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AC/DC fans launch Christmas Number One campaign: ‘Big balls to LadBaby!’

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By Nick Reilly

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AC/DC perform live (Picture: Press)

AC/DC fans have launched a new campaign to try and get the rock icons to Number One for Christmas 2023.

The new campaign comes ten years after their fans joined forces in 2013 in a bid to get ‘Highway To Hell’ to the top spot at Christmas to mark 40 years of the group.

While falling short of the top spot at the time, the social media push – which was created on the AC/DC We Salute You Facebook page – led to the 1979 hit reaching number four, becoming the band’s first-ever Top 10 single in the UK.

Now, they’re aiming for the top spot once again.

“In 2013 we all came together to celebrate 40 years of AC/DC by giving them their highest ever UK Singles Chart placing… ‘Highway To Hell’ at No.4,” a fresh update from the page reads.

“Well, we’re going to choose another track and see if we can get 3 places higher for their 50th anniversary. Are you in? If so join this group and invite everyone,”

In an apparent dig at Mark and Roxanne Hoyle – the family social media influencers who have scooped the Christmas top spot every year since 2018 – they added: “Big Balls to Ladbaby!”

The pair have scored five number ones with their sausage roll themed festive hits. They include 2018’s ‘We Built This City on Sausage Rolls’, 2019’s ‘I Love Sausage Rolls’ and 2020’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Eatin’.

While the song chosen for a top spot push is yet to be determined, fans have suggested that ‘Back in Black’, ‘Thunderstruck’ and the aptly-titled ‘Mistress For Christmas’ could be decent picks.

In other AC/DC news, the group reunited last month to play their first live show in seven years, reuniting with frontman Brian Johnson for the first time since he departed from the group in 2016 due to hearing loss.

The Aussie hard rockers played the Power Trip festival in Indio, California as part of a line-up that also featured Judas Priest, Guns N’ Roses and Metallica.