Against the Wind" is a song by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band from the 1980 album . "Against the Wind" is the highest ranking single from the album, peaking at #5. Against the Wind [1 ] Glenn Frey of the Eagles sang background vocals on this song.
Timothy White, a writer for , "'Against the Wind' is about trying to move ahead, keeping your sanity and integrity at the same time." Rolling Stone [ ] citation needed
Background and writing [ edit ]
During an interview on
WWFX, "100 FM The Pike", Bob Seger said that "Against the Wind" came about from his days as a high-school cross country runner. The line "Let the cowboys ride!" towards the song's end is a reference to the closing lyrics of the song "Santa Fe/Beautiful Obsession" by Van Morrison.
Chart performance [ edit ]
Australian Kent Music Report
[2 ] 92
VRT Top 30 30
RPM Top 100 6
Billboard Hot 100 5
Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 8
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Billboard Hot 100 51
Cover versions [ edit ]
Brooks & Dunn covered this song on the television soundtrack to . This version peaked at #55 on the King of the Hill Hot Country Songs charts based on unsolicited airplay.
The song was also covered by
The Highwaymen on their debut album.
In 1978, two years before the US release, the song was covered (translated to Spanish under the title "Contra el viento") by Argentine rock band Plus in their second album "Melancolica Muchacha".
Garth Brooks for the 2013 "Classic Rock" album in the "Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences" compilation.
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