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Saturday video break: I Will Survive

The all-time disco and karaoke classic, by Gloria Gaynor:

How do I know this is a classic? It came up on the car player, and Olivia made me repeat it because she liked it. That’s how I know. Such a song deserves a great cover, and CAKE delivers:

I love this version for a lot of reasons, one of which is the stark difference in tone from the original. Gloria Gaynor is defiant, while John McCrea is resigned, with more than a bit of sarcasm in there. Interestingly, according to Wikipedia, Gaynor hates their version because of McCrea dropping an F-bomb in it (bleeped out in that live video, but clearly heard in the official video). She is of course entitled to her opinion, but I think she’s wrong. Though I admit, I don’t have this one loaded on the car’s MP3 player, for that reason. I’m happy enough to have it to myself on my iPod.

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