I'm Amazing

Album: single release only (2016)
  • Peter Gabriel released this song on June 16, 2016 as a celebration of the life of Muhammad Ali. The track was written several years before the iconic boxer passed away after a long struggle with Parkinson's Disease on June 3, 2016. Gabriel explained in a Facebook post how he had been motivated to write the track after becoming inspired by the life of self-proclaimed "The Greatest." and his battle for black civil rights and equality.

    "I wrote a song a few years back - 'I'm Amazing', which was, in part, inspired by Muhammad Ali's life and struggles and at the time of his death, when so many people are celebrating his life and thinking about all he achieved, it seemed the right time to release it."

    Here's more on Ali's musical legacy.
  • The song was Peter Gabriel's first single release in nearly three years, following the 2013 track "Why Don't You Show Yourself" from the live concert album and film Back to Front: Live in London.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Director Paul Rachman on "Hunger Strike," "Man in the Box," KissSong Writing

After cutting his teeth on hardcore punk videos, Paul defined the grunge look with his work on "Hunger Strike" and "Man in the Box."

Don FelderSongwriter Interviews

Don breaks down "Hotel California" and other songs he wrote as a member of the Eagles. Now we know where the "warm smell of colitas" came from.

American Hits With Foreign TitlesSong Writing

What are the biggest US hits with French, Spanish (not "Rico Suave"), Italian, Scottish, Greek, and Japanese titles?

Creedence Clearwater RevivalFact or Fiction

Is "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" about Vietnam? Was John Fogerty really born on a Bayou? It's the CCR edition of Fact or Fiction.

Terry Jacks ("Seasons in the Sun")Songwriter Interviews

Inspired by his dear friend, "Seasons in the Sun" paid for Terry's boat, which led him away from music and into a battle with Canadian paper mills.

KissFact or Fiction

Kiss is the subject of many outlandish rumors - some of which happen to be true. See if you can spot the fakes.