It was just a matter of time before this song became a coronavirus hand-washing meme

Gloria Gaynor’s disco hit from 1978 is one of those songs that just won’t die. Over the decades, it’s been re-purposed countless times in situations where people need encouragement to go on.

Now we have this. Of course.


It only takes :20 seconds to “SURVIVE!”👏💕🎶 ##iWillSurviveChallenge ##fyp ##coronavirus ##handwashing

♬ I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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