Thunder (East 17 song)

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Single by East 17
from the album Up All Night
B-side "E-17 - Overture Medley"
Released23 October 1995 (1995-10-23) [1]
Label London
Songwriter(s) Tony Mortimer
Producer(s) Ian Curnow, Phil Harding, Rob Kean, Martimer
East 17 singles chronology
"Hold My Body Tight"
"Do U Still?"

"Thunder" is a song recorded by English boy band East 17, released as the first single from their third album, Up All Night (1995), on 23 October 1995. It achieved success in many countries, including Belgium (Wallonia), Germany, Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Switzerland and the UK, where it was a top-10 hit.


Critical reception

British magazine Music Week rated the song three out of five, writing, "A bland, lyrically-lacking rehash of all the elements which has made East 17 so successful. But it's catchy enough to create a stir." [2]

Track listings

  1. "Thunder" (Radio Edit) – 4:16
  2. "E-17 - Overture Medley" * (Live Steam Tour '95) – 9:28
  1. "Thunder" (Radio Edit)
  2. "E-17 - Overture Medley" (Live Steam Tour '95)
  3. "Thunder" (Video Mix)
  4. "Thunder" (Lightning Mix)
  1. "Thunder" (Radio Edit) – 4:16
  2. "E-17 - Overture Medley" * (Live Steam Tour '95) – 9:28

* Contains "Let It Rain", "Stay Another Day", "House of Love", "Gold", "It's Alright", "Be There"


Charts and certifications

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