$5 MP3 Album Deal: ‘Rocky Balboa – The Best of Rocky’

For a huge selection of high quality MP3 albums at low prices there’s no better place to shop online than at Amazon. Every month the website hosts a wide variety of downloadable albums for $5 at their MP3 store and this month they have 100 titles available, each of which will only set you back a single digital Abe Lincoln. Since individual MP3s tend to sell for 99 cents at least you’re saving yourself a few bucks as well. Among the sweet deals Amazon is offering in November you’ll find titles from artists such as Lauren Hill, Bob Dylan, the Black Keys, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, John Coltrane, Kings of Leon, and Norah Jones.

One title in particular that would make a nice Christmas present for the sports movie enthusiast in your family is Rocky Balboa: The Best of Rocky.

Released in late 2006 to coincide with the theatrical bow of the fifth and final sequel to the 1976 boxing drama that made Sylvester Stallone a household name, Rocky Balboa: The Best of Rocky is a decades-spanning compilation of songs and music score selections by Bill Conti from the soundtracks to Rocky and its first four follow-ups along with dialogue excerpts from all six movies. You get all the classics including the iconic theme tune “Gonna Fly Now” and Survivor‘s power anthem “Eye of the Tiger” (both Academy Award-nominated songs) as well as a good chunk of the soundtrack from the five-time Razzie winner Rocky IV – “Living in America” by James Brown, “Heart’s on Fire” by John Cafferty (sans the Beaver Brown Band), and the return of Survivor on “Burning Heart.” Say it with me now….DRAGOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

The tracks included in this collection range from soul-stirring greatness to dated yet deliciously awful fist pumpers, much like the movies themselves, but for half a sawbuck Rocky Balboa: The Best of Rocky is a highly listenable line-up of essential tunes that will appeal to both the budding athlete and the beer-swilling mullet head in your family.

This album along with many more MP3 titles will be on sale until the end of the month, so take advantage of these deals while they last. If you’d rather own a physical copy of the album, the CD is only $9.99.

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