Rocky V (album)

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Rocky V
Rocky V soundtrack album artwork.jpg
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released November 12, 1990
Genre Rock, house, hip hop, new jack swing
Length 45:19
Label Capitol
Rocky soundtrack chronology
Rocky IV
Rocky V
Rocky Balboa: The Best of Rocky
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Rocky V: Music From and Inspired By the Motion Picture is the soundtrack album to the 1990 film Rocky V.


The album is a complete departure from the previous soundtracks in the Rocky film series because it doesn't consist mainly of classic Bill Conti songs or rock music, but is instead dominated by hip hop and new jack swing music. Although the classic Conti songs "Conquest", "Mickey", and "Gonna Fly Now" are used in the film, they are not featured on the soundtrack. In the trailer for the movie, there was Vince DiCola songs from Rocky IV (1985) including "Training Montage" and "War" but were never present in the film nor the soundtrack. The only Bill Conti song on the soundtrack, "Can't Stop the Fire", is not used in the film but was later used on the album Rocky Balboa: The Best of Rocky, which was released to coincide with the release of Rocky Balboa in 2006. Only four of the eleven tracks on the soundtrack are used in the film: the film's theme, "Go for It (Heart and Fire)" by Joey B. Ellis, "Take You Back (Home Sweet Home)" by 7A3, "Keep It Up" by Snap!, and "The Measure of a Man" by Elton John.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "That's What I Said - performed by MC Hammer" MC Hammer 4:24
2. "All You Gotta Do Is Sing - performed by Joey B. Ellis" Joey B. Ellis 3:57
3. "No Competition - performed by MC Tab"   4:39
4. "Go For It (Heart and Fire) - performed by Joey B. Ellis & Tynetta Hare" Joey B. Ellis, Tynetta Hare, Michael Kelly, James Earley 4:14
5. "Take You Back (Home Sweet Home) - performed by 7A3" Frank Stallone 4:10
6. "The Measure of a Man - performed by Elton John" Alan Menken, Elton John, Bernie Taupin 4:03
7. "Can't Stop the Fire - performed by Bill Conti" Bill Conti 3:19
8. "I Wanna Rock - performed by Rob Base"   3:07
9. "Thought U Were the One for Me - performed by Joey B. Ellis"   4:20
10. "Keep It Up - performed by Snap!"   4:03
11. "Feel My Power - performed by MC Hammer"   5:11
Total length: 45:19

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[2] 12
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[3] 41
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[4] 12
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[5] 36
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[6] 11


  1. ^ "Original Soundtrack – Rocky V". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ " – Soundtrack – Rocky V" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
  3. ^ " – Soundtrack – Rocky V" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
  4. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Phononet GmbH. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
  5. ^ " – Soundtrack – Rocky V". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
  6. ^ " – Soundtrack – Rocky V". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 9, 2013.