Throwback Thursday: AC/DC – Thunderstruck


I think it’s fair to say that AC/DC have been in the news a little bit lately… The departure of Brian Johnson from the band sent shockwaves around the music industry. It was an announcement which transcended rock, the lead singer of one of the most popular and most beloved bands on the planet was walking away for health reasons. (I’m sure you all know the story by now)

Then just as the world was starting to come to terms with that bombshell, it turned out the rumours were true; Axl Rose is going to front AC/DC. To say that the debate over the rights and wrongs of this decision has been furious would be the mother of all understatements. Personally I really think that this one could go either way. I don’t see there being any middle ground, the shows will turn out to be a roaring success or an unmitigated disaster. I think either of those things is equally possible.

All of this led to me to realise a bit of an oversight on my part. AC/DC have never featured on Throwback Thursday. I’m not entirely sure how I manged that but I will now put it right.

Asking any rock fan to pick their favourite AC/DC track is like asking a parent to pick their favourite child. Honestly, if you asked me this question once a day for a week I’d probably give you 7 different answers. So for no real rhyme or reason today I’m going with Thunderstruck.

Like many of the band’s classic songs the intro and the main riff are just iconic, while Johnson’s trademark vocal is full of energy and snap. Taken from the album The Razors Edge the song was released in September 1990 and charted at number 13 in the UK before going on to become one of the band’s most popular tracks.

It is absolutely impossible to listen to this song quietly, so off you go… you know what to do.

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