Earlier in the week, at work, we got on the subject of music in the Rocky movies. I can’t quite recall how, but I figure one of us made a phone call and asked for someone named Rocky or Adrian.
That’s a problem I have. There are names I’ll see and associate them with a movie or a song and then my mind wanders. If I call a dude named Jeremy, Pearl Jam’s Jeremy immediately pops in my head and gets stuck there.
Anyway we got on the Rocky subject so I figured I’d feature some of the tunes from the series; well from Rocky through Rocky IV because the last two movies were stupid in my opinion.
Rocky… everyone knows this tune for sure. It’s pretty much an instrumental but there are lyrics in it. Lyrics that crack me up as they seem sorta pornographic taken out of context. See:Trying hard now It’s so hard now Trying hard now Getting strong now Won’t be long now Getting strong now Gonna fly now Flying high now Gonna fly, fly, fly
~ Gonna Fly Now by Bill Conti ~
Did you guys know Sylvester Stallone did porn early in his career? Apparently he did. I don’t know many more details than that and I don’t feel like Googling it, so go ahead and check that out yourself!
Rocky II… Pure instrumental here. This one’s long, but the first few minutes will fire ya up if you’re a Rocky fan!
~ Overture by Bill Conti ~
Rocky III… No explanation necessary for this one. I did use the Survivor video instead of the movie footage one. This video will crack you up!
~ Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor, not Katy Perry ~
Rocky IV… My favorite of the series. Tons of great music in this one. Apollo gets cocky…
~ Living In America by the late, great James Brown ~
Then Apollo gets killed and Rocky reminisces…
~ No Easy Way Out by Robert Tepper ~
Of course Rocky gets pissed and flies to the Soviet Union to kick Drago’s ass… Used the Survivor official video so you can see that their hair has grown and their video quality is greatly improved.
~ Burning Heart by Survivor ~
… and the ultimate training montage!
~ Hearts On Fire by John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band ~
And here’s a nice bonus for you! This song comes up pretty often at work, because we’re all the best! It features
badscrawny-ass Daniel LaRusso and some hard hitting action!
~ You’re The Best Around by Joe Esposito ~
Happy Friday, folks!