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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



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