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In the second act of the musical, Nettie Fowler, the cousin of the protagonist Julie Jordan, sings "You'll Never Walk Alone" to comfort and encourage Julie when her husband, Billy Bigelow, the male lead, falls on his knife and dies after a failed robbery attempt. It is reprised in the final scene to encourage a graduation class of which Louise Billy and Julie's daughter is a member. The now invisible Billy, who has been granted the chance to return to Earth for one day in order to redeem himself, watches the ceremony and is able to silently motivate the unhappy Louise to join in the song. The song is also sung at association football clubs around the world, where it is performed by a massed chorus of supporters on match day; this tradition developed at Liverpool F. Christine Johnson , who created the role of Nettie Fowler, introduced the song in the original Broadway production. In the film, it is first sung by Claramae Turner as Nettie. The weeping Julie Jordan Shirley Jones tries to sing it but cannot; it is later reprised by Julie and those attending the graduation. Progressive rock group Pink Floyd took a recording by the Liverpool Kop choir, and "interpolated" it into their own song, " Fearless ", on their album Meddle.
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It was written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris. The song's lyrics describe the narrator's discovery of personal strength following an initially devastating breakup. It received heavy airplay in , reaching number one on the Billboard Hot and on the UK Singles Chart on consecutive weeks. The song is also frequently recalled as a symbol of female empowerment. Originally released as the B-side to a cover version of the Righteous Brothers song " Substitute ", "I Will Survive" became a worldwide hit for Gaynor when disc jockeys played that side of the record instead kick-started by legendary Studio 54 DJ Richie Kaczor. The song received the Grammy Award for Best Disco Recording in , the only year the award was given. Although three videos were filmed that day, the "I Will Survive" video was the only one to survive. Gaynor was not present during the taping of the rollerskating segment of the video. Following the success of fellow s disco stars Sister Sledge with remixed singles in the UK in , "I Will Survive" was also remixed and released that summer. This remix reached number five on the UK Singles Chart.
What used to feel like a symphony scattered like a broken string of pearls got stuck in a frequency a megaphone screaming at the world well tell me where the fire in your eyes is burning like the best and the brightest until you find your melody, your melody I'll be an anthem that you play whenever your voice is fading away I'll be an anthem for the night whenever you feel the music has died Could it be from Mandy Moore's new album? I found out who it is. Its called Anthem by Felicia Barton but its not released yet. She does have some other songs up on Itunes though.