Live to Rise

Last updated on 4 September 2017

"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]

Soundgarden Live To Rise.jpg
Soundgarden Live To Rise.jpg


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


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."[11]


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