Thunder Island (song)

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"Thunder Island"
Thunder Island - Jay Ferguson.jpg
Single by Jay Ferguson
from the album Thunder Island
B-side "Magic Moment"
ReleasedOctober 1977
Genre Soft rock
Length4:00 (album version)
3:19 (single version)
Label Asylum
Songwriter(s) Jay Ferguson
Producer(s) Bill Szymczyk
Jay Ferguson singles chronology
"Medicated Goo"
"Thunder Island"
"Losing Control"

"Thunder Island" is the lead single off of the album Thunder Island by American musician Jay Ferguson. The song peaked at #9 on the US Billboard Hot 100 the week of April 1, 1978. [1] The recording features Joe Walsh on guitar. In Canada, it reached #8. [2]


As "Thunder Island" was Ferguson's highest-ranking song on the charts, he is sometimes tagged a one-hit wonder. However, he achieved an additional hit with the song "Shakedown Cruise" which reached #31 on the Hot 100 the week of June 23, 1979. [1]

Chart performance

Chart (1977-78)Peak
Canada RPM Top Singles [3] 8
US Billboard Hot 100 [1] 9

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