Recorded at the height of America's AIDS crisis and inspired by New York's underground gay ball scene famously documented in the film Paris Is BurningMadonna's deep-house—inflected smash commands you to leave the heavy stuff aside—if only for a few minutes—and find salvation on the dance floor. In the s, when AIDS wiped out tens of thousands of those celebrants, the song took on new layers of resonance. Oh well. But here's a site that has a lot of suggestions. There are the introspective slow jams that mirror our struggles with self-acceptance and social rejection. Instead consider searching for and reading older threads. Sign up to receive it, and unlock our digital magazines.
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Bash back and scream along: Today "I Will Survive" carries all of that baggage, and lifts it up along with the spirits of anyone who hears its message. DJs comments.
In the video, the symbols of his "Faith" fame burned and crumbled—his leather jacket, the guitar, the Wurlitzer.