When you hear the song title "Is This Love," you probably think about Whitesnake, right? I know I do, and I looked at Whitesnake's song with the same title in a previous post. Meanwhile, I completely forgot about the song "Is This Love" by Survivor. It was written in 1987, and after I heard it again this evening, I remembered it. I didn't think it got much airplay back in the day, but it hit number #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. It's definitely a great song, and I'm not sure why it is less than a stellar memory in the Survivor discography. It has the unmistakable Survivor sound, with Jimi Jamison's distinctive vocals. It also has wonderful lyrics about a man who is obviously in love, but it seems that he is questioning himself or maybe even fighting it a bit. "Is this love that I'm feelin'? Is this love that's been keepin' me up all night?" Yup -- it's love. Love is at the door, making you toss and turn and lose sight of your clear thinking. That is what love does to us, and luckily, we have some terrific Survivor songs to express this! I'm a big Survivor fan and truly enjoy all their songs. Their songwriting is really first rate and maybe a bit underestimated today. Survivor's "Is This Love" is probably eclipsed by the Whitesnake "namesake" tune, but this song really is terrific. Signature Jamison vocals, awesome guitar solo, and an excellent modulation make this one a keeper in my book. Hope you enjoy it as well!