Touch Too Much

"Touch Too Much" is a song by the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It was released on their 1979 album Highway to Hell, their last with lead vocalist Bon Scott, who died the following year.

"Touch Too Much"
Version with photo reversed.
Single by AC/DC
from the album Highway to Hell
B-side"Live Wire" (live), "Shot Down in Flames" (live)
Released1979 (as album track)
1980 (single)
GenreHard rock
6:34 (Original version)
Songwriter(s)Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon Scott
Producer(s)Robert John "Mutt" Lange
AC/DC singles chronology
"Girls Got Rhythm"
"Touch Too Much"
"You Shook Me All Night Long"
Music video
"Touch Too Much" on YouTube


The song was performed by Scott and AC/DC on BBC music show Top of the Pops, 12 days before his death. This episode, dated 7 February 1980, was repeated by BBC Four on 19 February 2015, the 35th anniversary of Scott's death.

The band had earlier recorded another song with vastly different words and music entitled "Touch Too Much", but the song was never released. That track would eventually see the light of day in 1997 when it was included in Volts, part of the band's Bonfire box set.

The cover of the single in many territories was released with the band photograph flipped horizontally, incorrectly showing the Youngs and bassist Cliff Williams as playing left-handed.

The music video was live rehearsal performance from If You Want Blood Tour 1978-1979, along with "Walk All Over You" on the Family Jewels DVD compilation.

Prior to joining AC/DC on the Rock or Bust World Tour, Axl Rose said this was his favourite AC/DC song. The song was first performed live on 22 May 2016 in Prague.[1]

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (1980) Peak
German Singles Chart 13
UK Singles Chart 29
French Singles Chart[2] 34


Cover versionsEdit


  1. ^ "Watch AC/DC Perform 'Touch Too Much' With Axl Rose". Ultimate Classic Rock.
  2. ^ "InfoDisc : Les Tubes de chaque Artiste commençant par A". Retrieved 8 June 2021.