Adeli’s Music Blog

Gonna Fly Now!

Posted in music by adeli on November 21, 2009

Rocky was released on this date in 1976. The Rocky movies have not only been a source for inspiration for athletes, but have had great music, including “Eye of the Tiger,” to accompany the victories and defeats of the “Italian Stallion.”

In honor of all the Rocky flicks, let’s watch videos of some of those inspiring tunes and movie moments.

The Rocky IV soundtrack is one of my favorite soundtrack, and it includes “Living in America,” “No Easy Way Out,” “Burning Heart,” and “Hearts on Fire

And here’s the theme and the inspiring scene that started it all. Even after 33 years, Rocky’s triumph is still cool!

“Gonna Fly Now”

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1977 in Music

Posted in music by adeli on June 15, 2008

My next posts will focus on the year 1977. Below are popular songs from that year. They are in no particular order, but they were all at the top of the charts in 1977; Debbie Boone’s You Light Up My Life being the best selling single of the year. And as I mentioned in my previous post, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours was the Album of the Year.

Click on the song names, and if I was able to locate a performance, movie clip, or something about that song, you’ll be directed to it.

Although I was only 9 years old, I remember these songs as if I heard them yesterday. And because I am a music freak, I actually did listen to some of them yesterday, on purpose!

See how many you remember:

You Light Up My Life – Debbie Boone

Love Is In The Air – John Paul Young

You Don’t Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show)– Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr

I Just Want To Be Your Everything – Andy Gibb

You Make Me Feel Like Dancing – Leo Sayer (on the Captain & Tennille Show!)

Car Wash – Rose Royce (the movie clip)

Don’t Give Up On Us – David Soul

Blinded by the Light – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band

I’m Your Boogie Man – KC & The Sunshine Band

Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky) – Bill Conti

Undercover Angel – Alan O’Day (Clips from Charlie’s Angels)