Survivor (USA AOR/rock band of "Eye of the Tiger" fame)

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Survivor is an American rock band formed in Chicago in 1978. The band achieved its greatest success in the 1980s with its arena rock sound, which garnered many charting singles, especially in the United States. The band is best known for its double platinum-certified 1982 hit "Eye of the Tiger," the theme song for the motion picture Rocky III (US number 1 for 6 weeks). Singles like "Burning Heart" (US number 2), "The Search Is Over" (US number 4), "High on You" (US number 8), "Is This Love" (US number 9) and "I Can't Hold Back" (US number 13) continued to chart in the mid-1980s.

The band tweaked its musical direction in 1988 with the release of the slightly heavier Too Hot to Sleep, but due to lackluster promotion the album barely reached the Billboard 200 in the United States. Because of this, the band split.

Singer Jimi Jamison later toured as "Survivor" in the mid-1990s, to the chagrin of the rest of the band, but reunited with Sullivan in 2000. The band then released Reach in 2006, but Jamison left again after its release and was replaced by singer Robin McAuley. Survivor continued to tour with McAuley into 2011 until Jamison returned later that year.

An announcement on November 13, 2011 by McAuley on his Facebook page revealed that he had left Survivor. A subsequent announcement on November 18, 2011 confirmed that Jamison had rejoined the band and a tour was to take place in 2012.

In April 2013 it was announced by the band's official media sources that guitarist Frankie Sullivan had reunited the current Survivor line-up with original singer Dave Bickler, with the band now having their two vocalists together for the next tour, Bickler and Jamison.

On August 31, 2014 Jamison died at the age of 63 of an apparent heart attack.

  1. ^ "Frankie Sullivan Reunites Four Original "Survivor" Members including Dave Bickler and Jimi Jamison". Survivor. 2013-04-18. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
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Year Title Rating Releases
1979 Survivor 3
1981 Premonition 1
1982 Eye of the Tiger 2 2
1983 Caught in the Game 2
1984 Vital Signs 3
1986 Very Best Of 1
1986 When Seconds Count 2
1988 Too Hot to Sleep 1
2006 Reach 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1992 Greatest Hits Compilation 1
1993 Greatest Hits Compilation 2
2001 Fire in Your Eyes: Greatest Hits Compilation 1
2004 Ultimate Survivor Compilation 1
2006 The Best of Survivor Compilation 1
2009 Best: Burning Heart Compilation 1


Year Title Rating Releases
1982 Eye of the Tiger / Take You on a Saturday 1
1985 Burning Heart 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Rating Releases
2005 Extended Versions: The Encore Collection 1

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