18 Popular Songs You Forgot Were Originally Written for Movies
“Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor, Rocky III
Rocky movies follow a pretty well-known formula. Each installment has at least one training montage that shows us that Rocky is ready for his next fight. For Rocky III, they had a song specially written for that montage. That song was “Eye of the Tiger,” one of the most iconic, inspirational movie songs ever created.
“Eye of the Tiger” is all about proving that you have what it takes to succeed. It’s by a band called Survivor, and it shows. There are few songs more perfectly suited to Rocky’s universe. He’s a perpetual underdog, and it’s his ability to keep on fighting that allows him to succeed.