Music Video Friday: Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger (1982 Oscar Nominee)

Todayโ€™s Oscar nominated song is Survivor’s Eye Of The Tiger from the film Rocky III.

I’ve ended up only doing three of these Oscar Song posts (I figured I better review Deadpool instead one Friday so I scrapped Eminem’s Lose Yourself). I’ve missed out on a lot of great nominees & winners. Oh well – I’ll post more at Oscars-time next year!

Last week I talked about Aimee Mann’s Save Me and the one I kicked things off with was Irene Cara’s Flashdance…What A Feeling. Let’s face it – Eye Of The Tiger is the equivalent of Flashdance… What A Feeling for boys so it made sense to talk about this one now. Plus, of course, Sylvester Stallone is up for an Oscar this Sunday for his role in Creed. No, I’ve not seen Creed since I’ve never even seen any of the Rocky films. Yeah, yeah – I know I should. Hey – at least I’ve seen Flashdance so I’ve seen the girl version of Rocky anyway! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Without all the unnecessary hitting.

Eye Of The Tiger lost out to Up Where We Belong from An Officer And A Gentleman. That’s fair enough – that’s a good song and worthy winner. But it’s not as well-known and iconic today. Eye Of The Tiger may be a piece of 80’s cheese but who doesn’t know it and who doesn’t immediately think of Rocky when they hear it (even when they’ve not even seen the movies)?? I miss cheesy, uplifting 80’s songs like these. I can’t say this is an all-time favorite song but it usually puts a smile on my face and makes me want to punch something (in a happy way!).

Does he seriously train by punching meat? Lol! And people make fun of similar movies like Flashdance?! Hopefully the meat thing is in one of the non-Best-Picture-Winner sequels. And I really hope Eye Of The Tiger was used in one of those long, silly montages that only ever worked in 80’s films. God I love those! Push it to the limit!

Anyway, I read on Wikipedia that Stallone asked Survivor to do a song for the movie as he originally wanted Queen’s Another One Bites The Dust to be the theme song but they didn’t give their permission. That’s good – I like that song and think it would’ve been ruined for me being associated with a Rocky movie. Besides, Eye Of The Tiger ended up being the perfect fit.

Onto the video: Wow – no expense was spared! Are those garbage bags behind the band?? I like how they have fans blowing on them to make a cool effect. Ha! A+ for effort on what I assume was a very low budget. GOD I love the Eighties…. ๐Ÿ™‚

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22 thoughts on “Music Video Friday: Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger (1982 Oscar Nominee)

  1. Awesome! I did a list last week on the best songs from 80s movies and I hated to leave off Eye of the Tiger. I remember it being played everywhere when I was a youngster.

    • Thanks! Oh – I’ll have to have a look at that list. God I love 80’s movies songs!!! You better have plenty of John Hughes ones in there… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Eye Of The Tiger isn’t my favorite but it’s just so iconic. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • I don’t think I’ve ever seen it the whole way through either! Meh, some films I accept I’ve missed the boat on lol.

        But I have a slight obsession with Eye of the Tiger !!

      • Yeah, I’ve seen bits & pieces of it. It’s sometimes annoying to watch a movie in full after seeing bits & pieces over the years! I’m picturing you doing karaoke to Eye of the Tiger now… Lol

      • What a LOVELY image for you!! Haha, however cartoon-ish and out of tune you’re imagining me – you got it in one! Lol.

        Exactly! I can’t be arsed lol.

    • Definitely! That’s why I figured I better include it even though it’s not exactly a favorite of mine. Plus the Stallone Oscar nomination two days later… (which I really thought he’d win). ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Trivia time: Because of his involvement in Rocky III, Hulk Hogan used “Eye Of The Tiger” as his entrance theme in the AWA and then WWF until mid-1985 before he was given his more familiar theme “Real American”. ๐Ÿ™‚

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