Thunder (Boys Like Girls song)

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Single by Boys Like Girls
from the album Boys Like Girls
Released May 6, 2008 (United States)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:57
Label Columbia/Red Ink
Songwriter(s) Martin Johnson
Boys Like Girls singles chronology
"The Great Escape"
"Love Drunk"
"The Great Escape"
"Love Drunk"

"Thunder" is the third single taken from Boys Like Girls' eponymous debut album.

This song was released as an acoustic version first, before it appeared on the band's first album, and over 2 years before the song's official single release. It impacted to radio on May 6, 2008.[1] The band first posted the radio remix of the song on their Myspace profile on March 11, 2008. It was the first song Boys Like Girls ever wrote and was written about Martin's high school sweetheart. Despite its poor performance in charts compared to their previous singles, it was certified Gold by RIAA the same week "Hero/Heroine" went Gold.

There are two version of this song, one version where Johnson sings alone and another version where Donahue sings some lines and does some back up vocals.

The song was included on the 29th edition of the Now That's What I Call Music! series and the first soundtrack album of the series, iCarly.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Thunder" (Album version) - 3:57
  2. "Thunder" (Radio Mix/Single version) - 3:57
  3. "Thunder" (Acoustic Version) - 4:02

Music video[edit]

It was released on June 20, 2008 and premiered on FNMTV. The music video shows a group of friends, in which there are couples hanging out. The music video starts with the band playing, and then moves on to a group friends along with Boys Like Girls members going to a restaurant to eat and starts having a food fight, with intervals of the band playing. The friends then go a field, where they drink and laugh. The friends then start making a human pyramid, but fail. The couples start hanging out alone and making out. From this on, the band is shown playing in the rain. The friends are then shown going to a swimming pool and start swimming, with a couple making out underwater. They then run through a carpark and stand by the railings to see the sunrise. The couples are then making out again, and the music video ends with the band leaving their instruments.

The music video "Thunder" was filmed in Cerritos, California, a suburb in southeast Los Angeles county. The video was shot in many different locations throughout Cerritos, which include: the Tall Mouse Crafts store off South Street and Carmenita Road, Jack's Restaurant on Carmenita and South Street, Cerritos Park East Park/Rec Center off Ironbark Drive and 166th Street, Cerritos Park East Swim Center off 166th Street and Carmenita, and a commercial parking structure off Towne Center Drive and Park Plaza Drive near the Cerritos Towne Center and across the street from the Cerritos Millennium Library. They first started on YouTube and then came a big hit for teenagers.

The main location where the band is seen playing in the street is Droxford St. and Pinewood Circle, a cul-de-sac in Cerritos.




Chart (2008) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 76
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[4] 21


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