Far from Over (Frank Stallone song)

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For the Edwin McCain album, see Far from Over.
"Far from Over"
Single by Frank Stallone
from the album Staying Alive: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Released 1983
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1983
Genre Dance-rock
Length 3:13
Label RSO, Polydor
Writer(s) Frank Stallone, Vince DiCola
Producer(s) Frank Stallone
Frank Stallone singles chronology
"Far from Over"
(1983)
"Darlin'"
(1984)

"Far from Over" is a song by Frank Stallone that appeared in the 1983 film Staying Alive and was also featured in the film's soundtrack. The song was written by Stallone and Vince DiCola. It was a top-ten U.S. single in September 1983, peaking at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100,[1] becoming his only major hit. The 7" single version is slightly different from the LP version, and it was the 7" version which was played on most radio stations in the US while on the Billboard Hot 100.[2]

The instrumental version was used as the theme for Starrcade from 1983 to 1987. Also, WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina used it for their Football Fridays broadcasts during the mid-1980s.[3] as did WDIV-TV in Detroit, Michigan for its Sunday sports wrap-up show "Sports Final Edition", which is still currently used today. The song was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. The song had renewed popularity in 2010 when Australian comedy duo Hamish & Andy proclaimed on air that the song gave the listener an extra burst of energy and dubbed the phenomenon as "The Frank Effect".[4] A special one time concert was held in Australia as a result.

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