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Big Balls

by

AC/DC



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The title is a sexual play on words. The lyrics describe a cocktail ball, but there is obviously a double meaning.
AC/DC takes the music much more seriously than the lyrics to most of their songs. They often rattle off humorous lyrics so as not to be taken too seriously. Chuck Berry is a major influence on their lyrical style. He wrote many songs with highly suggestive lyrics, but presented them in a comical way so they did not seem offensive (see "My Ding-a-Ling").
Radio stations sometimes play the song together with "Rocker" because it's right after this on the album and the song starts up right away. Radio DJs just let the next song play since both the songs are short. (thanks, Nick - Paramus, NJ)
An AC/DC tribute band from Norway and another from Texas are called Big Balls. (thanks, Brett - Edmonton, Canada)
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Comments (50):

They weren't "trying to be glam rock" when they made this song, it's just a goofy song, with goofy lyrics. The lyrics wouldn't work if it was a hard-rocking song.
- Zero, Nowhere, NJ
Heard this song on The Dr. Demento Show back in 1980.One of the funniest & rockin'est songs ever!.I miss Bon Scott!
- Michael, santa cruz, CA
my brother got the cd for xmas but what i dont understand is why did they change the cover the old one is and was the best
- clarese, cooma, Australia
well i went onto lyrics mania and it says they say bollacks knackers bollacks knackers e.t.c
- clarese, cooma, Australia
although Bon was a drummer, just not for AC/DC.
- Lily, los angeles, CA
I've always been under the impression that at the end, they're singing, "Bollocks, knackers" over 'n' over.
- Aaraon, Dallas, TX
"The social pages say I've got the biggest balls of all"

Absolute gold right there.
- Adeline, Santa Clara, CA
Ummm....I've always though that the ending chorus was "BALL SUCKIN'...BALL SUCKIN'...BALL SUCKIN'," but I've also been told that I have a wonderfully filthy mind.
- Serra, Santa Fe, NM
The first time I heard this song, it was on a Christmas compilation (that's COMMMM-pilation), and it was introduced as "Jingle Ball". After I picked my jaw off the floor, I laughed like crazy. Gotta love flat-out innuendo.
- Karen, Manchester, NH
My fav. line, 'And I'm just itchin to tell you about them!'
- Luke, Dayton, OH
I think at the end they yell "Boomshaka, Boomshaka!" that's what it sounds like to me.
- Tom, Buffalo, NY
The other meaning for "big balls" is "great bravery"
- Cyberpope, Richmond, Canada
Well I must say that I always hear something along the lines of 'Balls, Bollocks' repeated and repeated. But I am not 100% sure or anything, that's just what I always hear...
- Saff, Melbourne, Australia
Can anyone tell me what they sing at the end? I have heard it is BACK AND FORTH BACK AND FORTH... but other sites claim other lyrics. Anyone have definitive answers?
- James, Ottawa, ON
The innuendos are amazing, it's perfect. ^_^ It kind of scared me when my AP teacher had it memorized, but I had to remind myself he was 14 when it came out.
- Dekkun, Anonymous-ville, HI
Yeah, this is juvenile, obvious, and nasty.
And I LOVE it!
And that opening ascending/descending guitar riff...
When I was still in high school, we would pantomime with our arms hung down, our hands in fists, banging them against each other in rhythm to that riff, as if our fists were, well, balls.
AC/DC have always been about good rather naughty fun, and this is one of many of their songs that step well beyond the definition of suggestive, instead charging directly into offensive.
I also get a huge kick out of Bon's exaggerated his Aussie accent to the utmost.
I always liked that vocal sneer he used on all of his songs, even on the much mellower "Ride On."
- oldpink, New Castle, IN
The way the opening riff goes down and up and down kind of reminds me of the music from Phantom of the Opera.
- Marissa, Akron, OH
"My balls are always bouncing to the left and to the right. It's my belief that my big balls should be held every night."
Now that is damn funny. I can't listen to this song with a straight face.
- G, Potomac, MD
Bon's accent while reciting the lyrics is great on this one!
- David, Mayag├╝ez, Puerto Rico
This is a very strange song. I like it!
- Austin, Seminole, FL
This is probably my worst guilty pleasure. Makes me crack up every time I hear it. Then it'll get stuck in my head for the rest of the day and I'm singing it under my breath . . . "What the heck are you singing?" Don't ask!


Love ya, Bon!
- Bess, San Diego, CA
BUT WE'VE GOT THE BIGGEST BALLS OF THEM ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Charles, Somewhere in, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The lord of the manor was really the Cook from South Park. He served Salty Chocolate Balls at his big balls. Lemme tell ya, that takes...
- MusicMama, New York, NY
This was Bon at his song-lyric-writing best so far (1976) with his double meanings and play on words- just like The Jack- though the live version, not the studio version.
Both dirty and right out with it!
Love this song- freaking genius!!
He was never afraid to show us his Big Balls
- selina, Perth, Australia
Balls can mean either a. "a round plaything", b. testicles, or c. a party... In this instance "big balls" is written through the eys of a lord of the manor who holds huge parties for his friends ("he's got big balls, they';ve got big balls but I've got the biggest balls of them all") and they wrote it with innuendo in mind
- Luke, Manchester, England
hold up. Bon Scott was their chauffeur first. not their drummer.
- tony, escondido, CA
I have been listening to AC/DC for many years. They are the greatest group,ever.i liked them even with dave evans(their first singer)I have been doing my research on AC/DC,I've learned that Bon Scott was their first drummer,then he picked up on their wanting to find another sin-ger,I even learned that George Young,was their first bass player,thank you AC/DC.
- ken morrison, san antonio, TX
I love this song. It is so funny. Bon Scott was soooo cool. AC/DC forever!!!
- Shannan, Wilmington, DE
This is such a fun song; first time I heard it was at my mom's work (was listening to it on the radio). I had the radio up pretty loud, and when I figured out what it was about, I practically snapped my neck rushing to the radio to turn the sound down...Lol.
- VooDooCat, Zimbabwe, United States
This song is pretty funny. Also Bob Rivers did a version about Randy Johnson.
- Devon, Westerville, OH
a classic novelty song! hilarious :D
- Phil, Niagara Falls, Canada
Though it is funny, I mean look at the title, the gang shouting chorus makes this a great song, but AC/DC's harder material is much better. I mean this is not hard. This is when AC/DC were trying to be a glam rock band. Anyways AC/DC rock!
- AC/DC_misfit, Millmerran, Australia
This is a hilarious song. There is an obvious ballrom context to this song but the blend of high-class snobbiness and vulgarity is what makes it so amusing. Kudos to AC/DC for singing about their unmentionables. In their early days in Australia the Sydney tabloids annointed them the title of the dirtiest band in town.
- Billy, Boston, MA
My High school tennis teem seriously considered using this for our highlights clip in the school vidio yearbook, however someone higher up nipped it in the bud
- Jerry, Boston, MA
I find this song to be incredibly addictive. I must listen to it everyday or I would probably drop dead.
- Andrew, Raleigh, NC
This is hardly a Pointless song. it includes the ideas of Drugs, Parties and Sex. The three pillars of AC/DC all in one song. Come on guys. Listen to the song. The literall: Party, or get smashed. The Subliterall: Sex. The Biliterall: Drugs, most likely dope or speed. These were what they sing about all the time.
- Stephen, Steamboat, CO
Why does almost every comment I read on this site have people either talking about what the 'meaning' of the lyrics are or how high or what drugs they were on when they wrote or recorded it,just enjoy the f**ckn music man,that's what it's all about.People read too much into things,especially Americans.P.S.-AC/DC were probably drinking either tea or alcohol,they are a drinking band.
- Andrew, Toronto
uh satires are supposed to be clever and hard to notice...this is just an all-out mockery. You would have to be incredibly stupid not to get the references here.
- Matt, Millbrae, CA
One of the best satires i have ever heard........
My apologies to Britons but its a comment upon their snobbish attitude.......Scott is jus a genius at wat he has done here (Remember Stiff upper lip)another one of his satires...
- vijay, New delhi, India
in college we had this friend who would only listen to hip-hop and we were trying to get him to appreciate rock too. we had no success until we played this song and he about died laughing. and he liked the music! so i'll always remember this song.
- kelly, los angeles, CA
wish I went to that school. everyone's emo here :(
- Josh, Las Vegas, NV
its a fun piece of song and playin' with lyrics but its not really a seriously one of the best anyway.
- cyd, sin city, Finland
This is an awesome song the way that they manage to take such a comical song and make it seem so serious with the music, it is almost convincing in the way that Ronald (Bon) Scott talks that he is a high class gentleman that likes attending "balls". But after a few seconds you catch on and you just gut yourself. By the way Jester that sounds like an awesome school. Im sure I'd fit in well there AC/DC is my #1. ROCK ON!!!!!
- Ben, Perth, Canada
AC/DC rocks inside out side and out loud. every one at my school is an AC/DC fan. if you say that they suck or you wished that they would die then you jumped after school or you get the S*#t beat out of you.

- Jester
- Jester, folsom, CA
oooh... balls, haha who ever said this was a guilty pleasure is , how you say, ..... different , this song isn't only "pleasureable", it is a great song, even if it was written about a horny 13 year old.
- Lulu, Cardiff, CA
This song was a guilty pleasure of mine back when I was 11. My neighbor used to play it for me, and I thought it was about the male anatomy.
- Gerald, Stockton, CA
bon scott's wife asked him to dedicate a song after her. So he wrote "She's got Balls", then she divorced him. i know its not this song i just though yall would like to know
- bob, la, England
lol this song is great!!!! omg so funny and pointless. I heard that they were totally high when the wrote it AND recorded it.
- Shana, Pembroke, Canada
first song i ever heard by them love it
- joe, denver, CO
funny song. riff kinda reminds me of "stand by me"
- paul, concord, NH
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