Billy Ocean – When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going
“When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going” is a song by Trinidadian-British singer Billy Ocean. The song was written by Written by Wayne Brathwaite, Barry Eastmond, Mutt Lange and and Ocean. It was released in November 1986 as a single from the soundtrack of the movie “The Jewel of the Nile,” starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito. It is also included on Ocean’s sixth studio album, “Love Zone”. The song is known for its upbeat and energetic sound, as well as its motivational lyrics.
“When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going” became a commercial success, reaching high positions on music charts in multiple countries, including #1 in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada, and number two on the Billboard Hot 100 (behind “How Will I Know” by Whitney Houston). Its catchy and motivational message resonated with audiences, making it a memorable hit of the 1980s. “When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going” is characterized by its lively pop sound, featuring a catchy melody, a strong rhythm, and Billy Ocean’s soulful vocals. The song’s production captures a sense of determination and resilience.
The music video was shot at Brixton Academy in London, and features Douglas Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito as lip-synching backing vocalists.
The song remains a favorite for its uplifting and positive vibes. Billy Ocean’s dynamic vocal performance and the song’s infectious energy have solidified its place as a classic of the era.
Billy Ocean – When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going – Lyrics