Sunday, May 1, 2022

Eye of the Tiger

 "Eye of the Tiger" is a song by American rock band Survivor.

It was released as a single from their third album of the same name and was also the theme song for the 1982 film Rocky III, which was released a day before the single. 

The song was written by Survivor guitarist Frankie Sullivan and keyboardist Jim Peterik, and it was recorded at the request of Rocky III star, writer, and director Sylvester Stallone, after Queen denied him permission to use "Another One Bites the Dust", the song Stallone intended as the Rocky III theme.

The version of the song that appears in the film is the demo version of the song. The film version also contained tiger growls, which did not appear on the album version. It features original Survivor singer Dave Bickler on lead vocals.

The song is also the title song to the 1986 film of the same name. "Eye of the Tiger" is written in the key of C minor.

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