Entertainment

AC/DC: Ipswich salutes you!

NUMBER ONE: AC/DC’s Angus Young performs during the band’s last Australian concert.
NUMBER ONE: AC/DC’s Angus Young performs during the band’s last Australian concert. AAP

AUSTRALIA'S monsters of rock - AC/DC - are back in the charts again after releasing their entire archive for download on iTunes.

The group celebrates its 40th anniversary next year and are regarded as Australia's greatest rock export.

But are they Ipswich's favourite Aussie group? This week The QT quizzed 100 people in a street poll and the results are now in.

So does Ipswich love Acca Dacca the most? Bloody oath we do! Old favourites such as Cold Chisel and John Farnham (seven votes each) were smashed by AC/DC, who chalked up 19 per cent of the total vote.

The result should not come as a shock, according to River 94.9 presenter Daniel Thomas.

He said AC/DC featured frequently in best band polls run by the station.

"They're still pretty popular," he said, adding that the classic song 'It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)' was the station's most requested tune."

Booval music store Word of Mouth co-owner Rob Haysom said AC/DC fans were definitely alive and well in Ipswich, with numerous customers continuing to purchase print music from the hard rock pioneers.

"Their songs are played here all the time, I can hear them coming through the walls," said Mr Haysom.

It also seems that their popularity stretches beyond the grave, with local funeral homes playing classics like "T.N.T", the aforementioned "Long Way to the Top" and, bizarrely, Highway to Hell for the recently deceased.

YOUR TOP AUSSIES

We asked 100 Ipswich music fans to vote for their favourite Australian group or singer. The top 12 were:

  • AC/DC: 19
  • Cold Chisel: 7
  • John Farnham: 7
  • Jet: 4
  • Skyhooks: 3
  • Powderfinger 3
  • Birds of Tokyo: 3
  • Karnivool: 2
  • Lee Kernahgan: 2
  • Silverchair: 2
  • Midnight Oil: 2
  • INXS: 2

Which or who is your favourite Australian group or singer?

This poll ended on 08 December 2012.

AC/DC - 46%

Cold Chisel - 6%

John Farnham - 6%

Jet - 0%

Skyhooks - 0%

Powderfinger - 6%

Birds of Tokyo - 3%

Karnivool - 3%

Lee Kernahgan - 3%

Silverchair - 0%

Midnight Oil - 9%

INXS - 3%

Other (tell us who in the comments section below) - 12%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Topics:  itunes




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

'My husband lasted 6 weeks as a stay at home dad'

APN Hey Mummy Feature for online - stock images. Katie Dykes being interviewed for the webisodes. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

FROM the outside, being a stay at home mum looks like a breeze.

THE EXPERT: Stop judging working mothers

SUPER MUMS: Being a working mums comes down to perfecting time management.

"WORKING for money is all right; so is working because you want to.”

OPINION: How to prepare your child for day care

Your kids will love childcare, but it may take some adjusting.

GETTING your child ready for day care is vital.

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

Why Baden-Clay's lawyers say he's not a murderer

Gerard Baden-Clay

The QLD DPP has moved to have Baden-Clay found guilty of murder

Waterfall at Queens Park

Waterfall at Queens Park.

Congratulations Melissa Faye

Food van crashes into embankment

Women treated at scene of motorway crash

Latest deals and offers

Driveway delivery

Toby Hill was born on June 22 on his grandparents driveway in Riverhills. Pictured is big brother Bradley Hill, dad Matt Hill, mum Hannah Hill, grandmother Donna Eagle and grandfather Nick Eagle.

Toby Hill was born on June 22 on his grandparents driveway in Riverhills.

Rosewood Amber Alert

No Caption

Audio of Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Williams of the Ipswich Child Protection...

Ernie Els dunks for eagle

Smooth swing, great shot.

Ernie Els lives up to his reputation for one of the best swings in golf.

Three bedroom, 1100sqm block: Is this Qld's cheapest home?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward

PROPERTY BOOM: Coast prices set to skyrocket

Like other areas in south-east Queensland, the Sunshine Coast is at the start of the upturn on the property clock.

Values predicted to rise 25-33%