“Rock You Like a Hurricane” is a song by German rock band Scorpions. The song was released as the lead single from their ninth studio album, Love at First Sting (1984). It was written by Klaus Meine and Herman Rarebell, and composed by Rudolf Schenker. The lyrics of “Rock You Like a Hurricane” also reference the title of the album on which it originally appeared – Love at First Sting.
“Rock You Like a Hurricane” reached number 25 in the USA Billboard Hot 100, greatly contributing to the album’s success, and MTV put the video in heavy rotation.
In 2006, VH1 named “Rock You Like a Hurricane” number 31 on their 40 Greatest Metal Songs and in 2009 it was named the 18th greatest hard rock song of all time also by VH1. On 15 November 2010 it was named the number 4 best riff of the ’80s. The racetrack depicted on the single’s sleeve corresponds to the Circuito Permanente de Jerez, located in Spain.
A new version was recorded in 2000 as “Hurricane 2000” on the album Moment of Glory, featuring Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra backing the track. In the same way, it was titled “Hurricane 2001” when played on the follow-up Acoustica. A third re-recording by the band features on their album Comeblack, released in 2011. The 2011 Comeblack re-recording was featured in 2014 in a commercial for Fiber One cookies and the 2015 horror comedy film Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.