A report on Gloria Gaynor

Gaynor in 2012
Gaynor in 1976
Gaynor performing in 2012

American singer, best known for the disco era hits "I Will Survive" (1978), "Let Me Know (I Have a Right)" (1979), "I Am What I Am" (1983), and her version of "Never Can Say Goodbye" (1974).

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Gaynor in 2012

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The ceiling of an Arlington, Texas, discothèque

Disco

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Genre of dance music and a subculture that emerged in the 1970s from the United States' urban nightlife scene.

Genre of dance music and a subculture that emerged in the 1970s from the United States' urban nightlife scene.

The ceiling of an Arlington, Texas, discothèque
The ceiling of an Arlington, Texas, discothèque
Disco bass pattern.
Rock & disco drum patterns: disco features greater subdivision of the beat, which is four-to-the-floor
Blue disco quad roller skates.
Major disco clubs had lighted dance floors, with the lights flashing to complement the beat.
The reflective light disco ball was a fixture on the ceilings of many discothèques.
Disco dancers typically wore loose slacks for men and flowing dresses for women, which enabled ease of movement on the dance floor.
Dancers at an East German discothèque in 1977
Gloria Gaynor in 1976
Diana Ross in 1976
ABBA in 1974.
Italian composer Giorgio Moroder is known as the "Father of Disco".
Donna Summer in 1977
Dalida in 1967.
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The a cappella jazz group the Manhattan Transfer had a disco hit with the 1979 "Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone" theme.
A man wearing a "disco sucks" T-shirt.
Classic DJ Station. A DJ mixer is placed between two Technics SL-1200 MK 2 turntables.
Disco dance performance at the 30th anniversary of Kontula in Helsinki, Finland, in 1994
Like disco, house music was based around DJs creating mixes for dancers in clubs. Pictured is DJ Miguel Migs, mixing using CDJ players.
Strobing lights flash at a rave dance event in Vienna, 2005
Students from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico City dancing to disco during a cultural event on campus
British singer Dua Lipa has been credited by music critics with leading the revival of disco following the widespread international success of her single "Don't Start Now" and her album Future Nostalgia.

Well-known artists include: ABBA, the Bee Gees, Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Giorgio Moroder, Baccara, Boney M., Earth Wind & Fire, Chaka Khan, Chic, KC and the Sunshine Band, Thelma Houston, Sister Sledge, Sylvester, The Trammps and the Village People.

US 7-inch vinyl single

I Will Survive

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US 7-inch vinyl single
Gloria Gaynor performed the song "I Will Survive", which became one of her signature songs.

"I Will Survive" is a song by American singer Gloria Gaynor, released in October 1978 as the second single from her sixth album, Love Tracks (1978).

Never Can Say Goodbye (Gloria Gaynor album)

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Never Can Say Goodbye is the debut album by Gloria Gaynor, released on MGM Records in January 1975.

Never Can Say Goodbye

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Song written by Clifton Davis and originally recorded by The Jackson 5.

Song written by Clifton Davis and originally recorded by The Jackson 5.

Artwork for standard release
Artwork for standard release

It has been covered numerous times, most notably in 1974 by Gloria Gaynor and in 1987 by British pop group The Communards.

Madonna holds the record for the most number-ones since its inception with 50, and as of 2020 is the only living and active artist to have charted continuously since 1982. "Holiday"/"Lucky Star" (1983) marked her first number-one on the chart, with "I Don't Search I Find" (2020) being her most recent.

Dance Club Songs

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Chart published weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States.

Chart published weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States.

Madonna holds the record for the most number-ones since its inception with 50, and as of 2020 is the only living and active artist to have charted continuously since 1982. "Holiday"/"Lucky Star" (1983) marked her first number-one on the chart, with "I Don't Search I Find" (2020) being her most recent.
Rihanna is the only act to have achieved five number-one songs in a calendar year, and is one of only four acts to have attained at least four.
Lady Gaga holds the record for collecting 10 number-ones in the shortest time frame at two years, five months and three weeks.

The first number one on Billboards Disco Action chart was "Never Can Say Goodbye" by Gloria Gaynor in 1974.

Love Tracks (Gloria Gaynor album)

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Love Tracks is the sixth studio album by Gloria Gaynor, released in November 1978 on Polydor Records.

I Have a Right

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I Have a Right is Gloria Gaynor's seventh studio album, released in 1979.

I Am What I Am (Broadway musical song)

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Song originally introduced in the Broadway musical La Cage aux Folles.

Song originally introduced in the Broadway musical La Cage aux Folles.

Mihanovich in the Soy lo que soy album cover art

The song was released as a single by Gloria Gaynor in 1983 and went on to become one of the singer's best known songs.

Experience Gloria Gaynor

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Experience Gloria Gaynor is the second album by Gloria Gaynor, released in 1975 on MGM Records.

I've Got You (album)

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I've Got You is the third album by vocalist Gloria Gaynor released in 1976.