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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It seems like yesterday
But it was long ago
Janey was lovely she was the queen of my nights
There in the darkness with the radio playing low, and

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  • supermediadave

    Still rocks....

    15 Jul 9:37pm Reply

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY To Mr. Bob Segar! YOU ROCK!!! 70 years Young!!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your talent and love for music!!!! AWESOME! Yey! Woot! Woot! You are truly blessed!! :-)

    7 May 3:19am Reply
  • Emmelsbuell

    wonderful Song <3

    7 Apr 8:12pm Reply
  • Annieworld

    Wonderful song with wonderful lyrics

    26 Oct 2014 Reply
  • comanche67

    so cool..

    11 Oct 2014 Reply
  • stardust-01

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

    6 Sep 2014 Reply
  • bicknor

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

    13 Aug 2014 Reply
  • frazmandemo

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

    9 Jul 2014 Reply
  • bicknor

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

    8 Jul 2014 Reply
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    28 Jun 2014 Reply
  • selene_101

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

    9 Apr 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • TWHsr

    Love Bob and ALL hi songs.

    13 Mar 2014 Reply
  • bicknor

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

    17 Feb 2014 Reply
  • norgro

    Timeless. This song will never get older.

    13 Feb 2014 Reply
  • adventureba

    geht unter die Haut...

    3 Feb 2014 Reply
  • scientist4u

    Classic Seger,,,,,,,,,

    29 Jan 2014 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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