Gonna Fly Now - Theme From "Rocky" Lyrics

Bill Conti

Bill Conti - Gonna Fly Now - Theme From


Trying hard now
It's so hard now
Trying hard now

Oh, he's ready
Gonna make a move, yeah
Oh, he's ready
And makin' moves, yeah
Yeah, yeah

Getting strong now
Won't be long now
Getting strong now

Gonna fly now
Flying high now
Gonna fly, fly

Song & Lyrics Facts

"Gonna Fly Now" is the theme song from the movie "Rocky", which tells the story of an underdog boxer who gets a chance to fight for the world heavyweight title. The song was composed by Bill Conti with lyrics by Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins, and performed by DeEtta West and Nelson Pigford.

It was released on February 28, 1976 as part of the "Rocky (Original Motion Picture Score)" album. The song is famous for its uplifting and motivational tone, which matches the mood of Rocky's training montage in the film. The lyrics are simple and repetitive, but they convey a sense of determination, strength and aspiration. The chorus goes: "Gonna fly now / Flying high now / Gonna fly, fly, fly". The song suggests that Rocky is ready to soar above his challenges and achieve his dreams. The song became a pop culture icon in the 1970s and beyond, inspiring many people to pursue their goals and overcome their obstacles. It also received critical acclaim and recognition, earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song and reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song has been used in various media and events related to sports, fitness and empowerment.

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