By Jorge Sanchez Coloma on Mar 12, 2009
Eiiinnnn !!!! Yesterday i listen the 30th Anniversary of "I will survive". It was at one of my favorites programs "all news" at Spanish national radio number 5 (RNE5), thanks to one of the best music pills i listen every day done by Antonio Díaz and his program "Soul, Disco and Funky" . It's one of my favorites songs from ever. I know there are many runners prefer "We are the champions" nevertheless i always prefer this one.
The song's lyrics describe a narrator who finds personal strength while recovering from a break-up; it has often been used as an anthem of female empowerment, a gay anthem, and HIV/AIDS awareness - and is a firm favorite on the karaoke circuit. It is one of the most famous disco songs of all time, and easily Gaynor's biggest hit; it received massive airplay in 1979, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100, also reaching number one in the UK the next day.
The song was originally released as the B-side to a song first recorded by The Righteous Brothers called "Substitute", a track thought to have more potential for mainstream success by her record label. It became a worldwide hit for Clout in 1978, instead. Disc jockeys began flipping the single over and eventually copies of the record were pressed with "I Will Survive" as the A-side"
Then it simple means that it was released at B-Side in 1978 and nobody listen it but suddenly it was relased at A-Side with a different name in 1978 and during 1979 it was number one. Dj airplay every discos and now days it's symbol of social recognition. It's one of the biggest song ever and it was Gaynor's bigest one. Everybody won an amazing song that gives to me energy to run faster, longer or it changes my feeling from cry to smile in a while.
I'll recommend you the original video from Youtube :
Also i recomend you this fantastic and funny video i watched long time ago (and it's on youtube too, amazing tool) :
Anyway there are many many versions in many many flavors, just look for your own.
Enjoy !!! Be Happy !!!