The Fighter (song)

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"The Fighter"
Single by Gym Class Heroes featuring Ryan Tedder
from the album The Papercut Chronicles II
Released May 31, 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Pop rap, alternative hip hop, synthpop
Length 3:49
Label Fueled by Ramen
Writer(s) Travie McCoy, Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo, Eric Roberts, Matt McGinley, Ryan Tedder, Noel Zancanella, Jamie Heffernan
Producer(s) Ryan Tedder
Gym Class Heroes singles chronology
"Ass Back Home"
(2011)
"The Fighter"
(2012)
Ryan Tedder singles chronology
"Gonna Get Over You"
(2011)
"The Fighter"
(2012)
Music video
"The Fighter" on YouTube

"The Fighter" is a song by American rap rock band Gym Class Heroes, from their fifth studio album The Papercut Chronicles II. The song features vocals from American singer-songwriter and record producer Ryan Tedder of the band OneRepublic, and was released as the third single from the album in May 2012. It was featured in the season finale of 90210 season 4[1] and the Cathay Pacific Commercial for the 2013 Hong Kong Sevens [2]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "The Fighter" was filmed in April 2012. It was released to YouTube on May 24, 2012. The video features American gymnast John Orozco. It depicts Tedder playing at an upright piano, and the band members around him singing and playing their instruments. Shots of Orozco doing Olympic training in a gym, as well as clips of home video of him competing as a child are shown in between. The single was written by several writers, including all four Gym Class Heroes members, Tedder, Noel Zancanella and Jamie Heffernan.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "The Fighter" (featuring Ryan Tedder) 3:49
2. "The Fighter" (featuring Ryan Tedder = Pitched Version) 3:43

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