GONNA FLY NOW (THEME FROM ROCKY)

Original Bill Conti version


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!


Info

GONNA FLY NOW (THEME FROM ROCKY) is the theme song from the 1976 movie Rocky, composed by Bill Conti with lyrics by Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins, and performed by DeEtta Little and Nelson Pigford. It was first released in 1976 on the film's soundtrack album, Rocky: Original Motion Picture Score. It was also released as a single in 1977.

The Miracles -- Rocky: Original Motion Picture Score (album cover art)
The Miracles -- Rocky: Original Motion Picture Score

LP - United Artists (UA-LA693-G) – USA, 1976
Bill Conti -- "Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky) / Reflections" (single, A-side label)
Bill Conti -- "Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky) / Reflections"

7-inch single - United Artists (UA-XW940-Y) - USA, 1977

The above lyrics are for the original Bill Conti version of GONNA FLY NOW (THEME FROM ROCKY) as released in 1976.

Springsteen's Version

Although Bruce Springsteen has never performed it in full, Curt Ramm played a snippet of GONNA FLY NOW (THEME FROM ROCKY) on trumpet as an introduction to ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) three times during the Working On A Dream Tour, all in Philadelphia — the famous Rocky theme is often played at sporting events in Philadelphia. See the live 20 Oct 2009 version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) for an example.

Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.

Available Versions

List of available versions of GONNA FLY NOW (THEME FROM ROCKY) on this website:

GONNA FLY NOW (THEME FROM ROCKY) [Original Bill Conti version]

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