“Best Tonic For A Monday Morning” – William On Listening To AC/DC


Prince William has claimed to be a fan of AC/DC, sharing a particular fondness for their iconic 90’s hit “Thunderstruck”.

Prince William made this revelation during Apple Fitness+‘s recent podcast Time To Walk. This episode will air today and at a number of times on Apple Music 1 over the coming weeks.

For his appearance on the show, Apple+ agreed to donate five figure sums to three charities of William’s choice. These charities are Shout (William’s own text based helpline service), Lifeline (Austrailian crisis support service) and Crisis Text Line (similar organisation to Shout which operates internationally).

“nothing better”

This episode will see the Duke of Cambridge take listeners on a journey through the Queen’s Sandringham estate.

Speaking of his morning routine, Prince William revealed that he likes to start off with a heavy dose of rock “n” roll.

“There’s nothing better than, on a Monday morning, when you’re a bit bleary-eyed after the weekend and trying to get yourself back into the grind of the week, listening to AC/DC, ‘Thunderstruck”, he said.

“I have to say the first time I put it on, and I’ve heard it a million times now, I was kind of, like, ‘Well, this is quite heavy for a Monday morning”, he continued. “But now, when I listen to it, it’s the best tonic for a Monday morning. It absolutely wakes you up, puts your week in the best mood possible, and you feel like you can take on anything and anyone”. 

“I’d imagine you’re going to walk quite fast listening to it, maybe with a skip in your step, with the headbanging. It’s a difficult song not to dance to or to nod along to”. 

AC/DC’s Thunderstruck also racked up one billion views on YouTube earlier this year.

Other rocking jams

Prince William also revealed that Thunderstruck is not the only track that he has a fondness for rocking to.

The Duke also admitted that he loves to rock to Tina Turner’s cover of Bonnie Tyler’s “The Best”. He also said that his three children 8 year old Prince George, Princess Charlotte aged six and three year old Prince Louis also share this fondness for a rock tune.

“What I’ve been amazed by is how much my children already have inherited my family’s love of music”, Prince William said.

“Most mornings, there’s a massive fight between Charlotte and George as to what song is played in the morning. And I have to, now, basically prioritise that one day someone does this one, and another day it’s someone else’s turn. So George gets his go, then Charlotte gets her go. Such is the, the clamour for the music”. 

Prince William’s daughter Charlotte also reportedly loves Shakira’s “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)”. This track had been originally released for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

“There’s a lot of hip movements going along”, he said. “There’s a lot of dressing up. Charlotte, particularly, is running around the kitchen in her dresses and ballet stuff and everything”.

“She goes completely crazy with Louis following her around trying to do the same thing. It’s a really happy moment where the children just enjoy dancing, messing around, and, and singing”.