"I love the empowering effect, I love the encouraging effect. It's a timeless lyric that addresses a timeless concern." - Gloria Gaynor
"It doesn't bother me in the least that I will forever be tied to my signature ode. From the beginning I recognized it was a timeless lyric that everyone could relate to, so I don't get tired of singing it. I'm always freshening it up; changing the beat, the lyrics, modernizing the arrangement." - Gloria Gaynor
''Motown Records let me go after almost seven years. I was an unemployed songwriter contemplating my fate. I turned the TV on, and there it was: a song I had written for a movie theme titled Generation was playing right then. I took that as an omen that things were going to work out for me. I remember jumping up and down on the bed saying, 'I'm going to make it. I'm going to be a songwriter. I will survive!" - Dino Fekaris (songwriter)
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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