Survivor SA

Songs for Survivors

23 May 2018
A #SurvivorSA-inspired playlist.

They may be on a tropical island, but these songs are definitely desert island discs.

Survivor – ‘Eye of the Tiger’

OK, this one is easy: the clue is in the band name. But via its inclusion in the first ‘Rocky’ film, it’s also become synonymous with “the fight”.

Aaliyah – ‘Rock the Boat’

For not only the nautical reference and tropical vibes, but for the sentiment: rocking the boat is what players like Ace, Palesa and Tevin do best.

Herbie Hancock – ‘Cantaloupe Island’

A breezy instrumental perfect for downtime at the Luzon or Mindanao beaches.

Eric Carmen – ‘Hungry Eyes’

Food is scarce on Survivor!

Daniel Bedingfield – ‘Gotta Get Thru This’

Because. Perseverance is important.

Sheryl Crow – ‘The First Cut is the Deepest’

A song about betrayal. This could be Ace’s theme tune.

Justin Bieber – ‘Sorry’

Should anyone bother to apologise!

Gloria Gaynor – ‘I Will Survive’

Unless you’re Stacey-Lee, of course!

Destiny’s Child – ‘Survivor’

“I'm a Survivor
I'm not gon' give up
I'm not gon' stop
I'm gon' work harder
I'm a Survivor
I'm gonna make it
I will survive
Keep on Survivin'”

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