Yo, Adrian, ain't nobody gonna sit still when this comes on, but they might hit the mat 'cause Bill Conti's score is so uplifting and emotional, it packs a punch. The knockout theme song to Sylvester Stallone's golden gloved boxing blockbuster still symbolizes victory over all the odds, helping to make Rocky a champ in cinemas around the world. If this doesn't inspire you to go work out, you don't have a pulse. * * * *
- Zagat Survey Music Guide - 1,000 Top Albums of All Time, 2003.