After denied rights to use “Another One Bites the Dust” for Rocky III, Sylvester Stallone hired Survivor to write an original song instead, which turned out to be “Eye Of The Tiger”

The One Eye Opening Fact That Queen and Survivor Have In Common—Who Would’ve Thought!?

Another Eye Of The Tiger Bites The Dust

In 1970 British rock band Queen formed, and changed the course of music forever. Queen quickly jumped onto the scene with their unique, over-the-top and flamboyant style, and eventually rose to the top of the rock n’ roll scene. About eight years after the formation of Queen, another band called Survivor formed in Chicago. Survivor didn’t jump onto the scene as quickly as Queen did, however the two bands have more in common than what you’d expect.

During the production of Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky III, producers approached Queen about wanting to use their song “Another One Bites the Dust” during a scene in the movie. But Queen and the producers were unable to work out a deal to get the rights… Continue Reading (1 minute read)

8 thoughts on “After denied rights to use “Another One Bites the Dust” for Rocky III, Sylvester Stallone hired Survivor to write an original song instead, which turned out to be “Eye Of The Tiger””

  1. sonofabutch

    And “You’re the Best” was supposed to be in *Rocky III* but was dropped for “Eye of the Tiger.” Then it was going to be in *Flashdance* but was dropped for “Maniac.” It finally arrived in *The Karate Kid.*

  2. Tinmania

    I saw a video about the making of this song for the movie. Pretty wild. They didn’t have too much time and they convinced Stallone to actually send them the film in its nearly finished form to them. After watching the film they came with Eye of the Tiger.

  3. Letra5

    I’m not saying this wasn’t an amazing outcome, but he really missed out on using “Another One Rides The Bus” by Weird Al.

  4. DontCallMePal

    Stallone is either a genius or has a leprechaunin his basement.

  5. count_frightenstein

    Geez, I can’t explain how stupidly popular this song was. English people may be familiar due to my recent TIL that they still sing Mr. Brightside by The Killers at the end of the night at pubs. Kids running up and down the street singing “IT’S THE EYE OF THE TIGER!”. Every roll play in the playground sang that as the attacked. I hated the song after a while.

  6. MommaChem

    And the Supernatural Fandom thanks him!

  7. frothy_pissington

    Summer of 1982 I’m in the Greenwich CT library.

    State of the art 1982 tech,….. they had easy chairs with cassette tape players next to them with headphones.

    You could borrow cassettes and sit down and listen to them.

    It was around lunchtime, this young 30’s guy in a business suit walks in, he’s looking like your standard issue, cocky, East coast, coke head business shark.

    He gets a cassette, sits in a chair, pops it in a player, and proceeds to play one song, full volume, over and over.

    That song was obviously “Eye of the Tiger”.

    He didn’t just listen, he was fully into it, head nodding along and air drumming with his hands.

    He did this for about a half hour, got up, put the cassette back, straightened his tie and walked out.

    I always figured he had some do or die sales pitch to make and was psyching himself up.

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