SURVIVOR: Burning Heart 7" [from the album Rocky IV soundtrack] Their 2nd most successful song. Check video

SURVIVOR: Burning Heart 7″ [from the album Rocky IV soundtrack]. Their 2nd most successful song. Check videos

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Single by Survivor from the album Rocky IV soundtrack
B-side “Feels Like Love”
Released November 1, 1985
Format 7″ single, 12″ maxi
Recorded 1985
Genre Hard rock
Length 3:53
Label Scotti Bros
Writers: Jim Peterik, Frankie Sullivan
Producer: Jim Peterik, Frankie Sullivan

Scotti Brothers Records/CBS Records A 6708 1985. Paper labels, solid centre.

“Burning Heart” is a song by Survivor. It was performed by Jimi Jamison and appeared in the 1985 film Rocky IV and on its soundtrack album. The single peaked at #2 in February 1986.
“Burning Heart,” which is about an “all or nothing” battle was inspired by the Cold War as shown by lyrics such as “Is it East versus West?” or “Can any nation stand alone?” The song fits well to the plot of Rocky IV because of the conflict between the Soviet Union–the Communist East–and the United States, the capitalist West. The East versus West conflict is reflected by the fight in the boxing ring between Rocky and Ivan Drago.

Music video
The music video for “Burning Heart” features Survivor giving a concert, mixed with scenes from the film Rocky IV.

7″ single
“Burning Heart” 3:51
“Feels Like Love” 3:20

Chart (1985/86) Peak position
Austrian Singles Chart 6
Dutch Mega Top 100 2
Eurochart Hot 100 1
French SNEP Singles Chart 2
German Singles Chart 6
Irish Singles Chart 2
Swedish Singles Chart 5
Swiss Singles Chart 1
UK Singles Chart 5
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 11

End of year chart (1986) Position
Dutch Top 40 17
Swiss Singles Chart 15

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
France Gold 1986 500,000 384,000

Rocky is not so much about boxing, as it is about what it takes to overcome; what it takes to achieve success and victory even against long odds.

Consider the lyrics to this song, supplied by the same person who did the montage for the video above.

While all of it is powerful, Survivor’s lyrics in the third paragraph below are particularly packed with meaning. Ponder, enjoy, then just do it.

Burning heart :

Two worlds collide, rival nations
It’s a primitive clash, venting years of frustrations
Bravely we hope against all hope, there is so much at stake
Seems our freedom’s up against the ropes
Does the crowd understand?
Is it a East vs. West, or man against man
Can any nation stand alone?

In the burning heart, just about to burst
There’s a quest for answers, an unquenchable thirst
In the darkest night, rising like a spire
In the burning heart, the unmistakable fire, in the burning heart

In the warrior’s code, there’s no surrender
Though his body says stop, his spirit cries never
Deep in our soul a quiet ember
Knows it’s you against you
the paradox that drives us on
It’s a battle of wills, in the heat of attack
It’s the passion that kills
The victory is yours alone

In the burning heart, just about to burst
There’s a quest for answers, an unquenchable thirst
In the darkest night, rising like a spire
In the burning heart, the unmistakable fire

In the burning heart, just about to burst
There’s a quest for answers, an unquenchable thirst
In the darkest night, rising like a spire
In the burning heart, the unmistakable fire

In the burning heart, just about to burst
There’s a quest for answers, an unquenchable thirst
In the darkest night, rising like a spire
In the burning heart, the unmistakable fire
In the burning heart.

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