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Gonna Fly Now

8/04/2013

"Trying hard now
It's so hard now

  Trying hard now
Getting strong now

  Won't be long now
Getting strong now
 
Gonna fly now
Flying high now

  Gonna fly, fly, fly..."

 
When the music starts playing makes you want to stretch the body and run the cold streets of Philadelphia to climb the steps of the Art Museum of the city.

"Gonna Fly Now", was composed by Bill Conti with lyrics by Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins, and performed by DeEtta Little and Nelson Pigford.
 
And it was composed especially for the film (Rocky, 1976) at the request of the director himself, John G. Avildsen, who wanted to give more life and depth to the main scene of the film - the fight between Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers).
 
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Quando a música começa a tocar dá vontade de alongar o corpo e sair correndo pelas ruas frias da Filadélfia até subir os degraus do Museu de Arte da cidade.
 
"Gonna Fly Now", foi composta por Bill Conti, com letras de Carol Connors e Ayn Robbins, e executada por DeEtta Little e Nelson Pigford.

A música foi composta especialmente para o filme ("Rocky", 1976), a pedido do próprio diretor, John G. Avildsen, que queria dar mais vida e intensidade à cena principal do filme - a luta entre Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) e Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers).


 
Cena do treinamento - "Rocky", 1976
 
"The song (whose lyrics have a total count of 30 words) was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in the 49th Academy Awards. The version of the song from the movie, performed by Conti with an orchestra, hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1977, while a version by jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson hit the top 30."
 
 
Training - "Rocky II", 1979
 
 
 Training - "Rocky III", 1982
 
 
 Training - "Rocky Balboa", 2006
 
 
I need start doing boxing classes - urgent!
 
 
 

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