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Malcolm Turnbull Couldn’t Name An AC/DC Song When Asked Which Is His Favourite

Written by Tom Williams on November 20, 2017

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has struggled to name any AC/DC songs after being asked which of the band’s Aussie rock classics is his favourite.

Speaking on Triple M Brisbane this morning just days after AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young passed away at the age of 64, Turnbull was asked what his favourite AC/DC song is, but paused awkwardly before struggling to name any Acca Dacca tunes.

“Ah, well tell me, what’s your favourite AC/DC song?” Turnbull replied, before Triple M Breakfast hosts Marto, Ed and Robin rattled off names like ‘It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)’ and ‘Highway To Hell’.

The hosts eventually said ‘Barbie Girl’ as a joke, poking fun at the PM’s clear lack of Acca Dacca knowledge.

“Run through a few more,” Turnbull said, before abruptly going off course in an attempt to cover himself.

“My favourite song from that era is Mental [As Anything]’s ‘If You Leave Me Can I Come Too?’,” he said. “But I’m very romantic and that’s the old romantic in me.”

Well that was awkward…

Turnbull’s awkward AC/DC gaffe — which you can listen to below — has since shaken Twitter all day long…

Turnbull isn’t the only public figure that’s had an Acca Dacca-related slip up since the death of Malcolm Young. Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper has been copping heat over a headline on its front page which called the late AC/DC rhythm guitarist an ā€œAce Of Bassā€.

Malcolm Young died on Saturday after suffering from dementia. Since his death, the likes of Dave Grohl, Ozzy Osbourne and Paul Stanley have all paid tribute to the late rocker, who helped co-found AC/DC back in 1973.

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