Eye of the Tiger

Tony Satterlund, Tyler Vaillancourt, Kylee Burke
[*Sirena Blanchard]

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Background of the song
This was the theme song to Rocky III, which was the biggest movie of 1982

When it was written
It was written by 'Survivor'

The Band:
Dave Bickler - vocals
Frankie Sullivan - guitar, background vocals
Jim Peterik - keyboards, background vocals
Klem Hayes / Bill Synair - bass
Kyle Woodring - drums
Jeff Boyle - drum programming

Purpose it served (Was it written for a specific reason? Protest? Fun? Love? etc.)
Yea, it was the rocky theme tune. So it was basically made for the movie.

Effect on society, or how society affected it.
Well it is a very popular song. But its used
for alot of fighting themes now days. Like when
people are about to box, they usually play that
song in the background.

Lyrics - include interpretation
Risin' up, back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance, now I'm back on my feet
Just a man and his will to survive

So many times, it happens too fast
You change your passion for glory
Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive

It's the eye of the tiger, it's the cream of the fight
Risin' up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
And he's watchin' us all in the eye of the tiger

Face to face, out in the heat
Hangin' tough, stayin' hungry
They stack the odds 'til we take to the street
For we kill with the skill to survive


Risin' up, straight to the top
Have the guts, got the glory
Went the distance, now I'm not gonna stop
Just a man and his will to survive


The eye of the tiger (repeats out)

Who wrote it? Who performed it? If there are multiple performers, please list all. Who was the most popular? Were there different styles?
Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan, who were Survivor's primary songwriters.

World/political events at the time.
Trends in popular culture (clothing, movies, music, video game-like things, entertainment, etc)

Twin Galaxies, was a very popular video game in 1982.
Micheal Jackson releases Thriller, which sells more than 25 million copies, becoming the biggest selling
album in history.
The book the color purple came out in this year.
The hit movie E.T. came out in 1982 :]]