Far from Over (Frank Stallone song)

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For the Edwin McCain album, see Far from Over.
"Far from Over"
Far from Over single.jpg
Single by Frank Stallone
from the album Staying Alive: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Released July 12, 1983
Format 7", 12"
Recorded June 19, 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, and makes a memorable appearance in the famous 1984 Saturday Night Live "synchronized swimming" segment with Martin Short and Harry Shearer. 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.

In the U.S., the song became RSO Records final top 10 single and top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

Appearances in other media[edit]


Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  2. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Frank-Stallone-Far-From-Over/release/1211880
  3. ^ http://southernmedia-nmsa.com/vignette.php?version=theme&id=4668
  4. ^ http://www.thefrankeffect.com/
  5. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 4324." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 4328." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Frank Stallone – Far From Over". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  8. ^ "HitParadeItalia". HitParadeItalia (in Italian). Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "Archive Chart: 1983-10-29" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  10. ^ "Frank Stallone – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Frank Stallone. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  11. ^ CASH BOX Top 100 Singles – Week ending OCTOBER 8, 1983 at the Wayback Machine (archived 11 September 2012). Cash Box magazine.
  12. ^ "Forum – ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts – CHART POSITIONS PRE 1989". Australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Frank Stallone – Far From Over" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  14. ^ "Radio 2 Top 30" (in Dutch). Top 30. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  15. ^ "Le Détail par Artiste". InfoDisc (in French). Select " Frank STALLONE" from the artist drop-down menu. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Frank Stallone – Far From Over" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  17. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 6, 1984" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Frank Stallone – Far From Over". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  19. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - I singoli più venduti del 1983". FIMI (in Italian). Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  20. ^ "DEC 24. 1983" (PDF). Billboard. New York, NY, USA. 24 December 1983. p. TA-18. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  21. ^ The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1983 at the Wayback Machine (archived September 11, 2012). Cash Box magazine.
  22. ^ "Ultratop Jaaroverzichten 1984". Ultratop 50 (in Dutch). Archived from the original on July 10, 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  23. ^ "Dutch Jaaroverzichten Single 1984". Single Top 100 (in Dutch). Archived from the original on October 14, 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  24. ^ "Top 100-Jaaroverzicht van 1984". Dutch Top 40 (in Dutch). Retrieved 10 August 2016. 

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