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"
ReleasedApril 1985
LabelScotti Brothers
Songwriter(s)Frankie Sullivan, Jim Peterik
Producer(s)Ron Nevison
Survivor singles chronology
"High on You"
"The Search Is Over"
"First Night"

"The Search Is Over" is a 1985 song by the American rock band Survivor. It was the band's third single and second top-ten hit from their 1984 album Vital Signs. It peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of July 13, 1985,[1] and finished at No. 48 on the year-end Billboard Hot 100 chart for 1985. The song also spent four weeks atop the adult contemporary chart, Survivor's only chart-topper on this tally.[2] Former keyboardist/guitarist for the band and co-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."[3]

Cover versions[edit]


Chart (1985) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100 4
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard) 1
Australian Singles Chart 60
Canadian Top Singles (RPM) 21

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
US Top Pop Singles (Billboard) 48

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Music: Top 100 Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  3. ^ "Interview with Jim Peterik about "The Search Is Over"". Retrieved April 9, 2009.