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Billboard #1 Hits: #518: ‘Eye Of The Tiger’- Survivor – July 24, 1982. #1 for 6 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: ‘Eye Of The Tiger’- Survivor
  • Record Company- Scotti Bros
  • Genre: Rock
  • Written by Frankie Sullivan and Jim Peternik
  • Time: 3:45
  • B-side:’Take You On A Saturday’
  • Album- Eye Of The Tiger
  • Grade: C
  • Peaked at #1 6 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #1 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Australia, Canada, Finland, Ireland, Japan, Norway, South Africa.

Survivor’s big break came when Queen denied Sylvester Stallone permission to use ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ as the them for Rocky III. Sly then turned to Survivor- who up until that point had only one minor hit #33 “Poor Man’s Son” 1981. ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ would go to #1 and spend 6 weeks at the top- in the first seven months of 1982- there were only 7 new #1 hits. Kind of what it has been like in recent years. Survivor would go on to have 4 more Top 10 hits- none of them memorable.

8 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #518: ‘EYE OF THE TIGER’- SURVIVOR – JULY 24, 1982

  1. They were the first band I ever saw on stage…I’m NOT bragging. They opened up for another winner…REO.
    I can take pre famous REO a little more.

  2. That opening build-up before the singing starts is what makes the song. And really that’s the only part you hear today, carefully excised as background music for a YouTube video or rally music at a stadium.

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