Chi Coltrane – Thunder and Lightning

Chi Coltrane can sing rock, blues and anything in between. I remember this song but I’m stunned that she didn’t have more hits. She was signed by Clive Davis and had this hit single and a couple of critically acclaimed albums. This song was her only hit back in 1972. It peaked at #17 in the Billboard 100, #4 in Germany and #18 in Canada. She moved to Europe in 1977 and started a career there. She gained a large following with many hits and still performs to this day.

She is an excellent musician, producer, singer, and songwriter. She wrote Thunder and Lightning. Unlike some other singer-songwriters of the time…Chi was said to have been equal to a session musician in her piano playing.

Thunder and Lightning

Oooh, what a good thing I’ve got
Oh, it’s such a good thing I’ve got
I don’t think I can stand it

Thunder and lightning, oh yeah!
I tell you it’s frightening, oooh!
It’s thunder and lightning
And you’re in control

I thought my life was complete
But look what you’re doin’ to me
Oh, you’re makin’ me crazy

Thunder and lightning, oh yeah!
I tell you it’s frightening, ooohooo!
It’s thunder and lightning
And you’re in control

I don’t know how to handle it
It’s more than I would dare
I wouldn’t try to run from it
It reaches everywhere

I’m feelin’ dizzy and weak
You make me forget how to speak
I can feel it happening

It’s thunder and lightning, oh yeah!
I tell you it’s frightening, ooohooo!
Thunder and lightning
And you’re in control

Oh, thunder and lightning, ooohooo!
I tell you it’s frightening, oh yeah!
I tell it’s thunder and lightning, ooohooo!
I tell you it’s frightening, oh yeah!

I tell you thunder and lightning, oh yeah!
Don’t you know that it’s frightening, oh yeah!
I know it’s thunder and lightning

Author: badfinger20

Guitar, Bass, song writer,

7 thoughts on “Chi Coltrane – Thunder and Lightning”

      1. Agreed. I know there’s a whole story behind Badfinger’s misfortune, but they puzzle me probably most of all. With Chi’s case, it sounds like she made it somewhere other than the U.S?

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      2. Yes she did very well in Europe. Whats odd to me is other female singer songwriters were doing well like Joni Mitchell and Carole King… Sometimes I look back and wonder at certain careers and ask why.

        Oh Badfinger is just sad sad. I would say the most tragic story of all bands.

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  1. Really good song.funny thing,hadn’t even thought of it for years til last week.then with days of rain,a local station was playing songs about weather &this came to mind right away

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