I Will Survive

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"I Will Survive" is a hit song first performed by American singer Gloria Gaynor. It was released in October 1978. It was written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris. It became a top-selling song after its release as it sold 14 million copies worldwide.[1]

It reaches number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and on the UK Singles Chart on many weeks in a row. The song is also seen as a symbol of female strength and as a gay anthem.[2][3][4]

In 2016, the Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Recording Registry.

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  1. Garfield, Bob (31 January 2012). "'I Will Survive': the ridiculous and the sublime". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  2. Elizabeth Kaminski and Verta Taylor. "We're Not Just Lip-synching Here: Music and Collective Identity in Drag Performances". Identity Work in Social Movements, p. 58. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  3. Nadine Hubbs. "'I Will Survive': musical mappings of queer social space in a disco anthem". Popular Music, 26 , pp. 231–244. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  4. "'I Will Survive': Radio 4 celebrates the enduring success of Gloria Gaynor's classic song". BBC. Retrieved 2016-03-19.