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On this day in music history: March 10, 1979 - “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks (non-consecutive), also peaking at #4 on the R&B singles chart on March 17, 1979. Written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris, it is the biggest hit for the New Jersey born singer. Having previously scored hits with her covers of the Jackson 5 classic “Never Can Say Goodbye” (#9 Pop, #1 Club Play), and The Four Tops “Reach Out, I’ll Be There”, Gloria Gaynor establishes herself as one of the top artists to emerge from the Disco Era. For her fifth album “Love Tracks”, the singer is paired with former Motown staff songwriters and producers Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris. One of the songs they write for the album titled “I Will Survive”, has special significance for Gaynor. During this period, she loses her mother, also enduring crippling back pain that requires surgery on her spine. The singer loves the song, and immediately agrees to record it, actually cutting her vocals harnessed in a back brace while still recovering from surgery. The song is originally released as the B-side of the song “Substitute” in late 1978, much to Gaynor’s dismay, feeling that “I Will Survive” is the obvious hit. When her label Polydor Records refuses to listen, she takes action herself. Gaynor gives a copy of the record to Richie Kaczor, a DJ at the famed New York disco Studio 54, who immediately begins playing the record to overwhelmingly positive response. From there, other DJ’s follow suit, forcing Polydor to quickly reissue the single with “Survive” as the A-side. Entering the Hot 100 at #87 on December 16, 1978, it climbs to the top of the chart twelve weeks later. The songs positive message of empowerment in the face of adversity and is adapted an anthem by women’s groups and by the gay community. Gaynor wins the only Grammy awarded for Best Disco Recording in 1980, as the category is discontinued the following year. “I Will Survive” is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

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Classical music for your crew to boldly go to. [ x ]

All rise for the national defense attorney anthem

Parody lyrics inspired by something on my other blog @rubiaryutheroyal.

At first I was afraid, I was petrified,
Kept thinking I would lose this case before I hit my stride.

But then I spent so much time thinking where I had gone wrong.
And I grew strong, and I learned how to get along.

And so we’re back to where we were.
I just found the contradiction hidden in your conjecture.

You should have told only the truth. You could have made it out just fine.
If only you had known that I would show you’re out of line!

But you’re too late! I’ve got the floor.
Just come out with it ‘cause you’re not gonna escape me anymore.

Were you the one who tried to frame my client with the crime?
Did you think you’d get away? That I’d let you pass this time?

Oh, no, not I! I will survive.
Oh, as long as I know how to fight I know I’ll stay alive.

I’ve got all the more to live, as I got evidence to give.
And I’ll survive. I will survive!
Hey, hey.

It took all the strength I had to get this far,
Kept trying to find the pieces to this case I’ve left ajar.

And I spent, oh, so much time just feeling sorry for myself.
I used to cry but now I hold my head up high!

And you see me, somebody new.
I’m not that kind of person who’d fall to the likes of you.

So you felt like dropping in, just expecting to go free.
And now I’m saving someone who certainly deserves to be!

And you’re too late! I’ve got the floor.
Just come out with it ‘cause you’re not gonna escape me anymore.

Were you the one who tried to frame my client with the crime?
Did you think you’d get away? That I’d let you pass this time?

Oh, no, not I! I will survive.
Oh, as long as I know how to fight I know I’ll stay alive.

I’ve got all the more to live, as I got evidence to give.
And I’ll survive. I will survive!
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READ THESE SONG LYRICS!!!!! THIS IS FEYRE ALMOST 100%!!! (I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor)

At first I was afraid, I was petrified, Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side But then I spent so many nights thinking how you did me wrong, And I grew strong, and I learned how to get along.

And so you’re back from outer space. I just walked in to find you here with that sad look upon your face I should have changed that stupid lock I should have made you leave your key If I had known for just one second you’d be back to bother me

Go on now, go. Walk out the door Just turn around now ‘cause you’re not welcome anymore Weren’t you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye? Did you think I’d crumble? Did you think I’d lay down and die?

Oh, no, not I! I will survive. Oh, as long as I know how to love I know I’ll stay alive. I’ve got all my life to live. I’ve got all my love to give. And I’ll survive, I will survive, hey, hey.

It took all the strength I had not to fall apart. Kept trying hard to mend the pieces of my broken heart. And I spent, oh, so many nights just feeling sorry for myself. I used to cry but now I hold my head up high.

And you see me somebody new. I’m not that chained-up little person still in love with you. And so you felt like dropping in, And just expect me to be free. And now I’m saving all my loving for someone who’s loving me.

Go on now, go. Walk out the door. Just turn around now 'cause you’re not welcome anymore. Weren’t you the one who tried to break me with goodbye? Did you think I’d crumble? Did you think I’d lay down and die? Oh, no, not I! I will survive. Oh, as long as I know how to love I know I’ll stay alive. I’ve got all my life to live. I’ve got all my love to give. And I’ll survive, I will survive.

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Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side

And so you’re back from outer space. I just walked in to find you here with that sad look upon your face

Oh, no, not I! I will survive. Oh, as long as I know how to love I know I’ll stay alive. I’ve got all my life to live. I’ve got all my love to give. And I’ll survive, I will survive, hey, hey.

It took all the strength I had not to fall apart. Kept trying hard to mend the pieces of my broken heart.

And you see me somebody new. I’m not that chained-up little person still in love with you. And so you felt like dropping in, And just expect me to be free. And now I’m saving all my loving for someone who’s loving me.

THIS SONG… THIS SONG GUYS!!!

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