Sole Survivor (Asia song)

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"Sole Survivor"
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Single by Asia
from the album Asia
B-side"Here Comes The Feeling"
Format7" single
Length4:52 (album version)
Songwriter(s)Geoff Downes
John Wetton
Producer(s)Mike Stone
Asia singles chronology
"Only Time Will Tell"
"Sole Survivor"
"Time Again"

"Sole Survivor" is a song by progressive rock band Asia. Written by Geoffrey Downes and John Wetton, it is the third track and fourth single from the band's 1982 eponymous debut. It was Asia's third single for the U.S Mainstream Rock Charts that reached the Top Ten. The single also peaked at #75 in Germany and #91 in the UK.

The song was covered by Japanese power metal band Galneryus for their 2008 cover album, Voices from the Past II. It was also used in some of the foreign versions of the 1982 Japanese anime Future War 198X.

In 2000, the song was referenced in satirical newspaper The Onion with a brief article titled "Sole Survivor Of Air Crash Has Asia's 'Sole Survivor' Stuck In Head."[1]

Track listing[edit]

7" Single
1."Sole Survivor"3:35
2."Here Comes the Feeling"3:30


Chart (1982) Peak
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks[2] 10


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