Saturday, February 08, 2014

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Frank Stallone

Artist:Frank Stallone
Song:Far From Over
Album:Hear The Light Volume 1

Far From Over from the 1983 film Staying Alive was a top ten hit in 1983. It is Frank Stallone's only significant chart hit. Of course he's the butt of a lot of jokes because he is the younger brother of Sylvester Stallone who directed Staying Alive. Frank Stallone was born July 30, 1950 in New York City. He grew up idolizing Frank Sinatra and wanted to be a singer. He started out doing bit parts in his brother's films. Staying Alive was the 1983 sequel to Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta. Travolta reprised his role in the sequel. Though the film was successful at the box office, it was slammed as one of the most unnecessary sequels in film history. When Sylvester Stallone signed to direct the film, he only had five new Bee Gees songs for the soundtrack. So he decided to help out his brother Frank and hired him to write songs for the film. He also got him a contract with the film's producers RSO Records. Stallone wrote four songs for the soundtrack and sang on three of them including a duet with Staying Alive co-star Cynthia Rhodes. Far From Over reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Stallone wrote it with Staying Alive composer Vince DiCola who went on to compose the music for Rocky V and Transformers: The Movie. The song was nominated for a Golden Globe and a Grammy. The song is fairly typical of 80s rock. Stallone released an album on RSO that went nowhere. The soundtrack for Staying Alive is out of print but you can get Far From Over on this Polydor various artists CD. Frank Stallone still tours and occasionally records. Maybe he would have more success if he wasn't a Stallone. here's the video for Far From Over by Frank Stallone.

1 comment:

  1. I heard one of his songs on a 80's playlist on YouTube. He has talent. To bad he never got anywhere. Shame.