Scorpions – “Rock You Like a Hurricane” Live
For Love At First Sting!
“Rock You Like a Hurricane” was written by Rudolf Schenker, Klaus Meine, and Herman Rarebell. It was released in 1984 for their album “Love at First Sting.” This hard rock track dominated the charts and has become a timeless classic. Over the years, it has received plenty of exposure from films to commercials and even video games. If you play Grand Theft Auto, then I’m certain you’re very familiar with this track!
In our interview with Scorpions guitarist Rudolf Schenker, he said: “I think ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’ is a perfect Rock anthem, which talks about attitude and sexuality. It’s very important to recognize the tension between the verses and the chorus. — SongFacts
- Number 25 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100
- Number 5 in the U.S. Billboard Top Rock Tracks
- Number 31 in VH1’s 40 Greatest Metal Songs
The music video which featured a woman, black panther and leopard also received heavy airplay on MTV thus further contributing to the song’s already-massive success. It was also considered as one of the top 5 best riffs in the eighties.
With its catchy rhythm and beat, it’s no wonder why it’s been used several times as a theme song!