Tag: Survivor

The Vinyl Diaries

The Vinyl Diaries: Happy Birthday, Mr. Bickler

Rob Smith thanks one of the great voices of his youth in the new "Vinyl Diaries."...

Chart Attack!, Music


Greetings and welcome to CHART ATTACK!, the long-defunct-but-now-resurrected series where we take a look back at a Billboard Top 10...

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Movies Starring People Who Are Famous for Being Famous (to Prepare You for Kim Kardashian in Tyler Perry’s “Temptation”)

Eventually the tabloid fixtures, the celebutantes, the people that are famous for being famous, heck, even the D-list...

The Soul Is in the Bowl - Smokey Robinson

Music, Podcast

Chart Attack!, Episode 1

The first edition of the new Chart Attack! podcast kicks off with the Top 10 singles from the week ending February 15, 1986....

Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday Special Edition! Best Original Song, 1983

In this week's special Best Original Song edition of Soundtrack Saturday, Kelly revisits the nominees from the 55th Academy Awards....

Music, Podcast, The Matt 'N' Jeff Radio Hour

The Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour, Episode 9: Jim Peterik

When you get an offer to speak with a guy like Jim Peterik, it’s an opportunity that you really sink your teeth into. As Jeff points...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Jimi Jamison of Survivor

In more than four decades in the music business, Jimi Jamison has worn quite a few different hats. While perhaps best known for his work...

CD Reviews, Music

November In Metal, Part II: Jimi Jamison and Issa

Frontier records unleashes the fantastic new solo disc from Survivor's Jimi Jamison as well an album of obscure '80s AOR covers by Issa!...

Death by Power Ballad, Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Survivor, “Ever Since the World Began”

Survivor's "Ever Since the World Began": The Ultimate Wedding Anthem? Rob Smith discusses in "Death by Power Ballad."...



CAPTAIN VIDEO!: Survivor, “I Can’t Hold Back”

They may have had the Eye of the Tiger, but the men of Survivor were no match for the potent hallucinogenics that produced this video....


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 87

This week, Bottom Feeders comes close to finishing off the letter S, but is foiled by the many, many minor '80s hits of Survivor....


Music, Way Out Wednesday

Way Out Wednesday: Big Daddy, “What Really Happened to the Band of ’59?”

I’ve written previously about the novelty group Big Daddy. In case you’ve slept since then, here’s the concept for the band:...


Mellowmas, Music

The Twenty-First Day of Mellowmas: Celebrate the Love!

What, pray tell, is a Northern Light Orchestra, and how do they "Celebrate Christmas"? Trust us, you don't want to know....


Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 10/11/80

Diana Ross smacks Chic around, Kenny Loggins starts his soundtrack reign, and Olivia welcomes us to Xanadu -- all in Jason Hare's latest...


Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Survivor, “Eye of the Tiger”

Scott Malchus is headed back to the basement again, where he's rising up to the challenge of our rival -- and facing down a parent's worst...


Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 8/28/82

Survivor sends a thank-you note to Queen, Air Supply goes to Brooklyn, David Foster takes over Chicago and CSN inexplicably has a Top 10...


Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Jim Peterik, “Above the Storm”

This is the final entry in our DbPB salute to Jim Peterik, and it is, I admit, an odd choice for a conclusion. “Above the...


Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Survivor, “You Know Who You Are”

If a new Survivor track is attached to a greatest hits compilation in the '90s, will anyone hear it? Read this week's Death by Power Ballad...


Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Jimi Jamison, “As Is”

The next few DbPB installments will feature the work of a man who, to these ears, has contributed as much as if not more than any other...


Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: McAuley Schenker Group, “Anytime”

When last we left Michael Schenker, he was totally shredding through the last 40 seconds of UFO’s majestic power ballad, “Try...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

Bride of Popdose: A Wedding Songs Mixtape

The Popdose Staff, led by the intrepid Jon Cummings, has banded together to present a mixtape full of songs from our own weddings. Walk...


Music, Unsolicited Career Advice

Unsolicited Career Advice for… David Bowie

You never know when your college friends may become useful professional contacts. One night 17 years ago, Lev Skwatzenschitz and I found...