While the disco craze was in full swing in the late 1970s a Grammy Award was available for Best Disco Recording. Like with all things, times change and now disco is a thing of the past but there is still plenty of disco music you can listen to and enjoy. Perhaps one-day people will want to disco again just like those who still enjoy doing The Twist and people are still dancing to waltzes and tangos.
Unfortunately, the award came at a time when disco was on the way out the door. So the first and also the last time the Grammy was presented for Best Disco Recording it went to Gloria Gaynor “I Will Survive” on February 27, 1980. This song is a personal favorite of mine and I remember moments on a crowded disco floor, this song blasting and me just hoping I would survive till the end of the song.
At the Grammy’s the night that Gaynor won the others who were also nominated were Earth, Wind & Fire “Boogie Wonderland”, Michael Jackson “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough”, Donna Summer “Bad Girls” and Rod Stewart “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy”.
With all the other great competition this song was really the last hooray for disco.