"The Search Is Over" is a 1985 song by the American rock band Survivor. It charted on the BillboardHot 100, peaking at #4 during the week of July 13, 1985, and remained on the chart for fourteen weeks in total. It was the band's third single and second top-ten hit from their 1984 albumVital Signs. 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."