Tuned In: Gym Class Heroes And Ryan Tedder Prove They’ve Got The Fighting Spirit

by (@unclegrambo)

There’s no slowing the Gym Class Heroes. Their collaboration with Neon Hitch, “Ass Back Home,” is currently sitting in the #3 position on the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown, but Travie and the boys have no intention to rest on the laurels. They debuted their new single, “The Fighter,” on the Tonight Show last night, featuring Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic singing the anthemic chorus.

It’s an inspirational track, one that’s very reminiscent of last summer’s big hit for Eminem, Royce da 5’9″ and Bruno Mars, “Lighters.” Both songs feature a simple piano loop sitting on top of a thumping backbeat, lyrics about overcoming adversity, and a soaring vocal hook that is impossible to resist singing along with. “The Fighter” seems well-positioned to do well on this year’s Song Of The Summer charts, and seems like a no-brainer to be prominently featured during musical montages during the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Elsewhere in late night…

Late Show With David Letterman: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Dr. John featuring Dan Auerbach, “Revolution”

Gym Class Heroes Featuring Ryan Tedder Perform "The Fighter"