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AC/DC - Shoot To Thrill (Iron Man 2 Version)


This adrenal rocker is a play on the phrase "shoot to kill," with lead singer Brian Johnson playing the ultimate bad boy, a guy with "too many women with too many pills." It's part of the Back In Black album, Johnson's first with the band; he joined in March 1980 about six weeks after their frontman Bon Scott died after a night of drinking. Johnson took a cue from Scott's lyrical approach: The guy in "Shoot To Thrill" is a lot like the man you can call for "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap," one of Scott's most enduring lyrics. Bon Scott also made a munitions metaphor on his last album with AC/DC: "Shot Down In Flames" from Highway To Hell.

It wasn't released as a single and no video was made for it, but many radio stations played it anyway. The song quickly became an AC/DC favorite and a staple at their live shows. It helped propel Back In Black to 25 million in sales in America alone.

"Shoot to thrill" plays in the 2010 movie Iron Man 2 when Tony Stark makes a grand entrance. Scenes from the film were combined with AC/DC concert footage to make a video for the song that was released before the movie hit theaters, serving as a preview of sorts. The Iron Man 2 soundtrack was comprised entirely of AC/DC songs, with "Shoot To Thrill" and "Highway to Hell" appearing in the movie. Lyrics

All you women who want a man of the street

An' don't know which way you wanna turn

Just keep a-coming and put your hand out to me

'Cause I'm the one who's going to make you burn


I'm going to take you down

Oh, down, down, down

So, don't you fool around

I'm gonna pull it, pull it

Pull the trigger


Shoot to thrill, play to kill

Too many women with too many pills, yeah

Shoot to thrill, play to kill

I got my gun at the ready, gonna fire at will, yeah


I'm like evil, I get under your skin

Just like a bomb that's ready to blow

'Cause I'm illegal

I got everything that all you women might need to know


I'm gonna take you down

Yeah, down, down, down

So, don't you fool around

I'm gonna pull it, pull it

Pull the trigger


Shoot to thrill, play to kill

Too many women with too many pills, said

Shoot to thrill, play to kill

I got my gun at the ready, gonna fire at will

'Cause I shoot to thrill, and I'm ready to kill

I can't get enough and I can't get my fill

I shoot to thrill, play to kill

Yeah


Pull the trigger, pull it

Pull it, pull it

Pull the trigger


Oh

Shoot to thrill, play to kill

Too many women with too many pills, I said

Shoot to thrill, play to kill

I got my gun at the ready, going to fire at will

'Cause I shoot to thrill and I'm ready to kill

I can't get enough and I can't get my fill

'Cause I shoot to thrill, play to kill


Yeah

Shoot you down, yeah

I'm gonna get you down on the bottom, girl

Shoot you, I'm going to shoot you

Ooh, yeah

Yeah, yeah

I'm going to shoot you down, yeah-yeah

I'm going to get you down

Down, down, down, down


Shoot you, shoot you, shoot you, shoot you down

Shoot you, shoot you, shoot you down


I'm gonna shoot to thrill

Play to kill

Shoot to thrill

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