Licensing a rock song for a movie can be very expensive – and now we know what the most expensive rock song to use in a movie is.
As reported by Loudwire, TikTok user Daniel Wall (@danielswall) recently uploaded a video that shows off the most expensive rock song to be used in movies. In Daniel Wall’s video, he shows off a few movies that happen to use the song, including that of Marvel’s Deadpool 2, Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok, and Battleship.
The song plays in the background of Daniel Wall’s video, so it doesn’t take too long into the video to confirm what said song happens to be: It is the AC/DC song “Thunderstruck.”
In his video, Wall shares that, “Keep in mind that sync fees are usually anywhere between $15,000 and $60,000,” but then goes on to share what has been paid to use the AC/DC song “Thunderstruck.” Wall shares that, back in 1999, Varsity Blues paid half a million dollars ($500,000) to use the AC/DC song “Thunderstruck.”
So if the rock song costed half a million dollars in 1999, we can probably safely assume it costs a hell of a lot more now to license for a movie.
You can watch Daniel Wall’s video about the AC/DC song “Thunderstruck” being the most expensive rock song to license for a movie below:
@danielswall Reply to @macsceneishere What Is The Most Expensive Song to Put in a Movie? #singer #songwriter #band #movie #moviesong #sync #money #deadpool #battleship #thor #thorragnarok #acdc #band #thunderstruck #acdcthunderstruck #expensive #inflation @AC/DC #learnsomethingnew ♬ Thunderstruck – AC/DC
With AC/DC being known to create excellent rock and roll, their music has become very popular to find throughout cinema. When it comes to the Marvel Universe, the AC/DC song “Back in Black” has appeared in the first Iron Man movie, as well as Spider-Man: Far From Home.
What is your favorite use of an AC/DC song being used in a movie?
Words by: Michael Pementel