April 19, 2024. Louisville, KY. – The 2024 Thunder Over Louisville soundtrack features a mix of current songs and crowd favorites. This year’s Thunder theme is “Celebrating Derby 150” – and the playlist also includes tributes to the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby.

“The tempo is the fastest-paced soundtrack we’ve ever had,” said Wayne Hettinger, Producer of Thunder Over Louisville. “The pace of this year’s soundtrack is a mix of current music that guarantees to make you weak in the knees and looking for something to hang on to for the finale.”

Songs spotlighting a variety of artists will entertain guests as they view one of the largest fireworks displays in the nation. The launch sequence to start the fireworks and the soundtrack are all orchestrated in the Command Center. Thunder’s fireworks show is choreographed to an original soundtrack each year. Over time, those soundtracks have included a broad range of music from Top Ten and country, to urban and contemporary, even rock’n’roll and Broadway show tunes. Anywhere from 25 to 60 different tracks or sound effects are used to build the musical score each year.

With multiple sound tower locations throughout the venue, fans can enjoy the narration of the air show, event announcements and the fireworks soundtrack. Towers are located at the Belvedere, Thunder Chow Wagon, North Great Lawn, and Big Four Bridge Lawn.

Here’s a look at the 2024 Thunder Over Louisville Soundtrack:

  • The Greatest Show – Panic! At The Disco
  • Dance The Night – Dua Lipa
  • Flowers – Miley Cyrus
  • Just Dropped In (To See What My Condition Was In) – The First Edition
  • Screaming Suicide – Metallica
  • Lil Boo Thang – Paul Russell
  • Under You – Foo Fighters
  • When You Wish Upon A Star – Linda Ronstadt
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star/Ahi Wela – Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
  • Worship – Jon Batiste
  • Run for the Roses – Dan Fogelberg
  • Standing Next to You – Jung Kook and USHER
  • Turn On The Lights again.. — (feat. Future) – Fred Again, Swedish House Mafia, Future
  • Wild Child – The Black Keys
  • That is What You Came For – Calvin Harris and Rihanna
  • 3D – Jung Kook featuring Jack Harlow
  • Gangnam Style – Glee Cast
  • Edge of Midnight – Miley Cyrus
  • Style – Taylor Swift
  • Welcome To My Island – Caroline Polachek
  • Help! – The Beatles
  • Girl In A Country Song – Maddie & Tae
  • Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy) – Big & Rich
  • Fast Car – Luke Combs
  • Hold On, We’re Going Home – Drake, Majid Jordan
  • Miracle – Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding
  • That! Feels Good! – Jessie WarE
  • Houdini – Dua Lipa
  • Baby Don’t Hurt Me – David Guetta, Anne-Marie and Coi Leray
  • We Are the Champions – Crazy Frog
  • Kiss Him Goodbye – Crazy Frog
  • Olympic Fanfare – Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel
  • The Beast – From “Sicario” – Johann Johannsson
  • Colonel Bogey March – Kenneth J. Alford, John Williams & Boston Pops Orchestra

Thunder Over Louisville is one of the more than 70 events produced by the Kentucky Derby Festival in the spring. It provides an estimated impact of $56 million to the area’s economy. The 2024 show is set for Saturday, April 20. It’s the 35th production.

2024 Thunder Over Louisville Show Sponsors: Caesars Southern Indiana, Humana, LG&E, Meijer, and UPS. In addition to the Presenting Sponsors, UofL Health is the Official Health Care Provider and the Official Hotel is the Galt House Hotel. Akima is the Thunder on the Ground Military Zone Sponsor. The Official Thunder Golf Cart Sponsor is UA Local 502. Thunder Over Louisville’s 2024 Official Broadcast Partners are on WDRB and MIX 106.9.

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