Viral Videos: AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’ Like You’ve Never Heard Before

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The rock band AC/DC has achieved something that few other bands in the history of music could even hope to achieve. Cross-genre music is one thing, but AC/DC’s music has not crossed into other genres, they have brought other music genres to them. Their song, Thunderstruck, has been going viral, but not their version of the song. It has been redone with banjos and spoons, cellos and even bagpipes.

Check out the great covers of AC/DC’s Thunderstruck! But first, THE ORIGINAL:

Now what could be more different than these rock legends? How about some banjo-pickin’ rednecks right out of the movie Deliverance? The Finnish country/bluegrass band Steve ‘n’ Seagulls, complete with riding lawnmowers, the playing of spoons and an accordion will blow your mind!

It’s one thing for a band, even of a different music genre, to cover a tune like Thunderstruck, but how about just two guys… with cellos. Yes, CHELLOS the gigantic violins, fiddles to some, on steroids! The duo, known as 2CELLOS, are Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser. Watch this classic AC/DC song go powdered wig, high society. There are no words to describe what you are about to see.

Now, if hillbilly banjos and classical cellists haven’t completely blown your mind, then picture this… ONE MAN, in a leather kilt, playing Thunderstruck all alone with nothing more than flame-belching bagpipes. Have you got that picture in your head? You won’t believe it until you see it! Enter The BadPiper!

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and if that is indeed the case, then AC/DC should be thoroughly flattered by this epic display across music genres and around the globe. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go back and watch them all again!

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