Live to Rise

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"Live to Rise"
Single by Soundgarden
from the album Avengers Assemble: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture
ReleasedApril 17, 2012 (2012-04-17)
GenreAlternative rock, hard rock
Songwriter(s)Chris Cornell
Soundgarden singles chronology
"The Telephantasm"
"Live to Rise"
"Been Away Too Long"
Music video
Live to Rise on YouTube

"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]


Weekly charts

Chart (2012) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 69
Canada Rock (Billboard)[6] 1
UK Rock & Metal (OCC)[7] 11
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[8] 10
US Hot Rock & Alternative Songs (Billboard)[9] 4

Year-end charts

Chart (2012) Position
US Hot Rock & Alternative Songs (Billboard)[10] 20


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]


  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". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2014-01-22. Retrieved 2017-09-04.
  4. ^ "SOUNDGARDEN: 'King Animal' Track Listing, Final Cover Artwork Unveiled".
  5. ^ "Soundgarden Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 13, 2021.
  6. ^ "Soundgarden Chart History (Canada Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  7. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 13, 2021.
  8. ^ "Soundgarden Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 13, 2021.
  9. ^ "Soundgarden Chart History (Hot Rock & Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 13, 2021.
  10. ^ "Hot Rock & Alternative Songs – Year-End 2012". Billboard. Retrieved October 13, 2021.
  11. ^ USA Today