Thunder In My Heart

Album: Thunder In My Heart (1977)
Charted: 1 38


  • This became a UK #1 hit in 2006 when it was remixed by DJ Meck (Craig Dimech), who found a vinyl copy of Sayer's original in a Los Angeles record store and decided to turn it into a dance mix. DJs like Fatboy Slim started playing the track, unaware that it was a Sayer song.
  • After a sting of hits in the '70s and '80s, Sayer faced bankruptcy when his albums stopped selling and he emigrated to Australia. This helped revive his career.
  • Sayer gave his blessing for the remix. In the London Times, February 13, 2006, he said: "He's changed it completely, yet kept all of its integrity. They said I'd be the kiss of death. All those DJs wouldn't touch the thing with a barge pole." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for above 3

Comments: 2

  • Elia from Oswestry, WalesJust terrific, great remix too!!
  • Nelson from MelbourneGreat track this, tremendously underrated. Meck remixed this song in 2006 and called it 'Thunder In My Heart Again'.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Actors With Hit SongsMusic Quiz

Many actors have attempted music, but only a few have managed a hit. Do you know which of these thespians charted?

Allen Toussaint - "Southern Nights"They're Playing My Song

A song he wrote and recorded from "sheer spiritual inspiration," Allen's didn't think "Southern Nights" had hit potential until Glen Campbell took it to #1 two years later.

Billy Joe ShaverSongwriter Interviews

The outlaw country icon talks about the spiritual element of his songwriting and his Bob Dylan mention.

Loudon Wainwright IIISongwriter Interviews

"Dead Skunk" became a stinker for Loudon when he felt pressure to make another hit - his latest songs deal with mortality, his son Rufus, and picking up poop.

History Of RockSong Writing

An interview with Dr. John Covach, music professor at the University of Rochester whose free online courses have become wildly popular.

Chris Frantz - "Genius of Love"They're Playing My Song

Chris and his wife Tina were the rhythm section for Talking Heads when they formed The Tom Tom Club. "Genius of Love" was their blockbuster, but David Byrne only mentioned it once.