AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson appeared on the BBC Radio 2 show ‘Tracks of My Years,’ and said that 10 songs essentially formed the soundtrack of his life. His favorite is Little Richard's classic "Tutti Frutti."
Talking about that song, Johnson said, "I was at home. It was the 1950s. I'd been to the dentist, so I was off school. There was one channel on the TV – the BBC – it was black and white, it was lunchtime, the news had finished and farming was going to start, but there was a five-minute interlude...”
He added, "And I saw this guy with this stunning, swept-back hair, beautiful jacket, thin tie, and his eyes are obviously made-up, and he opened his mouth: 'A wop bop a loo bop...' And that was it. I was just gone. And I think that was probably one of the most important songs I ever heard. It was just magnificent."
The rest of Johnson's favorite list:
- Steppenwolf - "Born to Be Wild"
- Black Sabbath - "Paranoid"
- The Rolling Stones - "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
- Led Zeppelin - "Rock and Roll"
- Elvis Presley - "Jailhouse Rock"
- Joe Walsh - "Rocky Mountain Way"
- Dire Straits - "Sultans of Swing"
- Roy Orbison - "In Dreams"
- Ike & Tina Turner - "Nutbush City Limits"
Johnson is out pushing his newly published memoir, The Lives of Brian.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]