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Vital Signs is the fifth studio album by American rock band Survivor and their first with vocalist Jimi Jamison released on August 1, 1984.[5] The album was their second most successful in the U.S., reaching #16 on the Billboard Album charts and being certified platinum by the RIAA. This album includes the singles "I Can't Hold Back", "High on You", "The Search Is Over" and "First Night." Outside of the singles, the other songs on Vital Signs keep up with the effective formula.

Vital Signs
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1984
LabelScotti Bros., Volcano
ProducerRon Nevison
Survivor chronology
Caught in the Game
Vital Signs
When Seconds Count
Singles from Vital Signs
  1. "I Can't Hold Back"
    Released: 1984
  2. "High on You"
    Released: 1985
  3. "The Search Is Over"
    Released: 1985
  4. "First Night"
    Released: 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Melodic.net5/5 stars[2]
Strutter.8m.com10/10 stars[3]
The Daily VaultA[4]

This is one of the very few studio albums that remained commercially available by Volcano Entertainment after they took a great deal of their releases out of print in August 2009. Rock Candy Records also remastered the content of Vital Signs and reissued it in 2010, adding "The Moment of Truth" (from The Karate Kid soundtrack) as a bonus track.

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan.

Side one
1."I Can't Hold Back"3:59
2."High on You"4:09
3."First Night"4:17
4."The Search Is Over"4:13
5."Broken Promises"4:01
Side two
6."Popular Girl"3:39
8."It's the Singer, Not the Song"4:34
9."I See You in Everyone"4:26
Rock Candy reissue bonus track
10."The Moment of Truth"3:47



Chart (1984) Peak
US Billboard Top Pop Albums 16
Swedish Album Charts 48
Swiss Album Charts 27


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ review
  3. ^ " Review". Archived from the original on April 25, 2012. Retrieved August 1, 2013.
  4. ^ E5S16, Eric (2019). "The Daily Vault Music Reviews : Vital Signs". Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Survivor: Caught in the Game/Vital Signs". Rock Report. Retrieved 2013-09-13. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)