Live to Rise

"Live to Rise" is a song recorded by American rock band Soundgarden for the 2012 film The Avengers. The song was released by Hollywood Records on April 17, 2012, as a free digital download during its first week of availability at the iTunes Store,[1] and was later included on the film's soundtrack album, Avengers Assemble: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture, released on May 1, 2012.

"Live to Rise" was the first Soundgarden song to be both fully recorded and released since the band reformed in 2010, as "Black Rain" was partly recorded in the early 1990s.[2] The single has been described as a "riff-heavy rocker" that, according to singer Chris Cornell, would "work just fine" on the band's then-upcoming album King Animal, even though it did not necessarily represent the entire album's sound.[3] Despite earlier speculation, "Live to Rise" did not appear on King Animal.[4]

"Live to Rise"
Soundgarden Live To Rise
Single by Soundgarden
from the album Avengers Assemble: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture
ReleasedApril 17, 2012
FormatDigital download
Recorded2012
GenreAlternative rock
Length4:40
LabelHollywood
Songwriter(s)Chris Cornell
Soundgarden singles chronology
"The Telephantasm"
(2010)
"Live to Rise"
(2012)
"Been Away Too Long"
(2012)
Music video
Live to Rise on YouTube

Charts

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Canada (Billboard Canadian Hot 100)[5] 69
Canada Rock (Billboard)[6] 1
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[7] 10
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[8] 1
US Rock Songs (Billboard)[9] 4
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[10] 12
UK Rock (Official Charts Company)[11] 11

Reception

USA Today's review of the Avengers Assemble soundtrack declares "Live to Rise" "is The Incredible Hulk on this all-star soundtrack for the all-star superhero movie The Avengers."[12]

References

  1. ^ "Soundgarden's First All-New Song in 15 Years "Live to Rise" Available as a Free Download on iTunes Beginning April 17" (Press release). PR Newswire. April 17, 2012. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
  2. ^ Soundgarden's first new song in 15 years: 'The Avengers' - USA Today Retrieved April 2012
  3. ^ Soundgarden Rolling Stone News
  4. ^ "SOUNDGARDEN: 'King Animal' Track Listing, Final Cover Artwork Unveiled".
  5. ^ "Soundgarden Album & Song Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  6. ^ "Soundgarden Chart History (Canada Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  7. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 – Issue Date: 2012-05-26". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  8. ^ "Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks – Issue Date: 2012-05-99". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  9. ^ "Soundgarden Album & Song Chart History: Rock Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
  10. ^ "Soundgarden Album & Song Chart History: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  11. ^ Retrieved May 16, 2012 Uk Rock Chart
  12. ^ USA Today

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