Wednesday, 11 September 2013

'I Will Survive'~ Gloria Gaynor~ Most popular performance



'I will Survive' is one of the most powerful songs ever written- which we all have sung or even used as a personal mantra at some point in our lives. In some ways it is actually representative of the process we go through when facing any type of fearful situation and what makes this song a winner is that Gloria comes out on top! Did you think I'd lay down and die? Quite probably because people often underestimate us by not actually recognizing the bottom line~ The most important thing in life is our survival. At a base level, we decide that we are actually of value and owe it to ourselves to stand up and push straight ahead, finding the fighting spirit within. This can come as quite a shock to the oppressor, particularly if that person is used to walking in and out of our lives.


This has to be the number 1 anthem for the broken hearted showing strength, determination and supplying the words we'd all love to use if we ever find ourselves in this situation! It is so strong lyrically, vocally and musically that it would be hard to emulate. Gloria performed, 'I will survive at Michael Jackson's 30th anniversary and at Mandela Day in 2009. Somehow I think this song will survive long after most of us!!

Jaz McKenzie

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