Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)

Album: Rocky Soundtrack (1977)
Charted: 52 1
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  • Trying hard now
    It's so hard now
    Trying hard now

    Gettin' strong now
    Coming on, now
    Gettin' strong now

    Gonna fly now
    Flyin' high now
    Gonna fly, fly, fly Writer/s: AYN ROBBINS, BILL CONTI, CAROL CONNORS
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 9

  • Markas from Lunenburg, Ma.Is that a tuba hitting those low notes at the very beginning? Can't think of many other Top 40 songs featuring one of those.
  • George from Vancouver, CanadaThe version I know is by Maynard Ferguson.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 17th 1977, "Gonna Fly Now" by Bill Conti entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #84; and on June 26th it peaked at #1 (for 1 week) and spent 20 weeks on the Top 100 (and for 8 of those 20 weeks it was on the Top 10)...
    The same week it had entered the Top 100 at #84; Maynard Ferguson's covered version also entered the chart at four positions higher, at #80...
    R.I.P Mr. Ferguson, born Walter Maynard Ferguson, (1928 - 2006) and Mr. Conti celebrated his 72nd birthday four days ago on April 13th.
  • Dan from Newton, KsAs I also posted on the song 'I Will Survive' by Gloria Gaynor: - I can't believe there isn't more talk, controversy, or even notice of the fact that 'Gonna Fly Now' & 'I Will Survive' have an almost IDENTICAL instrumental bridge (orchestra) part. It's like hearing the same recording!
  • Jim from West Palm Beach, FlThis part of the Conti composition was put to full effect in Rocky II, the workout scenes and Philly shots.
  • Ken from San Mateo, CaI agree, this is a very inspirational song for the underdog..to fight (not necessarily physically) with all your might against the odds, and with the determination of a lion and going outside your comfort zone to win/overcome your foe
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyThis song was nominated for Best Song at the 1976 Academy Awards {Lost to "Evergreen" from the movie "A Star Is Born"}!!!
  • Caleb from Beeville, TxI really enjoy listening to this song, it's inspirational in the music itself. Something about it makes you want to go run a mile or whatever, just to feel accomplishment.
  • Steve Dotstar from Los Angeles, CaI don't like this song! butI like Bill Conti's concept of the brass.
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