Conti shot to fame in 1976 with his score for Rocky; the soundtrack album went platinum, and the main theme, "Gonna Fly Now," topped the U.S. pop charts. Conti and star Sylvester Stallone subsequently reunited for chapters two, three and five in the Rocky series, as well as 1978's F.I.S.T. and Paradise Alley; in 1981 he scored the James Bond feature For Your Eyes Only, scoring a Top Five hit with the title track, sung by Sheena Easton
. After two previous nominations, Conti won an Oscar in 1983 for his work on The Right Stuff; at about the same time he became a prolific composer of televison themes, writing music for series including Dallas, Falcon Crest, Cagney and Lacey and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. He also served as musical director for a number of Academy Awards telecasts, winning an Emmy for his work on the 1992 ceremony.