Against the Wind (Bob Seger song)
|"Against the Wind"|
|Single by Bob Seger|
|from the album Against the Wind|
|B-side||No Man's Land|
|Genre||Heartland rock, soft rock|
|Length||5:34 (album version)
3:45 (single version)
|Bob Seger singles chronology|
"Against the Wind" is a song by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band from the 1980 album Against the Wind. "Against the Wind" is the highest ranking single from the album, peaking at #5. Glenn Frey of the Eagles sang background vocals on this song.
Background and writing
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.
|Australian Kent Music Report||92|
|Belgian VRT Top 30||30|
|Canadian RPM Top 100||6|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||5|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||8|
|US Billboard Hot 100||51|
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".
In 2013, Garth Brooks recorded this song as a part of his Blame it All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences compilation box set.