I Will Survive

School began again today for our children and this week most of my teacher friends have returned to the classroom, so I thought I Will Survive was a suitable song to play and dedicate to both students and teachers as they begin a new session!

Gloria Gaynor’s disco classic I Will Survive was first released in 1978 and has since been covered countless times. The strings interlude was also used in Robbie Williams Supreme which I played last month.

This song is also dedicated to my (teaching) friend Tess Watson with whom I worked in a previous life, and on whose wonderful granny’s piano I played this many years ago, accompanied by the inimitable Derek Watson on falsetto vocals as far as I remember!

To hear all of my August songs, click here. If it’s your first time on the site, find out more about why I’m trying to record a piano tune every day here.