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Radio Hit ‘Eye of the Tiger’ released (1982)

Radio Hit 'Eye of the Tiger' released (1982)

When Survivor released Eye of the Tiger in 1982 the band created a unique cultural moment! The song became closely tied to the classic boxing movie Rocky, although it did not appear in the infamous training montage until the third film and the lyrics were even incorporated into an Apollo Creed monologue! Rocky star Sylvester Stallone actually asked the band to write the song as he was such a big fan of the band. The hit was such a success that it was the second best selling song of the year, behind only Olivia Newton John’s Physical.

Activity Ideas:

  • Print out our boxing activity book – here
  • Challenge yourself with the 80s music quiz – here
  • Learn more about the film Rocky with these film flashcards – here