Rocky, film score: Take You Back (Street Corner Song from Rocky)
Rocky, film score: First Date
Rocky, film score: You Take My Heart Away
Rocky, film score: Fanfare For Rocky
Rocky, film score: Butkus
Rocky, film score: Alone In The Ring
Rocky, film score: The Final Bell
Rocky, film score: Rocky's Reward
All music written and conducted by Bill Conti.
Personnel: DeEtta Little, Nelson Pigford, Valentine (vocals).
Composer Bill Conti's iconic score for Sylvester Stallone's tale of over-the-hill Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa ranks as one of the most memorable and instantly recognizable pieces of film music ever applied to celluloid. The first Rocky is still the best, with classic cues like "Going the Distance," "Fanfare for Rocky," the "Final Bell" and "Gonna Fly Now" -- the latter was actually a hit single -- eschewing the myriad of questionable AOR songs that would end up cluttering future installments. ~ James Christopher Monger