Playlist: Songs inspired by thunder and lightning

With most of the country under storm clouds today, there’s no better time to concoct a playlist of songs inspired by thunder and lightning.

Thunder and lightning
[Most of the country experienced thunder storms today – picture: PA]

Indeed, the spectacular forces of nature are an enduring lyrical theme across the musical spectrum, from Howlin’ Wolf‘s ‘Smokestack Lightning’ to We Were Promised Jetpacks‘ ‘It’s Thunder and it’s Lightening’.

Then there are the songs that sample real storm sounds, like The Who‘s ‘Love Reign o’er Me’ or Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds‘ ‘Tupelo’.

And no stormy playlist would be complete without a ray of sunlight provided by The Lightning Seeds

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