This is the second single from British alternative rock band Bombay Bicycle Club's third album, A Different Kind of Fix. It was released on October 17, 2011.
Jack Steadman, who is the band's frontman and main songwriter, wrote the song during a ferry trip on a laptop using the keyboard to tap in all the notes. He found himself singing bits in falsetto, which on the recording are sung by folk singer and friend of the band Liz Rose.
Steadman told NME: "A lot of people seem to think it's very 'Ibiza' influenced. It's got very ambient choir samples on it, and a very '70s disco guitar line."
The video was created as a result of a competition in which aspiring filmakers were given the opportunity to create the official promo video for the track. This winning clip shows couples dancing in the evening sunshine in Mrida, Mexico.
Angus Young created the distinctive opening guitar part for "Thuderstruck" by playing with all the strings taped up, except the B. He learned the studio trick from his older brother George Young, who was the rhythm guitarist for The Easybeats.