Chi Coltrane – “Thunder and Lightening!”

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I can’t say anything but good things about this song. When Chi Coltrane wrote this song, she must have poured all of her energy and every feeling she ever had for someone she was in love with into her writings. You can’t help but feel that energy and fall in love with this song.  This is such a fun song and whenever I hear it, I can’t help but want to get up and dance!

Chi Coltrane (pronounced “shy;” born November 16, 1948) is an American singer and pianist. Coltrane was born in Racine, Wisconsin. Her mother was Canadian, her father a German violinist, and she grew up with six siblings. When she was twelve, she gave her first piano performance. In 1970, she started the funk and blues band Chicago Coltrane. Two years later, she signed a contract with Columbia Records and her debut album was released. The first single, “Thunder and Lightning,” was a hit, and peaked at #17 on the Billboard magazine chart. She enrolled in the Salter School of Music in Los Angeles, and the following year she released her second album, Let It Ride, which in Europe became even more well-known than her first album, but was not successful in the US. This was followed by Greatest Hits and Best Of (both in 1975), and Road to Tomorrow (1977).

In 1977, she moved to Europe and lived there for several years. European new wave music influenced the three albums she recorded for Teldec during the 1980s. After The Message (1986), her next album appeared ten years later and was a reissue of her debut album.

In 2009 Coltrane resumed her music career, releasing a new compilation The Essential Chi Coltrane – Yesterday, Today & Forever. The collection featured material from her 1980s albums Live!, Ready to Roll, and The Message. It also contained three new recordings, including the title track which featured a string arrangement by Paul Buckmaster.

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Song Lyrics – 
I don’t think I can stand it Thunder and lightning, oh yeah!
I tell you it’s frightening, oooh!
It’s thunder and lightning
And you’re in control
I thought my life was complete
But look what you’re doin’ to me
Oh, you’re makin’ me crazyThunder and lightning, oh yeah!
I tell you it’s frightening, ooohooo!
It’s thunder and lightning
And you’re in controlI don’t know how to handle it
It’s more than I would dare
I wouldn’t try to run from it
It reaches everywhere

I’m feelin’ dizzy and weak
You make me forget how to speak
I can feel it happening

I tell you it’s frightening, ooohooo!
Thunder and lightning
And you’re in control

Oh, thunder and lightning, ooohooo!
I tell you it’s frightening, oh yeah!
I tell it’s thunder and lightning, ooohooo!
I tell you it’s frightening, oh yeah!

I tell you thunder and lightning, oh yeah!
Don’t you know that it’s frightening., oh yeah!
I know it’s thunder and lightning

Written by: Chi Coltrane
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