It would have been impossible to have been in America and not have heard Survivor's triumphant anthem "Eye of the Tiger" blaring from a radio or from MTV at some point in 1982. After a pair of albums that failed to light up the charts (1979's self-titled debut and 1981's PREMONITION), macho actor Sylvester Stallone asked the unknown band to pen the title song to his forthcoming third installment of the ROCKY movie series. Both the movie and the song went hand in hand, and they both became monster hits.
Survivor's 1982 album EYE OF THE TIGER features more of the same melodic rockers, as well as power ballads such as "Feels Like Love" and "I'm Not That Man Anymore." But having finally obtained massive breakthrough success, singer Dave Bickler surprisingly quit the band a year later, to be replaced by Jimi Jamison.