In celebration of CBC Music’s new Killer Covers stream, we’re pitting some of the most famous cover versions against the originals. Once a day for two weeks we'll post an original song and its cover, and you can vote for which version you prefer.
Today, “I Will Survive.”
“I Will Survive” was originally released in 1978 by Gloria Gaynor. Gaynor’s version spent three weeks on top of the Billboard pop chart and remains a classic post-breakup song, and one of the most famous disco hits of all time.
In 1996, Sacramento, Calif., alternative rock band Cake released a cover of “I Will Survive” on their Fashion Nugget album. The arrangement is more laid-back, featuring lead singer John McCrea’s talk-singing, the f-word and two guitar solos that didn’t exist in the original.
Check back Monday for another cover song matchup.
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on Aug 03, 2012