The Search Is Over

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"The Search Is Over"
Single by Survivor
from the album Vital Signs
B-side "It's the Singer, not the Song"
Released 1985
Format 7"
Recorded 1984
Genre Rock
Length 4:14
Label Scotti Brothers
Writer(s) Frankie Sullivan, Jim Peterik
Producer(s) Ron Nevison
Certification 2× Platinum (RIAA)
Survivor singles chronology
"High on You"
"The Search Is Over"
"First Night"

"The Search Is Over" is a 1985 Billboard Hot 100 hit, peaking at #4, originally recorded by Survivor. Former Survivor keyboardist/guitarist and songwriter Jim Peterik told Songfacts: "It wasn't about my life as much as a friend of mine who had a girlfriend - really a play pal throughout their growing up years - and never thought it could be anything more than that. It was looking him straight in the face that this was the girl of his destiny, and he looked everywhere to find that dream girl only to come back to the sandbox." [1] It was the band's third single and second top-ten hit from their 1984 album Vital Signs. It peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in July 1985, remaining in the Top 40 for fourteen weeks. The song also spent four weeks atop the adult contemporary chart, Survivor's only chart-topper on this tally.[2]

Cover versions

See also


  1. ^ "Interview with Jim Peterik about "The Search is Over"". Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition (Billboard Publications)