"Thunderstruck" highlights chart action after the rhythm guitarist, who retired from AC/DC in 2014, died Nov. 18.
Following the death of AC/DC co-founder and longtime rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young on Nov. 18, the band makes a notable showing on Billboard's rock charts dated Dec. 9, including landing six entries on the Hot Rock Songs survey.
1990's "Thunderstruck" bows at No. 6 on Hot Rock Songs (which, like the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, allows older songs to chart if in the top half of the ranking and have a significant new reason behind multi-metric gains). The track debuts with 6,000 downloads sold (up 73 percent) and 4.1 million U.S. streams (up 33 percent) in the week ending Nov. 23, according to Nielsen Music. It rises 4-3 on Hard Rock Digital Song Sales and re-enters Rock Streaming Songs at No. 9, marking just the third week that AC/DC has appeared on the latter chart.