36 years ago today, Gloria Gaynor topped the charts in the US for three weeks with the classic track, ‘I Will Survive’. The instantly recognisable disco song also topped the charts in the UK.
Topping the US charts back on the 10th of March 1979, ‘I Will Survive’ has grown to become a globally-known song, its lyrics iconic to a worldwide audience.
The song won the Grammy award for Best Disco Recording as well as appearing on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.
Since its release in 1979, it has become a club classic, and has reentered the charts on many occasions through remixes and cover versions, with notable renditions including those by fellow disco artists Sister Sledge and Diana Ross.
Listen to the track below.