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James Brown

Living In America

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“Living in America” is a 1985 song composed by Dan Hartman and Charlie Midnight, and performed by James Brown. It was released as a single in 1985 and reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song entered the Billboard Top 40 on January 11, 1986, and remained on the chart for eleven weeks. It also became a top five hit in the United Kingdom, peaking at number five on the UK Singles Chart; it was his only top 10 single in the UK. It was his first Top 40 hit in ten years in the US, and it would also be his last. The song was prominently featured in the film Rocky IV. In the film, Brown sings the song before Apollo Creed enters the boxing ring, in reference to the character’s patriotism. It appeared on the Rocky IV soundtrack album. The full version of the song (nearly... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Living in America ... I live in America ... Eye to eye, station to station

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