Thunderstruck Lyrics - AC/DC


Thunderstruck is the iconic opening track from AC/DC's 1990 album, The Razors Edge. It's electrifying anthem rock with a pulse-pounding riff and Brian Johnson's signature raspy vocals. The song became a staple of classic rock radio and a cornerstone of AC/DC's live performances.


[Intro]
Thunder, ah
Thunder, ah
Thunder, ah
Thunder, ah
Thunder, ah
Thunder, ah
Thunder, ah
Thunder, ah
Thunder, ah
Thunder, ah


Explanation of Intro
The song opens with a repeated chant of "Thunder," instantly setting the mood. It's a powerful declaration, promising an electrifying experience.


[Verse 1]
I was caught in the middle of a railroad track (Thunder)
I looked 'round and I knew there was no turning back (Thunder)
My mind raced and I thought, what could I do? (Thunder)
And I knew there was no help, no help from you (Thunder)
Sound of the drums beating in my heart
The thunder of guns tore me apart


Explanation of Verse 1
The first verse throws us into a dangerous situation. The narrator is stuck on railroad tracks, facing an unstoppable force. The constant repetition of "thunder" reinforces the image of relentless power.


[Refrain]
You've been - thunderstruck


Explanation of Refrain
The simple yet powerful refrain, "You've been thunderstruck," crystallizes the song's core theme. It describes the experience of being hit by a mighty, almost supernatural force.


[Verse 2]
Went down the highway, broke the limit, we hit the town
Went through to Texas, Yeah, Texas, and we had some fun
We met some girls, some dancers who gave a good time
Broke all the rules, played all the fools
Yeah-yeah, they, they, they blew our minds
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Explanation of Verse 2
The second verse takes a sharp turn, shifting to a wild road trip and a night of raucous partying. But even here, the lyrics hint that the revelers were "thunderstruck" by the intensity of the night, their minds blown by the experience.


[Pre-Chorus]
I was shaking at the knees
Could I come again please?
Yeah, the ladies were too kind


Explanation of Pre-Chorus
Despite the potential danger, the narrator yearns for another "thunderstruck" moment. This pre-chorus highlights the allure and intoxicating power of the central theme.


[Chorus]
You've been - thunderstruck, thunderstruck
Yeah-yeah-yeah, thunderstruck
Oh, thunderstruck
Yeah


Explanation of Chorus
The chorus explodes with the repeated chant of "Thunderstruck," driving home the theme and unleashing a surge of raw energy and excitement. It's the song's climax.


[Bridge 1]
I was shaking at the knees
Could I come again please?
Yow


Explanation of Bridge 1
The first bridge echoes the narrator's desire for another "thunderstruck" encounter, further solidifying the song's focus.


[Instrumental Break]


Explanation of Instrumental Break
This section lets the music shine. A scorching guitar solo showcases the band's technical prowess and adds another layer of intensity.


[Guitar Solo]


Explanation of Guitar Solo
Angus shreds in "Thunderstruck's" solo. Blazing riffs and soaring melodies showcase his skill. It's a high-octane display that builds intensity, letting the music take the lead and amplify the song's power.


[Chorus]
Thunderstruck, thunderstruck
Yeah-yeah-yeah, thunderstruck
Thunderstruck, yeah, yeah, yeah
Said


Explanation of Chorus
The chorus explodes with the repeated chant of "Thunderstruck," driving home the theme and unleashing a surge of raw energy and excitement. It's the song's climax.


[Bridge 2]
Yeah, it's alright
We're doing fine
Yeah, it's alright
We're doing fine, so fine


Explanation of Bridge 2
The second bridge suggests a change. The narrator and his companions seem to have found comfort in the "thunderstruck" experience. They're "doing fine" now, able to handle the intensity of these encounters.


[Chorus]
Thunderstruck, yeah-yeah-yeah
Thunderstruck, thunderstruck, thunderstruck
Whoa, baby, baby (Thunderstruck)
You've been thunderstruck, thunderstruck
Thunderstruck, thunderstruck
You've been thunderstruck


Explanation of Chorus
The final chorus brings the song to a powerful close. The relentless chant of "Thunderstruck" reiterates the central theme, leaving a lasting impression of raw power and exhilarating experience.
OVERALL
AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" is a high-energy rock anthem that electrifies listeners with its pounding rhythm and Brian Johnson's signature vocals. The song opens with a powerful image of being caught on a train track, then explodes into a celebration of wild adventures, exhilarating experiences, and the overwhelming feeling of being "thunderstruck,"  whether by love, excitement, or pure rock and roll power.

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FAQ & Knowledge

ℚ. Who sang the song "Thunderstruck"?
"Thunderstruck" is sung by "AC/DC".
ℚ. Who wrote the lyrics of "Thunderstruck" song?
"Malcolm Young & Angus Young" has written the lyrics for the song "Thunderstruck".
ℚ.When was the song "Thunderstruck" released?
"Thunderstruck" song release on "24 September 1990".
ℚ.When was the last time lyrics modified for song "Thunderstruck"?
"Thunderstruck" song lyrics was modified on "21 May 2024".

About Thunderstruck

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Release Date: 24 September 1990

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