CNN Since it was released in , "I Will Survive" has been the ultimate breakup anthem, empowering both men and women that despite heartbreak, they will survive. But in the chaos surrounding coronavirus , the song has taken on a different yet perfectly fitting purpose with the queen of disco, Gloria Gaynor herself, taking the lead. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger.
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It was written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris. The song's lyrics describe the narrator's discovery of personal strength following an initially devastating breakup. It received heavy airplay in , reaching number one on the Billboard Hot and on the UK Singles Chart on consecutive weeks. The song is also frequently recalled as a symbol of female empowerment. Originally released as the B-side to a cover version of the Righteous Brothers song " Substitute ", "I Will Survive" became a worldwide hit for Gaynor when disc jockeys played that side of the record instead kick-started by legendary Studio 54 DJ Richie Kaczor. The song received the Grammy Award for Best Disco Recording in , the only year the award was given. Although three videos were filmed that day, the "I Will Survive" video was the only one to survive.
I know my husband appreciates me looking into it because he knows I am doing it to gain an understanding into the culture he was raised in. Life is not perfect. I am willing to add his religious observances to our worship as a couple and as a family, but should I also be willing to give up some of my participation in my own faith в for example by attending the temple or Sunday services slightly less often in order to spend more time as an entire family. Totally hated it too.