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Gloria Gaynor/Survivor mashup
March 16, 2014 8:25 AM   Subscribe

I Will Survivor -- a mashup of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" and Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger."
posted by jason's_planet (20 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wait. The Survivor singer wore a beret?
posted by thelonius at 8:35 AM on March 16


Eye Of The Tiger is vapid feel-good boilerplate cut & paste drivel, & I Will Survive is a potent anthem of feminist empowerment. I don't necessarily approve of the subverting of Gaynor's message by Survivor's, despite their name.
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:08 AM on March 16 [2 favorites]


I wonder how google decides which one gets the adsense loot from mashups. Do they have to fight out?
posted by srboisvert at 9:15 AM on March 16 [1 favorite]


I don't necessarily approve of the subverting of Gaynor's message

Freddie Perren's and Dino Fekaris' message, you mean?

(They also wrote Peaches & Herb's "Reunited." Make of that what you will.)
posted by Sys Rq at 9:18 AM on March 16 [1 favorite]


They're both shallow but potent popular music and they deserve each other.
posted by Segundus at 9:21 AM on March 16


Although they both deserve better than this.
posted by Segundus at 9:28 AM on March 16


I can't wait for Cake to cover this.
posted by three blind mice at 9:31 AM on March 16 [6 favorites]


As per three blind mice, the obligatory.
posted by digitalprimate at 10:08 AM on March 16


The Survivor singer wore a beret?

It was the 80s. We all made terrible fashion choices. (See: all the acid wash jeans that have come back.)

The mashup is adequate technically but yeah, I'm not feeling it. My husband is generally meh on mashups because it's one perfectly adequate song mixed with another song it doesn't go with. I'm more open to musical remixes than he is, but he kind of sums up my reaction to this one.

Still, folks, keep posting mashups! Different strokes and all, and some of them are really fantastic.
posted by immlass at 10:25 AM on March 16 [1 favorite]


Still, folks, keep posting mashups! Different strokes and all, and some of them are really fantastic.

Different Strokes?
posted by Sys Rq at 10:32 AM on March 16


Cool! I don't pay much attention to Pop music, and I always they were the same song.
posted by sneebler at 2:55 PM on March 16


Spoiler: you never hear Gaynor's vocals.
posted by slidell at 4:00 PM on March 16 [3 favorites]


What, no Destiny's Child?
posted by maryr at 8:54 PM on March 16


Spoiler: you never hear Gaynor's vocals.

I wish I had read this before watching. Very disappointing.
posted by GrapeApiary at 5:55 AM on March 17 [2 favorites]


How about Misty Mountains Cold (Auralnauts)?
posted by blue_beetle at 6:04 AM on March 17


acid wash jeans that have come back

this sounds like a horror movie.
posted by desjardins at 6:22 AM on March 17


Wow, that was incredibly lame. Thanks.
posted by Eekacat at 8:02 AM on March 17


this sounds like a horror movie.

I saw a ton of high-waist acid-wash jeans on Sixth during SXSW (music) this year. I lived through them the first time around in the 80s and they were pretty horrifying. Normally I'm live-and-let-live about clothing trends, but I had an intense desire to figure out how to kill this particular fashion zombie.
posted by immlass at 8:04 AM on March 17


Acid wash: Yuck. But I can see younger people who didn't get to experience them the first time around wanting to have their go. Fair enough.

But I like high-waisted jeans. Sure, they look horrible (long butt syndrome, etc.) if you actually can see the waist, but, like, soooo much more comfortable, soooo much more functional. There's a reason pants were like that for hundreds -- perhaps thousands -- of years. I find the quickness with which the cynical cyclical make-'em-buy-a-new-trendy-cut-every-year capitalist fashion industry utterly ruined something as basic as trousers to be pretty disturbing, tbh.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:50 AM on March 17


I was hoping this was going to be something worthy of my AskMe "we're going to need a montage" question, but alas. It's just a slightly slower more disco Eye of the Tiger. :\
posted by epersonae at 9:14 AM on March 17


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