Another one spinning on the turntable

by Volker Weber

I Will Survive, a hit single that made Gloria Gaynor the Queen of Disco in 1979, was covered by Diana Ross in 1995 for her album Take Me Higher. I believe that both interpretations don't do the lyrics any justice:

First I was afraid
I was petrified
Kept thinking I could never live
without you by my side
But I spent so many nights
thinking how you did me wrong
I grew strong
I learned how to carry on

But there is one artist that hits the spot: Cake, on his album Fashion Nugget, published one year after Diana Ross' cover version. I don't like the rest of this album, but I Will Survive is a track to get. And you have to play it loud. Very loud.

PS: If Germans would really understand English, there wouldn't be so many couples that call this song "their song".


hm, I never heard of one couple who said so?

Nicole, 2004-08-17

I did. Always a good laugh.

Volker Weber, 2004-08-17

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