Man Against the World

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"Man Against the World"
Single by Survivor
from the album When Seconds Count
B-side "Oceans"
Released 1987
Format 7" single
Genre Rock
Label Scotti Bros.
Writer(s) Jimi Jamison, Jim Peterik, Frankie Sullivan
Producer(s) Ron Nevison
Survivor singles chronology
"How Much Love"
"Man Against the World"
"Didn't Know It Was Love"

"Man Against the World" is a song by American rock band Survivor. It was the fourth track and the third single released from their 1986 album When Seconds Count.[1] The song was originally to be included on the soundtrack to the 1985 film Rocky IV but was cut. The song did appear as a bonus track on the 2006 reissue of the Rocky IV soundtrack album, along with Survivor's two other Rocky-related singles - the #1 hit "Eye of the Tiger" (the smash hit from Rocky III) and "Burning Heart," which was the song ultimately chosen for the Rocky IV soundtrack and peaked at #2.

The B-side of the single, "Oceans" also appeared on the When Seconds Count album as the sixth track.

"Man Against the World" peaked at #86 on the Billboard Hot 100 on May 23, 1987 and remained on the chart for a total of 5 weeks.[1]


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