Rocky IV (soundtrack)
|Rocky IV: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
|Soundtrack album by |
|Released||November 27, 1985|
|Genre||AOR, pop rock|
|Rocky soundtrack chronology|
|Singles from Rocky IV|
The soundtrack was hugely successful on the strength of two top-five singles, Survivor's "Burning Heart" (which Sylvester Stallone personally commissioned for the film and reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100) and James Brown's "Living in America", as well as Robert Tepper's lone top-40 hit, "No Easy Way Out". It reached the top ten on the US Billboard 200 album chart and was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
It is the only score to a Rocky film not composed by Bill Conti, but does feature some music he composed for the first film.
|1.||"Burning Heart"||Jim Peterik, Frankie Sullivan||Survivor||3:51|
|2.||"Heart's on Fire"||John Cafferty||4:14|
|3.||"Double or Nothing"||Paul Williams, Steve Dorff||Kenny Loggins & Gladys Knight||3:25|
|4.||"Eye of the Tiger"||Peterik, Sullivan||Survivor||3:46|
|5.||"War"||DiCola, Bill Conti||Vince DiCola||5:53|
|1.||"Living in America"||Charlie Midnight, Dan Hartman||James Brown||4:40|
|2.||"No Easy Way Out"||Tepper||Robert Tepper||4:32|
|3.||"One Way Street"||Peter Cox, Richard Drummie||Go West||4:37|
|4.||"The Sweetest Victory"||Jake Hooker, Duane Hitchings||Touch||4:26|
|5.||"Training Montage"||DiCola||Vince DiCola||3:37|
Re-releases and covers
The 2006 reissue, remastered by BMG, featured the bonus track "Man Against the World" by Survivor, a song written for but cut from the movie. This release also used a different mix of the song "The Sweetest Victory".
In 2010, Intrada Records released the original score by Vince DiCola, which had been previously unavailable save two cues on the soundtrack. Both cues, "War" and "Training Montage," were remixed for the soundtrack album. The album mix of "War" includes a brief snippet of Bill Conti's "Gonna Fly Now." The Intrada album features the film mixes.
The Vince DiCola instrumental "Farewell" was the B-Side of the A-Side single of "Living in America" in the United States and United Kingdom and is featured on some foreign pressings of the soundtrack.
The Welsh metalcore band Bullet for My Valentine covered "No Easy Way Out" as a bonus track on their 2008 second studio album Scream Aim Fire. The Canadian power metal/progressive metal band Borealis also covered "No Easy Way Out" in 2015, after the release of their AFM Records album Purgatory.
The Vince DiCola track "War" would gain frequent use during National Football League telecasts during the 1980s and early 1990s. CBS Sports would often use the track in segments of their introductions discussing the San Francisco 49ers, while NBC would often feature the track in a similar manner for the play-by-play man to set up the action. The track is also used in the last sequence of video game Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. It is famously used by the NBA's San Antonio Spurs late in close home games at the AT&T Center
The hard rock band Eve To Adam released a cover of Robert Tepper's "No Easy Way Out" in their 2018 album named "Ithaca" and in 2019 completed a music video for their version of it.[circular reference]
|Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)||2|
|Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)||1|
|German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)||2|
|Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)||13|
|Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)||5|
|Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)||1|
|US Billboard 200||10|
- AllMusic review
- "Burning Heart By Survivor Songfacts".
- The Billboard 200 Chart Listing For The Week Of Feb 22 1986
- RIAA Gold and Platinum Searchable Database
- Eve to Adam#Discography
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