Thunder (Prince song)

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Prince thunder single.jpg
UK 12" picture disc
Single by Prince and The New Power Generation
from the album Diamonds and Pearls
B-side "Violet the Organ Grinder"
"Gett Off" (Thrust Dub)
Released June 15, 1992[1]
Format 12" single picture disc
Recorded Paisley Park Studios, December 1990 – February 1991
Genre Pop rock, New Jack Swing
Length 5:45 (Album)
3:20 (Radio Edit)
Label Paisley Park/Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s) Prince
Producer(s) Prince
Prince and The New Power Generation singles chronology
"Money Don't Matter 2 Night"
"Sexy MF"
"Money Don't Matter 2 Night"
... "Sexy MF"
Prince (UK) singles chronology
"Money Don't Matter 2 Night"
(1992) Money Don't Matter 2 Night1992
(1992) Thunder1992
"Sexy MF"
(1992) Sexy MF1992

"Thunder" is a song by Prince and The New Power Generation, from the 1991 album Diamonds and Pearls. It was issued as a limited, individually numbered 12-inch single picture disc in the UK only, and the edited version was available only on the promotional single. The lyrics can be interpreted as referring to the night Prince decided to withdraw The Black Album, when he was rumored to have suffered a bad ecstasy trip.[2] This is the first single cover to feature Mayte, sitting at the lower left.

The B-sides were previously released on the "Gett Off" maxi-single: "Violet the Organ Grinder" and "Gett Off" (Thrust Dub).

Chart performance[edit]

The song was another top 30 hit for Prince, peaking at number 28 in the UK, and continuing the moderate success of Diamonds and Pearls singles there.


Chart (1992) Peak
UK Singles Chart 28


  • Uptown: The Vault – The Definitive Guide to the Musical World of Prince: Nilsen Publishing 2004, ISBN 91-631-5482-X
  1. ^ Uptown, 2004, p. 133
  2. ^ Hahn, Alex. Possessed: The Rise and Fall of Prince. Billboard Books, 2003. ISBN 0-8230-7748-9. Page ?

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