Social media is going gaga over this dad’s hilarious video of his baby’s noises expertly edited to sound like AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.” The tiny bopper’s tribute has amassed almost 3 million views on YouTube.
The awwww-inducing clip posted by New Jersey’s Matt MacMillan features various coos and ahhs by his son Ryan that he immaculately compiled to the tune of the band’s famous anthem. MacMillan even includes clips of the tyke sneezing and hitting the floor to give the effect of cymbals and drums respectively.
Despite being only 90 seconds long, creating the adorable video was no easy feat, as MacMillan explains in a separate tutorial vid on Facebook. “I spent a year recording my son Ryan making all sorts of baby noises,” the freelance sound mixer says.
After discarding all the noises without a tone, he says he “manually sorted the remaining 83 clips by pitch.” Using a piano, he explains he narrowed down the number of tones to 21 and matched them with the notes in “Thunderstruck.” The final product is a result of MacMillan organizing all the clips in a timeline.
Social media users were understandably thunderstruck by baby Ryan’s remix. “The editing required makes my head hurt,” exclaims one YouTube fan.
“I have always wanted to get into AC/DC, I just didn’t know where to start,” compliments another. “Thank you Mr. McMillan, you are a god amongst men.”
One comment section comedian jokes, “This child will own kindergarten show and tell … ‘so my dad made this video of me …’”
Baby Ryan isn’t the first cutesy cover artist to make it big on the internet. In October, a “Tiny Dancer” from Iowa melted hearts with an incredible impression of Elton John playing piano.
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