A colleague and I have been giggling for weeks over this song. It came up during a faculty meeting, oddly, and he and I were the only other folks who remembered the Survivor tune created specifically for Rocky III: it seems our other co-workers were either not into popular culture 28 years ago, or under the influence, so to speak, and thus missed the fabulous early 80s.
Since that meeting, my colleague and I have heard this song regularly–almost weekly–on a variety of tv shows, the radio, at his kids’ concert. We call each other up every time we hear it and have a giggle over it. It’s quite discombobulating.
But, tomorrow is the half marathon I’ve been training for, and that song is going to be on my Ipod’s playlist. It’s the perfect running song. So think of me running in my running skirt, bopping along the 13.1 miles and singing:
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
Oh, if you missed this song, here ya go: