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Artist: Jim Peterik

Album: The Songs

Genre(s): Pop

Track Rating
1.       Vehicle ★★★★☆
2.       Is This Love ★★★★☆
3.       Eye of the Tiger ★★★☆☆
4.       Caught Up in You ★★☆☆☆
5.       L.A. Goodbye ★★★★☆
6.       Held on Loosely ★★☆☆☆
7.       That’s Why God Made The Radio ★★★☆☆
8.       High on You ★★★☆☆
9.       I Can’t Hold Back ★★★☆☆
10.   Heavy Metal ★★★☆☆
11. The Search Is Over ★★★☆☆
12. Miracle At Ground Zero ★★★★☆
13. The Same Muse ★★★★☆



  1. Vehicle:

Jim Peterik is the pop meister for the ages and The Songs is a total throwback to the 70s and he starts off strong with this gem that is a radio ready hit for the ages.

  1. Is This Love:

Peterik balances specificity with a fairly diverse audience in such a balanced way it’s almost stunningly beautiful to see him perform this dance

  1. Eye of the Tiger:

The Rocky Anthem is back and there isn’t much to say except it makes you pumped up every time you hear it.

  1. Caught up in You:

The Tom Petty style love song is definitely keeping its hooks tightly sunk into its listeners and it’s great to hum along to.

  1. A. Goodbye:

This song Is a major earworm and keeps you locked in for days on end

  1. Hold on Loosely:

The infectious melodies continue with Hold On Loosely which is slightly less energetic but fun nevertheless

  1. That’s Why God Made the Radio:

Glorious 70s pop was incredibly fun at times with tracks such as this one that makes you want to chuck your iPod out and clutch the radio

  1. High on You:

The throwback continues with the pop tunes coming out relentlessly and pulling you to the floor with this retro tune that just refuses to go slow.

  1. I Can’t Hold Back:

The golden oldies run is great fun to revisit but in some songs like this one Peterik holds out on his own and tries to make it original and worth the occasional re- listen.

  1. Heavy Metal:

Peterik had collaborated with Sammy Hagar so it’s not a surprise that he has sneaked in this rock and roll fun show into this album

  1. The Search Is Over:

Simplistic and not pretentious at all. Good, old fun that hums along.

  1. Miracle at Ground Zero:

Almost reaching Genesis territory here but then Peterik was always taking that direction but it still blows my mind.


  1. The Same Muse:

Closes the album strongly and keeps you wanting for more of the sugar coated fun.


Picks of the album: Eye of the Tiger, High on You, I can’t hold back

Overall rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆