I Will Survive
by Gloria Gaynor
She’s aging well and still disco-fabulous, as they say.
Her short Afro is a real time-period give-away. Afros were all the rage in the 1970s, partially as a result of the Black Power movement.
Come the 1980s, it seems like everyone decided that because Michael Jackson had a mullet, they should too. We here at Shmoop beg to differ. And no, we don’t know from experience, so you can forget what Mama Shmoop told you.
For a second we thought he was a cop, but it turns out he is Gaynor’s manager. He’s just got his own disco fashions going on.
Disco: the movement that brought us the mirror ball—and gave it a much more exciting-sounding name.
Just kidding. This is actually what the inside of a discothèque looks like.