and there's no return and no deposit;
One life, so it's time to open up your closet
Life's not worth a damn 'til you can say,
"Hey world, I am what I am!"
Gloria Gaynor (born Gloria Fowles on September 7, 1949) 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 here mega club classic anthem "I Am What I Am" (R&B number 82, 1983).
"This mega hi-nrg disco anthem was a massive international club hit from '83/'84 and beyond. It was recently voted the
"All Time Best Pride Anthem" ever! :)
I've always loved this song. It has well written, intelligent lyrics which tell the story of somebody standing up for (and loving) themselves. The singer means business! and is NO longer gonna be fucked around! Great vocals and production! Hugely popular with gay folks, black folks, suppressed folks... hell...even housewives loved it!
Actually, this song is for everybody.
YOU! GO! GLORIA!"
RETRO DISCO Hi-NRG