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.