Opus is a poprock group from GrazAustria. Formed in 1973, the group remains active today. The band is especially well known for its 1985 single release, «Live Is Life.

In 1985 Opus released «Live Is Life,» which topped the charts in many countries; it was a #1 hit in Canada for seven weeks in late 1985 and early 1986.A live recording of the song made the Top 40 in the US in 1986. It reached #6 in the UK Singles Chart on August 3, 1985, and stayed in the charts for 15 weeks.The track is popular as a sing-along song for crowds at sports events in Europe.

Another standout track from Opus was the power ballad «Flyin’ High,» a live version of which appeared both on the Life is Live album, and on their successful US release, Up and Down. At a concert in the mid 1980s, fellow Austrian rock star Falco joined Opus on stage for a rendition of «Flyin’ High.»

Opus remains active, «Live is Life» remaining its pinnacle release to date. The band also has had success with other songs in AustriaGermany and Switzerland.

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