The Search Is Over
|"The Search Is Over"|
|Single by Survivor|
|from the album Vital Signs|
|B-side||"It's the Singer, Not the Song"|
|Songwriter(s)||Frankie Sullivan, Jim Peterik|
|Survivor singles chronology|
"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, 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. 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."
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- In 1986, singer Gene Miller sang the song's first cover for the Keanu Reeves television film Young Again.
- In 2005, singer Collin Raye covered the song for his album Twenty Years and Change.
- In 2008, Rachelle Ann Go covered the song for her album Rachelle Ann Rocks Live.
- In 2009, original co-writer Jim Peterik recorded the song as a solo for his album Lifeforce.
- In 2009, Scott MacIntyre performed the song on American Idol, and recorded a studio version which was released on iTunes.
- In 2009, the song was included in the Broadway jukebox musical, Rock of Ages, as a duet between the characters Drew and Sherrie.
|US Billboard Hot 100||4|
|US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)||1|
|Australian Singles Chart||60|
|Canadian Top Singles (RPM)||21|
|US Top Pop Singles (Billboard)||48|
- "Music: Top 100 Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
- Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition (Billboard Publications)
- "Interview with Jim Peterik about "The Search Is Over"". Songfacts.com. Retrieved April 9, 2009.
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