Against the Wind (5:34)

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“Against the Wind” is a song by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band from the 1980 album Against the Wind. “Against the Wind” was the highest ranking single from the album, coming in at #5.

According to Timothy White, a writer for Rolling Stone, “‘Against the Wind’ is about trying to move ahead, keeping your sanity and integrity at the same time.”

During an interview on 100 FM The Pike, Bob Seger said that “Against the Wind” came about from his days as a high-school cross country runner.

Glenn Frey of the Eagles sang background vocals on this song.

Against the Wind can be heard in the Kevin Costner movie “For the Love of the Game” and in the movie “Forrest Gump”


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  • md1163

    There were oh so many roads....bicknor : )

    17 Sep 4:24pm Reply
  • stardust-01

    One Of His Greatest Songs Then And Now..//

    6 Sep 4:05am Reply
  • bicknor

    It must have been the wind, md1163, that caused you to lose your way :)

    13 Aug 5:13pm Reply
  • md1163

    guess I lost my way....

    24 Jul 10:10am Reply
  • frazmandemo

    the song has meaning no matter how old you are....

    9 Jul 5:03pm Reply
  • bicknor

    No Janey, but running around ' at eight miles a minute'............... and seemingly getting nowhere.............

    8 Jul 4:50pm Reply
  • silversurfer250


    28 Jun 7:32pm Reply
  • md1163

    How she swore it never would end....

    16 May 12:19pm Reply
  • md1163

    still running !

    21 Apr 11:46am Reply
  • selene_101

    the secrets that we shared, the mountains that we moved, caught like a wildfire out of control....<3

    9 Apr 6:48pm Reply
  • md1163

    Eye no less than I ever new

    21 Mar 11:28am Reply
  • bicknor

    Well, I never used to know what I know now, and I know there is so much that I dont know, nor ever will know. Neither will anyone else. Probably just as well...........

    17 Mar 5:48pm Reply
  • TWHsr

    Love Bob and ALL hi songs.

    13 Mar 5:49am Reply
  • bicknor

    Good. And nuthin' like being' young and strong' as this song says.

    17 Feb 5:31pm Reply
  • norgro

    Timeless. This song will never get older.

    13 Feb 12:17pm Reply
  • adventureba

    geht unter die Haut...

    3 Feb 6:30am Reply
  • scientist4u

    Classic Seger,,,,,,,,,

    29 Jan 7:47pm Reply
  • TWHsr

    Glad to hear it Gary. I love all of Bob's stuff.

    25 Dec 2013 Reply
  • PghDwayne

    Bob is one of the all time greats!

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • DZRTsurfer88

    much older now, but still running against the wind

    22 Oct 2013 Reply
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