Father Edits Baby Babble Into Cover Of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck"

By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta

January 22, 2020

It's been said that inspiration is everywhere, you just have to look and listen.

YouTuber Matt MacMillan recently found inspiration in two things: his baby son Ryan's adorable cries, coos and sneezes and AC/DC's classic "Thunderstruck" from The Razor's Edge album.

Shortly after baby Ryan arrived, MacMillan apparently began hearing rhythm and harmony in the noises the boy made.

Check out the video in the player above!

MacMillan says he spent a year recording his son vocalizing and making noise around the house. When he felt like he had enough footage, he combed through the library of clips separating "all the sounds without a tone" and then sorted the remaining 83 clips "by pitch."

"There were a lot of repeats, so I ended up with 21 notes overall," MacMillan says in another video on his channel.

The pitch-less noises provided the "drums" for MacMillan's video, while the rest was used for harmony.

As you can see in the initial video, Ryan's sneeze is used as a hi-hat, a sofa hit is the bass drum and a slap on a hard wood floor provides the snare drum.

After MacMillan figured out the arrangement of "Thunderstuck," he began stitching together the adorable clip he uploaded last week.

MacMillan's videos are well-timed, too, as many AC/DC fans are expecting the band to announce new music soon.

Photo: YouTube / Matt MacMillan


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