Best summer songs of all time
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Mean Girls was released ten years ago today, which is a thing that should make us all feel very, very old. Hey, anybody know what happened to those three guys? There was no Radio Disney to market to us in our infancy, no Nickelodeon stars waiting in an incubator to become pop stars, no Kidz Bop to translate American lyrics into child. Nope, we had to buy records made by guys who took statins. No dice. Fun fact for all the kids with the mohawks down on St. Like characters in a Dan Fogelberg song, we do what we must to get by. That joyous pop song that is carried in on the first warm breeze of April and whets your appetite for pool parties and humid afternoons. That was nearly 28 years ago. You can thank me later.
It was released as the lead single from their seventh album of the same name on 21 December through Atlantic Records. It is notable for its opening guitar riff. The song was written as a tribute to their former singer Bon Scott , who died in February In , it reached number 37 on the Billboard Hot In , it reached number 65 in Australia and number 27 in the United Kingdom. His replacement Brian Johnson recalled to Mojo magazine in that when the band asked him to write a lyric for this song, "they said, 'it can't be morbid — it has to be for Bon and it has to be a celebration. I just wrote what came into my head, which at the time seemed like mumbo, jumbo. Cats eyes. Abusing every one of them and running wild. They saw Bon's life in that lyric.