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What AC DC Songs Are in Marvel Movies?

If you’re a fan of both Marvel movies and AC/DC’s iconic rock music, you might have noticed some familiar tunes playing in the background of certain scenes. Here’s a rundown of some AC/DC songs that have made their way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe:

“Back in Black”

This classic AC/DC hit is arguably the most well-known song featured in a Marvel movie. It first appeared in 2010’s “Iron Man 2” during the opening credits sequence, which features footage of Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr.) suited up as Iron Man. The song’s driving guitar riffs and catchy chorus perfectly capture the superhero’s confident swagger.

“Shoot to Thrill”

Another track from AC/DC’s “Back in Black” album, “Shoot to Thrill” also appears in “Iron Man 2.” This time it plays during a scene where Tony Stark tests out his new and improved suit by jumping out of a plane and soaring through the sky. The song’s high energy level matches the adrenaline rush of the scene.

“Highway to Hell”

This classic rock anthem was used in a memorable scene from 2017’s “Thor: Ragnarok.” As Thor (played by Chris Hemsworth) and his companions fight their way through hordes of enemies on the planet Sakaar, “Highway to Hell” blares over the action. The song’s upbeat tempo and catchy chorus add an extra layer of fun to an already entertaining sequence.


In 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame,” we see Thor struggling with depression after failing to stop Thanos from wiping out half of all life in the universe. When his fellow Avengers arrive at his hideaway, they find him chugging beer and playing “Fortnite.”

As they try to persuade him to join them on a mission, “Thunderstruck” plays in the background. The song’s thundering drums and electrifying guitar riffs perfectly capture Thor’s godly power.

“Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”

This AC/DC classic appears in 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” during a scene where the team is planning their attack on the villainous Ronan the Accuser. As they debate their options, the song’s catchy chorus (“Dirty deeds done dirt cheap”) provides a humorous counterpoint to their serious discussion.

“Shoot to Kill”

Finally, we have “Shoot to Kill,” which appears in 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger.” During a montage sequence that shows Steve Rogers (played by Chris Evans) training to become Captain America, the song’s driving beat and aggressive lyrics (“Shoot to kill, aim to please”) provide a fitting backdrop for his intense physical regimen.

  • In conclusion, AC/DC’s music has played an important role in setting the tone for some of Marvel’s most memorable scenes. Whether it’s Tony Stark suiting up as Iron Man or Thor battling his way through enemies with lightning bolts flying, AC/DC’s rock anthems add an extra layer of excitement and energy.