When you hear a famous song in a movie, somebody gets paid.
When AC/DC's Thunderstruck was used in the high school football movie Varsity Blues, the filmmakers paid a lot.
In a video for Variety, Thomas Golubic shared that the AC/DC classic was the most expensive song he ever used in a movie. Golubic's job is to place songs into movies and television shows.
Thunderstruck was licensed for $500,000.
Golubic says, "I remember being absolutely horrified when I heard that number."
See the interview below.
Also, watch the actual clip. Thunderstruck is used during the "playing hungover" scene.