Prince William Uses AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” to Get Pumped Up In The Mornings

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F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “Let me tell you about the rich. They are different from you and me.” To which Ernest Hemingway replied, “Yes, they have more money.” While we imagine people of incredible privilege as being glamorous and high-minded, the truth is that rock and metal are for everyone, even those of us who were raised believing we were distant cousins of God or something. Case in point, A recent interview has revealed that when he’s just starting his day, British royal Prince William has one wake-up cure he trusts: Australian hard rockers AC/DC.

As reported by Loudwire, Prince William spoke to Apple Fitness+’s Time to Walk series, and said everyone’s favorite drinking band was in fact his perfect morning music.

“There’s nothing better than, on a Monday morning, when you’re a bit bleary-eyed after the weekend and trying to get yourself back into the grind of the week, listening to AC/DC, ‘Thunderstruck,'” says William. “I have to say the first time I put it on, and I’ve heard it a million times now, I was kind of, like, ‘Well, this is quite heavy for a Monday morning,’ But now, when I listen to it, it’s the best tonic for a Monday morning. It absolutely wakes you up, puts your week in the best mood possible, and you feel like you can take on anything and anyone. I’d imagine you’re going to walk quite fast listening to it, maybe with a skip in your step, with the headbanging. It’s a difficult song not to dance to or to nod along to.”

Apparently, William isn’t the only member of his family with heavy leanings — his brother Prince Harry is actually a huge fan of thrash metal, according to friend and actor Dominic West, who discovered his tastes while joining him on an expedition to the South Pole.

“Harry has a terrible selection on his iPod,” said West. “It is the sort of thing soldiers listen to. Hardcore thrash metal.” Awesome.


Words by Chris Krovatin