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“Jailbreak” is a song by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It is the ninth and final track of their third Australian album Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, released in September 1976. It was written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Bon Scott, at the Grafton Basketball stadium in the northern New South Wales town of Grafton during a soundcheck in 1975.
It was first released as a single in Australia and the UK in mid-1976, with the non-album track “Fling Thing” as its B-side. The single was re-issued in the UK in 1980 with a picture sleeve (see photo).
As “Jailbreak” was only included on the Australian version of Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, and not on its international counterpart, it did not see a release in the United States, Canada, and Japan until October 1984 as part of the international ’74 Jailbreak EP. A promo-only single, with “Show Business” as its B-side, was released to radio stations in the US at the time.
“Jailbreak” was included on the 1992 AC/DC live album Live: 2 CD…