One reason why AC/DC has remained popular for such a long time is because there’s nothing phony about them. They play hard rock, they play it loud, and they make no apologies. That attitude can be found in all of their songs and also all of their videos. The video for What Do You Do For Money Honey, like most of their videos, is a simple performance clip because AC/DC doesn’t need to do anything extra to rock you.
This song is from Back In Black, their first album after the death of lead singer Bon Scott. After Scott’s death, the band came close to disbanding but were encouraged to stay together by Scott’s parents, who insisted that Scott would not have wanted his death to be the end of AC/DC. Brian Johnson was subsequently brought in to replace Scott and the rest is history. In What Do You Do For Money Honey, Johnson is singing to an unseen woman who avoids having to work by sleeping with older, wealthy men.
The song may not be as well-known as Highway to Hell but it’s still AC/DC rocking out as only they can.