Okay, I’ll live in the moment of being positive and say that I really like Thunder and think it’s a very underrated flop. So convinced was I that it would be massive that I wrote the song into the school musical I was writing and directing, a Hackney-based version of Hansel and Gretel set to the music of Kelly Clarkson. I shoehorned Thunder into the forest scene as a spooky witch led an army of evil woodland creatures to try and stop Hansel and Gretel from escaping.
Of course, i was banking on Thunder blowing up huge so that the children would easily learn it and the audience would be aware of it, so imagine my disdain as it failed to gain any traction and then caused the ‘lead balloon’ moment of the whole production. Children half heartedly pointing at Hansel whilst getting all the words wrong, and a bored audience checking their watches. Thank god I had Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) as the play closer to get everyone BACK on BOARD.
my god when I started writing this I honestly intended it to be about how much I liked Thunder but now I see that it’s more about how Jessie J ruined my musical.