A campaign to get AC/DC to the Christmas number one has been reignited in the wake of the death of founding member Malcolm Young.
After a lengthy time of living with dementia, the 64 year old guitar legend unfortunately passed away earlier this month, and fans have since flooded the owners of the “AC/DC for Christmas NO.1” Facebook page, to restart the petition to get them at the top charts on this festive season. The page got AC/DC to number 4 in 2013, but they were beaten by X Factor winner Sam Bailey with her cover of Skyscraper.
A recent poll made by the page, concluded in the result that 92% wanted to see the rock legends, who are currently comprised of Agnus Young, Chris Slade, and Stevie Young, back in top charts.
The post read: “After the sad news of Malcolm’s loss today and producer and brother George last month, our inbox has been overwhelmed today with suggestions to bring back the page’s main aim … to put AC/DC at the top of the Christmas chart. We did an amazing job in 2013 …giving the band its highest ever UK single chart placing (#4)…but who would be up for having another crack at putting an Acca Dacca classic above an ‘X Factor’ nobody in tribute to Malcolm, George, and Bon? (sic)”
The page conducted a separate poll to select a song to get up to No.1, and the result was ‘For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)’, as such fans who wish to help get AC/DC to No.1 and pay their respects to Malcolm Young, should purchase that song for 99 pence between December 15 to December 21, or stream it 150 times.