I'm Alive" is a 1965 number-one UK hit single by The Hollies. It was written especially for them by the successful US pop songwriter Clint Ballard, Jr. who also had chart-topping hits with Linda Ronstadt, Wayne Fontana and Jimmy Jones. However they originally passed the song over to another Manchester band, the Toggery Five, before changing their mind and recording the song, which became their first No 1 hit in the UK. This song appears on the US version of the 1965 Hollies album, Hear! Here!.