It was written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris. The song's lyrics describe the narrator's discovery of personal strength following an initially devastating breakup. It received heavy airplay in , reaching number one on the Billboard Hot and on the UK Singles Chart on consecutive weeks. The song is also frequently recalled as a symbol of female empowerment. Originally released as the B-side to a cover version of the Righteous Brothers song " Substitute ", "I Will Survive" became a worldwide hit for Gaynor when disc jockeys played that side of the record instead kick-started by legendary Studio 54 DJ Richie Kaczor. The song received the Grammy Award for Best Disco Recording in , the only year the award was given. Although three videos were filmed that day, the "I Will Survive" video was the only one to survive. Gaynor was not present during the taping of the rollerskating segment of the video.
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By Jessica Green For Mailonline. However, the mother has changed the lyrics to reflect the strange times of today and instead of focusing on heartbreak, she sings about self-isolating because of the coronavirus pandemic. The revised tune has become an instant hit online, after being widely shared across Twitter and viewed more than 28, times on YouTube. The mother has become a viral sensation thanks to her amusing clip - which sees her dressed in a shimmering, blue lLcra bodysuit and singing along to the iconic hit. Giving it her all, Victoria belts out: 'First I was afraid, I was petrified, kept thinking how I'd ever live without the world outside. I don't know when we're getting out, but no better place to face the doom. However, the mother pictured has changed the lyrics to reflect the strange times of today and sings about self isolating because of the coronavirus pandemic.
For educators who had to transition seemingly overnight to teaching all of their classes virtually , getting familiar with technology and prepping lessons has been incredibly stressful. Of course, we are utterly appreciative of all the hoops teachers are jumping through , but Michael Bruening, an associate professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, opted to channel his woes into a hilarious remix of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive. In the now-viral YouTube video, Michael lays out all the challenges that come with teaching students outside of the classroom, such as navigating tools like Zoom and Panopto and dealing with pupils coughing and accidentally muting their microphones.
They've nevertheless rung true with thousands who have shared his video via Facebook and YouTube. Bruening said that his university was planning to begin remote instruction on Wednesday, but he learned late Friday that all University of Missouri institutions had to bump up their timelines to Monday. I am overwhelmed by the positive response so far, and I am extremely gratified that the song seems to have brought just a little joy to people during this crisis. At first I was afraid, I was petrified Kept thinking I could never teach through Canvas all the time But then I spent so many nights reading the help docs for so long And I grew strong And I learned how to get along. Be the first to know. Get our free daily newsletter. Expand comments Hide comments. View the discussion thread.