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10. 'Eye of the Tiger' (from 'Rocky III')
Songwriters: Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan
Who it lost to: "Up Where We Belong" (from "An Officer and a Gentleman")
Why it's still great today: "Eye of the Tiger" Fact: If your iPod Gym Mix doesn't contain "Eye of the Tiger," you're more likely to gain weight than lose it. "Eye of the Tiger" Fact: Chuck Norris once beat "Eye of the Tiger" in a fight. The other 99 times, "Eye of the Tiger" knocked Chuck Norris out. "Eye of the Tiger" Fact: Tiger Woods' cover "Eye of the Me" has been No.1 in Thailand for 536 straight weeks. "Eye of the Tiger" Fact: In training, it takes Usain Bolt 4 minutes to run the 100 meters, because he wants to hear the entirety of "Eye of the Tiger." "Eye of the Tiger" Fact: "Up Where We Belong" is a decent soaring ballad, but "Eye of the Tiger" is the greatest adrenaline anthem ever composed.
- Daniel Fienberg