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AC/DC

Thunderstruck

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“Thunderstruck” is the first song on the 1990 AC/DC album The Razors Edge. The song peaked at number No. 5 on U.S. the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks. It was released as a single in Germany, Australia, and Japan. The song is said to be inspired by lead guitarist Angus Young’s hair-raising experience when a plane he was on was struck by lightning. Another theory states that the song was conceived when the band watched a Combined Arms Livefire EXercise (CALFEX) at Ft. Hood. The band was so impressed by the M1A1 tank that they wrote a song about it. However, Angus Young was later to say that it “started off from a little trick I had on guitar. I played it to Mal and he said ‘Oh, I’ve got a good rhythm idea that will sit well in the back.‘ We built the song up from... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Yeah yeah yeah, thunderstruck ... Thunderstruck, yeah, yeah, yeah ... You've been thunderstruck

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Most votes come from Greece, United States, Germany, Netherlands, France, Spain, Canada, Australia, Norway, and Austria.

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