I Will Survive
Gloria Gaynor
Gaynor Gloria 1979 I Will Survive 45

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

1979
1
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1979 for three weeks
  • peaked at No. 4 on the R&B Singles chart in 1979
  • RIAA certified Platinum record, RIAA certified Digital Gold
  • from Gloria Gaynor's sixth studio album, Love Tracks (1978)
  • it was originally released by Polydor as the B-side to a cover version of the Righteous Brothers song "Substitute" - it became a hit when dj's started playing it at discos
  • Nile Rodgers (record producer, guitarist): "the most famous B-side of all-time"
  • 1980 Grammy Award for Best Disco Recording
  • ranks #492 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • the biggest hit for Gloria Gaynor
  • written by Freddie Perren, Dino Fekaris
  • produced by Dino Fekaris
  • recorded at Mom & Pop's Company Store, Studio City, CA
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