I really enjoy the fighting spirit of the song, and it’s definitely on my “running” and “get motivated” playlists.
It’s also a brilliant song for Team USA at the Olympics, and I really like that gymnast John Orozco is featured in the video, although that could seem odd in a few years. Talk about fighter!
But really, let’s not kid ourselves, while Travie and Gym Class are good, it’s the chorus/hook with Ryan Tedder that elevates this song. I’m a sucker for Ryan Tedder’s pop talents. He really can do no wrong. He’s one of my favorite pop singer-songwriter-producers of the past few years.
Until Ryan and the rest of OneRepublic finish their next album, we’ve got “The Fighter” to hold us over.
And go Team USA!