"Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" is a song by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It is the title track and first track of their album Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, released in September 1976, and was written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Bon Scott.
It was also released as a single – first in Australia in October 1976 with "R.I.P. (Rock in Peace)" as its B-side, and then in the UK in January 1977 as a maxi-single with "Big Balls" and "The Jack" as its B-sides. Once the Dirty Deeds album was finally released in the US in 1981 the "Dirty Deeds ..." single was released there (backed by "Highway To Hell"), where it reached number four on the then-new Top Tracks chart. The song ranked No. 24 on VH1's 40 Greatest Metal Songs and in 2009 it was named the 31st best hard rock song of all time also by VH1 -- Wikipedia
The AC/DC song Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap was covered by ...
All cover versions with details (partly from Wikipedia)
- The Pontiac Brothers covered the song on their 1987 single "Be Married Song".
- Joan Jett and the Blackhearts covered it on their 1990 album "The Hit List". They also released it as a single which achieved modest chart success.
- Trixter covered it on their 1994 album "Undercovers".
- Nitocris covered it on the 1995 compilation "Fuse Box: The Alternative Tribute".
- The Disfigured covered it on their 1999 album "Prelude to Dementia".
- Lesser Known covered it on the 2000 compilation "For Those About to Rot - A Tribute to AC/DC".
- Ryker's covered it on their 2000 album "From the Cradle to the Grave".
- Hayseed Dixie covered it on their 2001 album "A Hillbilly Tribute to AC/DC".
- Kerri-anne Kennerley covered it on the 2001 album "Andrew Denton's Musical Challenge".
- The Atomic Bitchwax covered it on their 2002 EP "Spit Blood".
- Lesley Gore covered it on the 2002 compilation "When Pigs Fly: Songs You Never Thought You'd Hear".
- Thrash metal band Exodus covered it for their 2004 album "Tempo of the Damned".
- Full Blown Cherry covered it on their 2004 album "The Rock-A-Billy Tribute to AC/DC".
- The queercore band Pansy Division covered it as a parody on their 2004 album "Dirty Queers Don't Come Cheap".
- My Generation covered it on their 2006 album "The Music of AC/DC - The Hits Re-Loaded".
- The Buddha Lounge Ensemble on their 2007 album "Buddha Lounge Renditions of AC/DC".
- Graveyard BBQ cover it for their 2007 compilation "Greatest Hits, Vol.2".
- Oxymoron covered it as "Dirty Deeds" on their 2007 album "Noize Overdose".
- Swedish metal band Wolf covered it on the 2010 compilation "The Metal Forge Volume Two (A Tribute To AC/DC)".
- Night Ranger covered it on the 2011 iTunes "Somewhere In California" (Bonus Track).
- Honky covered it on the 2013 compilation "Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be: A Tribute to AC/DC".