AC/DC released "Thunderstruck" in 1990 as the lead single off the album The Razor's Edge . It peaked at #5 on the US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
Angus Young talked about how the song came together in the liner notes of the 2003 re-release of the album:
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 that. We fiddled about with it for a few months before everything fell into place. Lyrically, it was really just a case of finding a good title ... We came up with this thunder thing, based on our favorite childhood toy ThunderStreak , and it seemed to have a good ring to it. AC/DC = Power. That's the basic idea.
Every person in the audience for the music video was given a T-shirt to wear through filming that said "AC/DC I was Thunderstruck" with the date printed on the back. What a cool keepsake!
AC/DC "Thunderstruck" 1990
Recently a dad posted a video on Youtube of his baby's cover of "Thunderstruck." He took video of his baby making baby noises and banging on stuff for a whole year and then edited all the clips together to make this adorable cover of "Thunderstruck" for us all to enjoy.