The cover starts out like the original, somewhat modest, but builds to an insane roar over time. Halfway through 2CELLOS’ cover of AC/DC‘s “Thunderstruck,” you’ll swear you can hear Brian Johnson’s voice in the back of your head.
After covering Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal,” Croatian cellists Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser were signed to Sony Masterworks. It looks like a gamble on this unconvetional band will work out for Sony, since 2CELLOS’ “Thunderstruck” cover has accumulated over 3.5 million views since it was uploaded to YouTube on February 18th.
While Šulić and Hauser have already accomplished amazing feats (toured with Elton John, performed on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, appeared on Glee…), it looks like their fame will keep rising.
See 2CELLOS’ “Thunderstruck” cover below.