July 23, 2024

On this day in ’23 it was announced that Survivor’s Eye Of The Tiger” has surpassed one billion streams on Spotify.

Written by the band’s Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan the song, released in ’82, was commissioned by Sylvester Stallone to be the theme for “Rocky III.” That came about after Queen denied him permission to use “Another One Bites The Dust.”

The lyrics, including the title, were derived from dialogue in the film.

“Eye Of The Tiger” reached #1 on the Billboard 100 spending 15 consecutive weeks in the Top 10.

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