Newark, New Jersey) is an American singer, best-known for the disco era hits; "I Will Survive" (Hot 100 number 1, 1979), "Never Can Say Goodbye" (Hot 100 number 9, 1974), "Let Me Know (I Have a Right)" (Hot 100 number 42, 1980) and "I Am What I Am" (R&B number 82, 1983).
Her first real success came in 1975 with the release of her album Never Can Say Goodbye, which established her as a disco artist. The first side of this album consisted of three disco songs ("Honey Bee", "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "Reach Out, I'll Be There"), with no breaks in between the songs. This 19-minute dance marathon proved to be enormously popular, especially at dance clubs. All three songs were released as singles via radio edits, and all of them became hits. The album was instrumental in introducing disco music to the public, "Never Can Say Goodbye" becoming the first song to top Billboard magazine's dance chart. Capitalizing on the success of her first album, Gloria Gaynor quickly released her second album, Experience Gloria Gaynor, later that same year. While this album was also successful, it was not quite as popular as her previous album in the mainstream.
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Gloria Gaynor’s third album “I’ve Got You” was released in 1976 under the production of Jay Elis, Meco Monardo and Tony Bongiovi. The disco groove became more and more evident with Gloria’s fantastic vocal delivery. Her style and dedication to disco music gave dance floors a polished yet soulful approach to its theme and music.
I have taken the title track “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” (from the motion picture “Born To Dance”) written by Cole Porter and paired the disco-fied version to the 1984 comedy/romance film “All Of Me” starring Steve Martin and Lily Thomlin – it tells the story of a dying millionaire who attempts to have her soul transferred into the body of a willing younger woman. In the process something goes wrong and she finds herself in the body of her lawyer, Steve Martin. The theme somehow blends with the silly and comedic consequences.
The film was directed by Carl Reiner
Featuring scenes from “All Of Me” – RENT THE DVD!
Disco Video Mix by Glenn Rivera
Produced by Ken Emmons