A live radio segment featuring Malcolm Turnbull ended in embarrassment for the Prime Minister after he failed to name a single song by legendary rock band AC/DC.
Following the news of the death of the Australian band’s co-founder Malcolm Young on Saturday, Triple M’s Marto, Ed and Robin asked the politician for his favourite AC/DC song.
Instead of admitting that he couldn’t think of any AC/DC songs, Turnbull said his favourite was ‘If You Leave Me Can I Come Too?’.
But there was one problem – ‘If You Leave Me Can I Come Too?’ is a 1981 hit by the band Mental as Anything.
Malcolm Turnbull couldn’t name any AC/DC songs during a live radio interview with Triple M
When asked for the name of his favourite song by AC/DC (pictured) Turnbull couldn’t name one
‘Have you got a favourite AC/DC song? We’ve been doing a lot of reflecting this morning,’ Ed asked the Prime Minister.
‘Ah… Well tell me, give me… What’s your favourite AC/DC song?’ he asks, digging for more examples. ‘Run through a few more?’
The hosts even tried to help him out on the Monday morning segment, naming their own favourites including ‘Long Way To The Top’, ‘Highway To Hell’ and ‘Black in Black’.
Even though he’d been given three possible answers, Turnbull said that his favourite from ‘from that era’ was ‘If You Leave Me Can I Come Too?’
‘I’m very romantic… That’s the old romantic in me,’ he said of his song choice, before ending the interview a few seconds later.
Triple M’s Marto, Ed and Robin offered the names of some AC/DC tunes during the interview
Turnbull’s favorite song is apparently ‘If You Leave Me Can I Come Too?’ by Mental as Anything
People flocked to social media to mercilessly roast Turnbull over his poor AC/DC knowledge
Predictably, people flocked to social media to mercilessly roast Turnbull over his poor AC/DC knowledge.
‘Imagine going onto Triple M BRISBANE without a working knowledge of at least ONE acca dacca tune!’ tweeted one person in disbelief.
Another suggested that Australia amend the constitution so that ‘any person who cannot name a sinde acca dacca song…shall be incapable of being chosen or of sitting as a senator or a member of the House of Representatives’.
Turnbull was also ridiculed on Twitter for his ‘man cave’ during the Socceroos Honduras game
This latest round of mockery comes just a week after he was ridiculed on Twitter for his ‘man cave’.
Turnbull’s official Prime Ministerial Twitter account posted a picture of him ‘watching the Socceroos get the job done’ last week, and people immediately made fun of his for his ‘poor excuse’ for a man cave.
One Twitter commentator suggested the PM could afford a better TV set-up, only to receive the reply ‘that’s what happens when you spend $122 million on a survey’ — a direct sledge at the cost of the same-sex marriage poll.
Another offered to lend Turnbull a television so that he could properly enjoy the World Cup.
Hundreds took to social media to mock the Prime Minister’s ‘man cave’ pic posted on Twitter
Malcolm Turnbull, a huge Socceroos fan, was mocked for watching the game in his ‘man cave’
Malcolm Young (left) with his brother Angus (right) are two founding members of AC/DC
The Legendary Australian guitarist and AC/DC co-founder Young died aged 64 last weekend, just a few weeks after his brother George Young passed away at 70.
Known for the powerhouse riffs and rhythm guitar that propelled the Sydney group to superstardom, Young had been suffering from dementia for the past three years.
He was replaced by nephew Stevie for the band’s last tour promoting the 2014 album Rock Or Bust.
Legendary Australian guitarist and AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young (pictured) died aged 64
Malcolm’s older brother George Young (pictured) died aged 70 on October 23 of this year