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Living in America” is a 1985 song and performed by james brown (Hartman also provided backing vocals). It was prominently featured in the film Rocky 4. In the film, Brown sings the song before apollo creed enters the boxing ring, in reference to the character’s patriotism.

“Living in America” was released as a single in 1985 and reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also became a top five hit for Brown in the United Kingdom, peaking at number five on the UK Singles Chart; this was his only top 10 single in the UK. It appeared on the Rocky IV soundtrack album the following year. The full version of the song (nearly six minutes long) was also included on Brown’s 1986 album, Gravity, and on various compilations throughout the 1990s.

In 1986, “Living in America” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, and James Brown won a Grammy for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.

James Brown – Living In America (Rocky IV)

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