Survivor

Fire in Your Eyes: Greatest Hits

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Ever wonder where Survivor would be without Sylvester Stallone (or more concisely, the great Rocky Balboa)? Either way, for a stretch of a few years in the '80s, Survivor was a hitmaking machine, with a radio-friendly sound that managed to out-Foreigner even Foreigner. Since the group was more of a "singles band" than an "album band," most will only require a "best-of" set, and 2001's Fire in Your Eyes: Greatest Hits, includes all the expected tracks. One of the few rock bands that was able to pull of the old singer switcheroo (original frontman Dave Bickler was replaced with Jimi Jamison), the hits continued to keep on coming after the shakeup. Kicking things off is the number one smash that the group will always be associated with, "Eye of the Tiger" (from Rocky III -- the one with Mr. T) was, along with Joan Jett's "I Love Rock N' Roll," one of the top rock radio hits of 1982. With the arrival of Jamison, the group's sound softened slightly on a pair of Top Ten hits, the melodic "High on You" and the power ballad "The Search Is Over," but returned to anthemic arena rock on "Burning Heart" (from Rocky IV -- the one with Dolph Lundgren). Add to it a few lesser hits ("I Can't Hold Back," "Is This Love," "The Moment of Truth," "American Heartbeat," etc.), and you have the perfect Survivor career overview. Go for it!

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