Top Ten Rock Songs Featuring Thunder

Gg2000
Sorry about the recent lack of new lists; I've felt the need to reduce my activity here lately. Anyways, this list is about rock songs that feature thunder as a sound effect. Please don't add non-rock items to the list. With that established, feel free to add more songs; if you do, please tell me where the thunder can be heard in the song.

The Top Ten

1 Riders On the Storm - The Doors

There are thunder sounds spread out throughout the whole song. I think it's the perfect way of setting up the ambience of the tune. - Gg2000

Really great first choice. Love this song. - Britgirl

2 November Rain - Guns N Roses

Another really famous example. The thunder can be heard at the beginning and end of the song. - Gg2000

3 Love Reign O'er Me - The Who

The thunder sounds can be heard at the beginning of the song. It's the last song on Quadrophenia, where the lead character Jimmy sits on a rock in the middle of the sea and contemplates his life. - Gg2000

4 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

The thunder and rain can be heard at the beginning, while a bell tolls softly in the distance. - Gg2000

5 Dead On Time - Queen

The thunder comes in at the end, right before Freddie says the last two words. In the liner notes for the album, they included the phrase "Thunderbolt courtesy of God". - Gg2000

6 Uncle Albert - Admiral Halsey - Paul McCartney

There's thunder and rain in the middle of "Uncle Albert". - Gg2000

7 Say What You Mean, Pt. 1 & 2 - The Moody Blues

Near the end of the song, following the line "And the raw exquisite ecstasy rushes in", there is a thunderclap. It's very striking. - Crwth

8 South Side of the Sky - Yes

There's a lot of wind noise and thunder at the beginning of the piece. - Gg2000

9 We Walk - R.E.M.

The thunder sounds are subdued throughout the whole song. You can hear it most prominently towards the end. - Gg2000

10 Rainy Day in June - The Kinks

There are sounds of thunder throughout the song. Ray Davies originally wanted the songs on the album to be bridged together by sound effects, but Pye Records objected to this. Nonetheless, three of the songs (including this one) still retain their sound effects. - Gg2000

The Contenders

11 Burnin' Sky - Bad Company

The thunder occurs at the beginning and the end of the song. - Gg2000

12 Thunder and Lightning - Thin Lizzy

There's a thunder sound at the beginning and the end of the song - Metal_Treasure

13 We Come Out at Night - Avenged Sevenfold

In the last minute.

14 Thunderstruck - AC/DC

There's no actual thunder in Thunderstruck. Unless it's buried in the mix to the point where you can't hear it. - Gg2000

15 Raining Blood - Slayer
16 Jesus Chorou - Racionais MC'S
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Top Remixes

1. Riders On the Storm - The Doors
2. November Rain - Guns N Roses
3. Love Reign O'er Me - The Who
Gg2000
1. Riders On the Storm - The Doors
2. Love Reign O'er Me - The Who
3. Say What You Mean, Pt. 1 & 2 - The Moody Blues
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