SURVIVOR in 15 Songs

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Greetings!

Today we are going to go through some of the greatest songs of Survivor – a band I admire, respect and love so much. I’m sure that the majority of rock music fans are well aware of Survivor and their rise to stardom and commercial success in the 80s. If not, then you must have heard “Eye of the Tiger” at least a thousand times as it’s probably their biggest hit and one of THE most significant and memorable tunes from that era. The fact that it was the theme song from Rocky III also helped a lot! Furthermore, just like any other rock band, Survivor also went through a few turbulent events, such as Dave Bickler’s vocal problems, Jimi Jamison’s departure and second return, legal issues, shaky reunions and of course, the tragic death of Jimi. Despite all these situations, however, they wrote and released so many beautiful and exceptional songs which deserve to be heard and appreciated. That’s why I decided to create this little playlist, consisting of 15 Survivor songs which to me personally best represent the band and their unique sound. I will try to gather up 15 outstanding songs from their music catalog, performed by both of their frontmen, despite being super biased towards Jimi who happens to be my favorite male vocalist of all time. His voice is made of gold and every time I hear him sing, I get chills down my spine – he’s just that good. I do hope you guys will remind yourselves of those classics or you might just hear some new tunes. Here we go…


Somewhere in America (1980)

 

Poor Man’s Son (1981)

 

Eye of the Tiger (1982)

 

American Heartbeat (1982)

 

Ever Since the World Begun (1982)

Caught in the Game (1983)

 

High on You (1984)

 

The Search is Over (1984)

 

I Can’t Hold Back (1984)

 

First Night (1984)

 

Burning Heart (1985)

 

Is This Love (1986)

 

Man Against The World (1986)

 

Didn’t Know It Was Love (1988)

 

Across The Miles (1988)

 

Reach (2006)


 

 

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