April 21, 20223. Louisville, KY. — The 2023 Thunder Over Louisville musical playlist features a soundtrack that’s a mix of current songs and oldies but goodies. To play up this year’s theme — “Through the Decades” – favorite songs from past Thunders are also in the musical lineup.

“We’ve built the soundtrack as if we’re designing a roller coaster with ups and downs, shifting turns and surprises,” said Wayne Hettinger, Producer of Thunder Over Louisville. “We’ll have the volume up high, so buckle up and enjoy the ride!”

Songs spotlighting a variety of artists over multiple music genres 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, South Great Lawn, and Big Four Bridge Lawn. Plus, additional sound on the Southern Indiana side.

Here’s a look at the 2023 Thunder Over Louisville Soundtrack:

  • A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
  • About Damn Time – Lizzo
  • Beauty and A Beat – Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj
  • Break Free – Ariana Grande
  • Bring Me to Life (From the Daredevil movie soundtrack) – Evanescence
  • Colonel Bogey March – Boston Pops Orchestra & John Williams
  • Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins
  • Do A Little Good (From the Spirited movie soundtrack) – featuring Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell
  • Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia
  • Enter Sandman – Metallica
  • Feeling Electric – Parade of Lights
  • First Class – Jack Harlow featuring Drake
  • Hey Brother – Avicii
  • Higher Love – Kygo & Whitney Huston
  • Hold Me Closer – Elton John & Britney Spears
  • I Ain’t Worried – OneRepublic
  • I’m Good (Blue) – David Guetta & Bebe Rexha
  • Jungle Bae – Jack U featuring Skillrex & Diplo
  • Just Dance – Lady Gaga
  • Made You Look – Meghan Trainor
  • Miami 2 Ibiza – Swedish House Mafia
  • Mission Impossible Theme – Nature Calls
  • New Memories – Afrojack & DubVision
  • Nothing is Lost (You Give Me Strength) – The Weeknd
  • Over The Rainbow – Judy Garland
  • Parachute – Chris Stapleton
  • Party of a Lifetime – Pitbull & Play-N-Skillz
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Quevedo: Bzrp Music Sessions, Volume 52 – Bizarrap & Quevedo
  • Sete – BLOND:ISH
  • She Had Me At Heads Carolina – Cole Swindell
  • Shivering – ILLENIUM & Spiritbox
  • Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
  • Sideways – ILLENIUM
  • Sidewindah – Gorgon City featuring Flirta D
  • Spirit (From Disney’s The Lion King) – Beyonce
  • Stampede – Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
  • Superman Theme
  • The Beast – Johann Johannsson
  • The Greatest Show – Panic! At The Disco
  • The Nights – Avicii
  • Titanium – David Guetta & Sia
  • Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
  • We Are the Champions – Pink
  • When You Wish Upon a Star – Susan Boyle
  • You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) – Dead Or Alive

2023 Thunder Over Louisville Show Sponsors: Caesars Southern Indiana, Humana, LG&E, Meijer, and UPS. In addition to the Presenting Sponsors, AKIMA is the Military Zone Sponsor, UofL Health is the Official Health Care Provider and the Official Hotel is the Galt House Hotel. TEN20 Craft Brewery is the Official Craft Beer and High Noon is the Official Seltzer of Thunder Over Louisville. Thunder Over Louisville’s 2023 Official Broadcast Partners are WAVE and MIX 106.9.

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 2023 Thunder Over Louisville – themed “Through the Decades” – is set for Saturday, April 22. It will be the 34th production.

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