Best Top 40 Hit Courtesy Of The Band Survivor...NOT Named "Eye Of The Tiger"

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The Search Is Over vs. Burning Heart, but Burning Heart is really tied to my love of Rocky IV anyway so...The Search Is Over.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 17 February 2012 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hmmm...I have karaoked three of these -- Search is Over, High on You, and Burning Heart -- in addition to Eye of the Tiger. They were all really fun to sing. I think I'm going with High on You because it's so extremely stupid and embarrassing to sing. Talkin to myself! Runnin in the heat! Beggin for your touch in the middle of the street!

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Every song is remarkable for fooling me at the time into thinking they were by Journey.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

their videos all seem to be the same shade of UV blue
the little convo that opens this is hilarious

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

"High On You." I love the chorus.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

talking to yourself
running with your feet
begging for a crutch in the middle of tikrit

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

this song kinda rules too

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

"tikrit" may have been a tasteless rhyme, sorry about that :-/

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lechera, it's a Survivor thread! Don't worry about taste.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Listening to their albums on spotify right now...so many of these songs are great, but yeah the Journey-isms seem even more shameless now than they did at the time (?!).

Johnny Fever, Friday, 17 February 2012 21:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love how the words to these songs have been in my brain since 1984 even though iirc I have never (aside from the karaoke bar) intentionally listened to them.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Burning Heart is damn good, and whenever I sing it at karaoke, I'm always impressed by the depth of the lyrics.

Poliopolice, Sunday, 19 February 2012 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wrote this about The Best Of Survivor(Volcano/Legacy) in an MTV Urge blog post a few years back: "Most awesome songs besides the tiger one turn out to be 'High On You' (#8 pop, '85), which starts out like the Four Seasons’ 'Who Loves You' and then says 'there you stood/that'll teach ya' and which I probably always thought was 38 Special (in post-Cars powerpop mode) and '83's criminally non-Top-40-charting 'Caught in the Game,' which sounds petty much exactly like Eddie Money's great 'Shakin'' from the year before."

So: "High On You."

xhuxk, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 23 February 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Survivor Announces New Singer!

buzza, Thursday, 23 February 2012 00:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

i had no idea all these years that High On You was Survivor. knew the rest though.

Neanderthal, Saturday, 30 August 2014 16:47 (3 months ago) Permalink

"First Night" wasn't top 40, huh? I have a soft spot for it.

http://youtu.be/HQ4rNC59p6M

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 30 August 2014 19:49 (3 months ago) Permalink

I was OBSESSED with "The Search Is Over" in fifth grade. I think it was just the title. I wrote a story inspired by the title and its soundtrack was just this song, except I don't think I knew how it went, I'd just seen the album at the mall.

I hope I voted for "Burning Heart".

Euler, Saturday, 30 August 2014 19:58 (3 months ago) Permalink


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