Who could forget her? Although disco’s heyday came, went and has come full circle in a rush of retro lust for the genre and all things 70’s, pop culture never could say goodbye to the former Queen of Disco (officially crowned in 1975 before thousands of revellers in the Big Apple). Unlike disco-inspired whims such as mile-high platform shoes, bell-bottom hip-huggers and polyester, America’s love affair with GLORIA GAYNOR has remained as steadfast and true as her anthem for the ages I WILL SURVIVE.
She was the first and only artist to receive a Grammy for “Best Disco Recording” the category was, subsequently, removed after her win but has been re-incarnated in various dance related divisions. Gaynor was also the first to record an album especially for clubs, NEVER SAY GOODBYE and the first to do a mega-extended dance medley party mix, releasing 12” dance singles like MOST OF ALL and ANYBODY WANNA PARTY that are now high-end collectors items.
The disco ball has risen again and shines on Gloria who has continued to flourish in the limelight, despite disco’s apparent fade-out in the early 80’s when it was usurped by Eurodance. Her two CD set and the first in the US since 1987 (although she released four in Europe in the last decade), I WILL SURVIVE; THE GLORIA GAYNOR ANTHOLOGY (Polydor Records), has been light-kissed by that magical orb, unleashed on radio and embraced in clubs. From Queen of Disco to Media Maven, GAYNOR has survived and thrived, touring extensively, consistently and globally in support of those four best–selling European releases and appearing at book signings throughout the US. Whatever she does, you can be certain that not only will GAYNOR survive but she is having fun doing it.
Hits from GLORIA GAYNOR
REACH OUT, I´LL BE THERE 21 weeks in charts/# 5
I WILL SURVIVE 17 weeks in charts/# 5
I AM WHAT I AM 11 weeks in charts/#11
NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE 21 weeks in charts /#13
WALK ON BY 6 weeks in charts /#17
HOW HIGH THE MOON 6 weeks in charts /# 21