It’s the eye of the tiger
It’s the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watching us all with the eye of the tigerEye of the Tiger
Jim Peterik’s career as an artist and songwriter first brought the Chicago native worldwide recognition with his band The Ides Of March’s 1970 multi-platinum smash hit “Vehicle”, which hit #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Peterik then co-founded the band Survivor with whom he had a string of hits, including “The Search Is Over”, “I Can’t Hold Back”, “Burning Up”, “High On You”, “Is This Love” and the ubiquitous Grammy Award winning smash “Eye of the Tiger”, which was first featured as the theme song for the motion picture Rocky lll (1983). The song has since sold more than 9x platinum and remains a globally popular anthem and cinematic staple.
Other Peterik credits include multiple co-penned 1980’s rock classics for the band .38 Special, including “Hold on Loosely”, “Caught Up In You”, “Fantasy Girl” and “Rockin’ Into The Night”, as well as more recent hits with The Beach Boys, such as “That’s Why God Made The Radio”, which Rolling Stone named one of its Top 30 songs of 2012.