In a Songfacts interview
, Alger explained that this tune inspired a big country hit he wrote with Garth Brooks: "The Thunder Rolls
." Brooks was listening to "Like A Hurricane," and got inspired when he heard the lyric, "But in my heart there's a thunder rollin'." Said Alger: "He came in and said, 'What if we write a song about somebody who's cheating on his wife, and every time he does it, the thunder rolls.' And I kind of laughed."