Fully produced by Grimes, her only vocal contribution to this song is the maniacal screams. The rapper you hear is female Taiwanese rhymer Aristophanes, who was spotted by Grimes' boyfriend on SoundCloud.
Aristophanes raps here in the Mandarin dialect of the Chinese language. The hook translates into English as "If you can't scream then swallow it down."
Grimes shot the song's music video with her iPhone while on tour.
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.
"Pretty In Pink" by Psychedelic Furs was released in 1981. Five years later, it inspired a movie of the same name starring Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy and Jon Cryer. The song was remixed for the re-release to have more Pop appeal.