Malcolm Turnbull Can’t Name A Single AC/DC Song And It’s Painful

Well, this is embarrassing.


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We’ve lost eight members of parliament due to their alleged allegiance to a foreign power, yet Malcolm Turnbull can’t name a single AC/DC song, and somehow gets to keep his job. This country, honestly.

The PM was on Triple M’s Marto, Ed & Robin show this morning, where he was asked to name his favourite song from the legendary Australian band following the death of guitarist Malcolm Young over the weekend.

What ensued was 50 of the most painful seconds of radio you’re ever likely to hear. As soon as he was asked what his favourite AC/DC song is, it was very clear that the PM had no idea what to say.

He attempted the classic politician move of turning the question back on the interviewer, Marto, who reeled off a series of AC/DC classics, while the PM murmured in agreement.

Eventually Turnbull’s pivoted by saying his favourite song “from that era” is ‘If You Leave Me, Can I Come Too?’. Which is a fine song, sure. But it’s not by AC/DC.

It’s by another great Aussie band — Mental As Anything — and it’s about as far away from AC/DC’s hard rock sound as you can get.

Off the top of my head, here are some iconic songs the PM could have named:

  • ‘Thunderstruck’
  • ‘It’s A Long Way To The Top’
  • ‘Highway To Hell’
  • ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’
  • ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’
  • And of course, ‘Moneytalks’

Anyway, You Can Listen To The Whole Awkward Conversation Here