Eye of the Tiger

It’s Music Monday!


Today I’m shooting from the hip, in a manner of speaking. What I mean by that is that I have no specific reason for posting this song other than… well, I love it. There’s a surprise.

Frankly, I can’t believe I haven’t posted this before. I just love the song (and I don’t even like Rocky, other than in Rocky chocky bars). It was playing on the radio over the weekend and my kids and I rocked out in the kitchen together, headbanging, air guitar, drums and all. (They’re getting the right education here, evidently). You simply CANNOT beat the rush that comes from that so here goes… Get ready to sing along!

What’s your “I simply have to get up and rock” song?

28 responses to “Eye of the Tiger

  1. I love the image of you and your kids rocking around the kitchen, air-guitars, headbangs and all. Mine are already embarassed when they see me dance to something I love.

    • Hi Marina ~ don’t tell me I’ve got that embarrassment factor to come, I was just revelling in sharing my love of rock with them, LOL! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Rock on (with or without kids)!

  2. Hi Nicky, loved the song by Survivor but could never stand Stallone – a man with far too much testosterone! If I had to choose my ‘get up and rock’ song I think it would have to be Touch Too Much by AC/DC, one of their oldies when the late Bon Scott fronted them.

  3. I feel I now want to put my tracksuit on and run round the streets with this playing on my Sony Walkman – would probably get arrested though, so maybe I’ll exercise restraint. (did you see what I did there?)

  4. Shot Through the Heart – Bon Jovi 😀

  5. In danger of boring you silly with one of my tales of back when…..thought you might be interested in a little tidbit re the recording of the track and the people behind it. One of our artists was signed to the label Survivor were and the guys who Engineered and Produced them also worked with us on my projects and from the very same studio in Santa Monica. The guys are really good friends of ours and so have many tales re all the artists they have worked with, so get to hear and see and find out stuff the average person does. I have heard this song taken back to its basics of just a lead vocal and all the various mixes – on the main desk (awesome sound), and I expect you will be really surprised to learn that the sexy lead vocalist had a nasty cold when he laid down the main vocals. Not only that, but the girl who was VP of Artiste and Repertoire back then for Survivor and our artists, was a good friend of his (and us)….she had him stay at her house for a while and the week he left, I was guest there too….in the very same bed!! I do assure you she had changed the sheets!. I’ll let you touch me one day – LOL. I say that because around the same time we were filming Baywatch (same company), and met Pamela Anderson of course and had a kiss from her etc, only to have endless people ask me not to wash my face or hands so they could touch them too!! Felt like the Pope!! What a laugh. xx Hope not too fed-up with all these little tales….tell me to shut up if you are. I just have flash backs.

    • Jane, you made my day. Thank you ~ I love your little tales, never ever stop them coming. That is *so* awesome, who would have thought? And lucky, lucky VP or Artiste andn Repertoire, and you too. You can say you shared the same bed as…. *Nicky can’t finish the sentence as is awe-struck.* Jane, one day I want a full debrief on EVERYTHING in person, promise??? X

  6. Hi Nicky

    The moment I saw/hear your song choice for today I immediately knew of the “the BIG CAT” I had to post. It had to be “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by the Doo-Wop group, The Tokens. I knew the song had been around before that because I’d remembered the music of it with a song by The Weavers, however I words were different; so I decided to check Wikipedia, and this is what I found there:

    The Lion Sleeps Tonight”, also known as “Wimba Way” or “Wimoweh” (and originally as “Mbube”), is a song written and recorded by Solomon Linda originally with the Evening Birds[1] for the South African Gallo Record Company in 1939. It was covered internationally by many 1950s pop and folk revival artists, including The Weavers, Jimmy Dorsey, Yma Sumac, Miriam Makeba, and The Kingston Trio. In 1961, it became a number one hit in the U.S. as adapted by the doo-wop group The Tokens.

    So enjoy…

    Have a GREAT DAY everyone !!!

    • Awimbawey awimbawey awimbawey awimbawey…. ooooo-ooo-oooh… Lovely choice, Robin, thank you! No idea hit had such a glorious and varied history but fabulous song. I’ll no doubt be singing that while I’m cooking dinner later on! 🙂

  7. Hi Nicky! My kids will jam out to Eye of the Tiger too! They learned it at 80’s Day in school! UGH! My must get “moving” song is really ANYTHING from the Foo Fighters. I have all their albums set to random on my iPod alarm. They always get me out of bed in the morning and I run while listening to them as well. Very good “get your blood pumping” music! And my kiddos love them as well!! 😉

    • Hi, you! Oooh, Foo Fighters, how intriguing ~ brilliant selection, thanks for sharing. I gather Survivor wasn’t your thing, LOL, but thanks for stopping by anyway and posting such a lovely comment. Glad you and your kiddos agree on the same ‘blood pumping’ music, that’s awesome. X

  8. Nicky, glad you have not fallen off your perch with boredom. Pleased it was of interest. I forgot to add that the vocal you hear on the record recorded when he had a cold, was done in ONE take. Cool eh! If you come up with another song that rings a bell I’ll be back. xx

  9. Oooh, I feel I’m rubbing shoulders with celebs here. Jane, you should have whipped the sheets off and auctioned them on eBay. Or is that, Awimbawey. Haw, haw. Ugh. Love it! 🙂 xx

  10. I was only going to watch a bit of this clip but ended up watching the whole thing and reminiscing about the past. That guy sure can hit the high notes.

    • …and apparently with a bad cold, too! Thanks for visiting and I’m glad the clip captured your interest. Now I want to know… what were you reminiscing about, exactly? LOL! x

  11. I think that’s reason enough. It’s your blog after all, so why shouldn’t you post what you love? PS – I love it too.

  12. I bought Survivor’s Greatest Hits and found sooo much more to love! Actually it’s time I listened to that again. After FM’s Rockville. And some Dare. And maybe Journey. And and and argh!!!!!!!!

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