Survivor - Premonition. This record contains a song that many would consider to be one of the quintessential rock songs of the eighties. That song is called Summer Nights. Click on this post's main title above for a link to hear that song. Out in 1981, this album came out right before the smash Survivor had with Eye of the Tiger. Not only is Summer Nights a fantastic song, but also check out Chevy Nights, Runaway Lights, and Take you on a Saturday. But my favorite song on this killer album is called Light of a Thousand Smiles. Jim Peterik wrote these and so many other great songs. His main songwriting partner, according to the album cover is Frankie Sullivan.