02/24/2014 AT 12:05 PM ET
What do you get when you mix classical music with classic rock?
As the career of string duo Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, better known as 2Cellos, proves: millions and millions of views.
The Croatian cellists came onto the scene in 2011 with their cover of “Smooth Criminal,” but their latest video is the most popular yet – a rousing cover of AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck,” performed in full period setting.
Though the duo’s unconventional approach throws their onscreen audience into an uproar – in real life, this was an age when crowds would riot over Shakespeare – to modern ears, their mashup of high and low culture can’t help but delight. There are times when we swear there are more than two cellos in the mix, but hey, it’s not like AC/DC was actually made of electrical current either.
See the “Thunderstruck” cover above, and then watch more of 2Cellos’s covers below.
"Smells Like Teen Spirit"
"We Found Love"
"Welcome to the Jungle"
"Back in Black"
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