Sunday, April 10, 2011

"I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor.

OK, more 70's: This Perren/Fekaris '78 disco anthem is a classic example of diatonic circle chord progression, "traveling" counterclockwise from Am to Fmaj7. Discovering inner strength and empowerment after a bad breakup. As opposed to most disco hits, it was recorded without background vocals and with minimal electronic engineering. First and ONLY song to win the Grammy for Best Disco Recording ('79-'80). RIAA Certified Double-Platinum, spent 3 weeks at #1, named "the greatest dance song of all time" by VH1 and is ranked #492 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Artist? Song? Yesterday's answer: "Sloop John B" by The Beach Boys. The a capella chorus towards the end ranks as one of my all-time favorite musical passages ever! Brian's genius!

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