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Gloria Gaynor

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Perhaps second only to Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor has become one of the best-known female disco artists from the '70s due to the ongoing success of her monster 1979 hit (and subsequent "woman's anthem"), "I Will Survive." Born Gloria Fowles on September 7, 1949, in Newark, NJ, the singer (who began going by Gloria Gaynor by the early '70s), first sang as part of the obscure R&B outfit the Soul Satisfiers before being discovered by MGM Records head honcho Mike Curb (eventual leader of the Curb label and Lieutenant Governor of California), who decided to sign the singer to his label after several auditions. Gaynor began issuing albums on a regular basis beginning in 1975 and with her 1976 release Never Can Say Goodbye, the singer became one of the first-ever dance artists to issue an album aimed primarily for club use (there were no breaks between the songs, as one track would automatically segue into the next), a method used to this day by DJs and certain dance artists. Although Gaynor enjoyed a few moderate hits, it wasn't until the release of 1979's aforementioned disco gem "I Will Survive" that Gaynor racked up her first true smash hit. The song was awarded the first and only Grammy Award for Best Disco Recording in 1980 (the category was discontinued upon disco's fall from favor shortly afterward) and although Gaynor was unable to follow up "I Will Survive" with another sizeable hit, the track subsequently took on a life of its own. It remains popular in dance clubs and has appeared on countless movie soundtracks and dance/disco compilations. Gaynor continues to issue albums and play shows (especially in Europe) and during the late '90s issued an autobiography (also titled I Will Survive), as well as appearing for a two-week run on Broadway's hit musical Smokey Joe's Café. ~ Greg Prato
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Albums by
Gloria Gaynor

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    1 song

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    Maximix

    15 songs

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    Soul Mama Gaynor

    15 songs

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    Cover Me

    12 songs

    On Air

    I Am What I Am and other Memorable Songs

    15 songs

    On Air

    The Best Collection

    28 songs

    On Air

    Gloria Gaynor

    17 songs

    On Air

    Gloria Gaynor. The 20 Greatest Hits

    11 songs

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    Mighty High

    14 songs

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    Suddenly

    17 songs

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    Gloria Gaynor's Christmas

    17 songs

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    The Answer

    13 songs

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    The Power of Gloria Gaynor

    9 songs

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    Gloria Gaynor: The Survivor

    9 songs

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    We Will Survive

    5 songs

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    All the Man That I Need

    3 songs

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    I Will Survive - Greatest Hits

    4 songs

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    The Hit Songs

    9 songs

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    Greatest Hits Remixed

    9 songs

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    Never Can Say Goodbye

    8 songs

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    I Am Gloria Gaynor

    1 song

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    Never Can Say Goodbye (Extended Version)

    2 songs

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    Reach out I'll Be There (Extended Version)

    1 song

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    Chain of Whispers Remastered 2014

    1 song

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    I Will Survive / Never Can Say Goodbye / Reach Out (I'll Be There) / I Am What I Am - Single

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Top Songs by
Gloria Gaynor

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   I Will Survive
  3.   Never Can Say Goodbye
  4.   Honeybee
  5.   Reach Out I'll Be There
  6.   I Am What I Am
  7.   I Am What I Am
  8.   Casanova Brown
  9.   This Love Affair
  10.   How High the Moon
  11.   Most of All
  12.   Will Survive
  13.   Runaround Love
  14.   All It Took Boy Was Losing You
  15.   Last Night
  16.   America
  17.   Love Me Real
  18.   The Prettiest Face I've Ever Seen
  19.   After the Lovin'/Sweet Sounds for My Baby
  20.   Make Me Yours
  21.   Talk, Talk, Talk
  22.   Kidnapped
  23.   Why Should I Pay
  24.   All My Life
  25.   Reasons for the Season
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Gloria Gaynor

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    Disco Hits

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    Donna Summer Tribute

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    44 All-Time Greatest Anti-Love Songs

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    Pride

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    Sing-A-Long Songs

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    Singing In The Shower

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    Girl Power

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    Disco Deep Dive