Survival is a 1975 album by American R&B group The O'Jays, released on the Philadelphia International Records label.
Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia, and produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Survival includes the R&B chart-topping single "Give the People What They Want" and "Let Me Make Love to You", which reached #10 on the same chart. Survival matched exactly the chart performance of its predecessor Ship Ahoy, topping the R&B chart and peaking at #11 on the pop chart. Critical assessment of the album tends to the view that, while it may not reach the peaks of Back Stabbers or Ship Ahoy, it is nevertheless a strong, worthwhile recording in its own right. (Allmusic's Ron Wynn notes "It was unrealistic to expect masterpieces every time out".)
All songs written and composed by Gamble and Huff, except where noted .
||"Rich Get Richer"
||"How Time Flies"
||"What Am I Waiting For" (Sigler, Ron Tyson)
||"Never Break Us Up" (Huff)
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100
||"Give the People What They Want"
|"Let Me Make Love to You" (A-side)