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I’m Easy – Keith Carradine

I’m Easy – Keith Carradine

Academy Award-winning one-hit wonders are fairly rare. A look of Oscar-winning songs reveals the Academy clearly favors proven, conservative choices. But a few one-hit wonder pop songs have been either nominated or awarded the Academy Award for Best Original Song, including: “You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boone (a winner) “Gonna Fly Now” (Theme from Rocky) by Bill Contil (a loser) “Jai Ho” by I’m Easy by A.R. Rahman (a winner) Add today’s entry by … Read entire article »

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Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky) – Maynard Ferguson

Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky) – Maynard Ferguson

Here’s an unexpected twist for you: two versions of Bill Conti’s “Gonna Fly Now” hit the Billboard Top 40 in 1977. The first and most successful version is by Bill Conti from the official soundtrack recording of Rocky. This is the song that makes you want to drink raw eggs and run until you puke. It hit #1 on the Billboard Top 40 and also won a Grammy Award for Best Original Song in 1977. Then … Read entire article »

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Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky) – Bill Conti

Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky) – Bill Conti

I still remember the first time I heard the theme from Rocky. I was riding in my parent’s Ford Country Squire station wagon when the song came on the AM radio. I suddenly wanted to leap from my seat and bash through the window so I could run alongside the station wagon. With “Gonna Fly Now” playing in my head, I was going to conquer my fear of snakes. I was going to eat four … Read entire article »

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