AC/DC - Who Made Who - About the song
The song "Who Made Who" became the band's most successful single in years, reaching No. 16 in the UK and No. 33 in the US. It was also voted second best track of 1986 by the readers of Hit Parader magazine. Following this, a re-issue of "You Shook Me All Night Long" was released from the album, peaking at #46 in the UK. The album has sold five million copies in the US. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic calls the album "a ripping AC/DC retrospective" and applauds the band "rescuing songs like 'Sink the Pink' from otherwise mediocre albums."
"Who Made Who" was written for the Stephen King movie Maximum Overdrive, where the theme was around machines that came alive and begin killing people.
The lyrics follow the idea of the gadgets and devices created by mankind coming to rule over human beings instead of the other way around; the irony where humans become subservient to the technology they created.
Who Made Who - Lyrics
The video games say, "Play me" Face it on a level, but it take you every time on a one-on-one Feelin' running down your spine Nothin' gonna save your one last dime 'cause it own you Through and through The databank know my number Says I got to pay 'cause I made the grade last year Feel it when I turn the screw Kick you 'round the world There ain't a thing that it can't do Do to you, yeah Who made who, who made you? Who made who, ain't nobody told you? Who made who, who made you? If you made them and they made you Who picked up the bill and who made who? Who made who, who turned the screw? Satellites send me picture Get it in the aisle Take it to the wall Spinnin' like a dynamo Feel it goin' round and round Running outta chips, you got no line in an 8-bit town So don't look down, no Who made who, who made you? Who made who, ain't nobody told you? Who made who, who made you? If you made them and they made you Who picked up the bill and who made who? Ain't nobody told you? Who made who? Who made you? Who made who? And who made who? Yeah Nobody told you?