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 Live is life
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 Austria, Germany and Switzerland.