Gonna Fly Now - Various - The Rocky Story
Label: Volcano - 9210572,Volcano - 9210572 • Format: CD Compilation, Reissue • Country: UK & Europe • Genre: Rock, Stage & Screen • Style: Soundtrack, Pop Rock
Released in February with the movie Rockythe song became part of American popular culture after main character Rocky Balboa as part of his daily training regimen runs up the 72 stone steps leading to the entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia and raises his arms in a victory posewhile the song plays.
The song was written in Philadelphia. The song is often played at sporting events, especially in Philadelphia. The version of the song from the movie, performed by Conti with an orchestra, hit number one on the Billboard Hot chart inwhile a version by jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson hit the top Disco versions by Rhythm Heritage  and Current were on the chart at the same time Conti's own version reveals some early disco influence in the orchestration.
Billboard ranked Conti's version as the No. In Rocky IIan alternative version of the song was used, with a children's choir singing the chorus. Rocky III included an updated disco influenced arrangement during the training montage on the beach.
This recording is however missing from the soundtrack album, the sleeve notes of which say "All music on this album selected by Sylvester Stallone ", who instead opted to reprise the original versions of "Gonna Fly Now" and "Reflections" from the first film and "Conquest" from the second installment. In New Heights (Original Mix) - Various - Azuli Presents Global Guide 09 Vtwo different versions of the song are played: an instrumental horn version and a different orchestral version.
In Rocky Balboaa Paolo Russo - Sexy Sax different version of the song used more trumpets and different vocal tones. The soundtrack for that film also includes a vocal remix performed by Natalie Wilde. Creed Gonna Fly Now - Various - The Rocky Story the first few notes of the track during the film's last fight, as does its sequel, Creed II.
Due to its original use, the song or a soundalike of it is used frequently in various forms of popular media where a Gonna Fly Now - Various - The Rocky Story character is forced to train hard in order to defeat an opponent, often during a montage sequence. Renditions of the song without lyrics were used by the groundbreaking Toronto newscast CityPulse beginning inwith an arrangement by Maynard Ferguson. The theme was subsequently remixed and rearranged every few years, until sometime in the s.
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