9, 2019, 9:57 AM

    ambiguousfrog … no, but it is the spirit of Malcolm that moves him

  • Snakepit Kansas August 9, 2019, 6:48 PM

    Snake about to go against the grain again….
    AC/DC has some great songs and they are masters of intros. Many great ones over time. Ghost may disagree, and as the accomplished guitarist he is, I’d like his opinion on the intros… regardless, I refuse to any longer listen to any song that praises Satan directly or indirectly. AC/DC’s Hell’s Bells, Highway to Hell or Van Halen’s Running with the devil are examples. No mas. Un sacraficio pequeno.

    In spite of this, Hell’s Bells has one of the best rock intros of all time. The slow but pronounced bell sets the pace, then slowly the lead guitar asserts itself at a complementary pace, followed by the drum easing in…then a rhythm guitar cord, building up, building further, then the bass engages and the the drums pick up in force, and slightly in tempo. Even with the still slow timing it becomes forceful. Not like an F-15 in afterburners, but deliberate, like a Rome plow. A series of bulldozers.

  • CC August 10, 2019, 9:39 AM

    Liked that better than the original…