A big hit from the 2000s, written by Beyoncé as a response to radio stations' "pun...
The composition "Survivor" is widely regarded as a breakthrough hit by American R&B group Destiny's Child. Released as part of their third studio album of the same name, the track was inspired by a pun from radio hosts who joked about the fact that the band had already lost members three times... Because of this, Destiny's Child was compared to the reality show Survivor.
Beyoncé got the idea of turning a negative comment into a positive one by writing a song based on it! In the end, "Survivor" was a resounding hit that, by the way, won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group!
And that's not all of the song's achievements... We suggest that you remember the history of its creation!
The history of creation...
It all started in 1999. The prerequisite for "jokes on the radio" was that Letoia Luckett and Latavia Robertson left the group. They were replaced by new members Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin! But... Franklin was soon dropped from Destiny's Child.
According to Beyoncé, the band was compared to the reality show Survivor on the radio... It inspired her to "write Destiny's Child out of all that negativity."
The music video was directed by Darren Grant. According to the plot, three surviving girls wander around a deserted island... The clip also shows a brief prelude to the heroines being shipwrecked.
The clip first aired on "Making the Video" March 6, 2001.
In the same year, he won several prestigious awards at once: MTV Video Music Award and Soul Train Lady of Soul!
The track debuted at number 43 on the Billboard Hot 100. It quickly climbed to number two, where it stayed for 7 weeks in a row!
The song was not released on CD until it topped Billboard Hot Dance Music Maxi-Singles!
As for the United Kingdom, the track debuted at number one there! Moreover - "Survivor" sold around 290,000 copies!
The song soon made its way onto the airwaves of a dozen countries around the world, making it an international hit!
Interesting facts about the song...
The composition has been added to Billboard magazine's list of "The 100 Greatest Songs by Female Bands of All Time."
Black Entertainment Television named "Survivor" - "One of the Ten Best Songs of the Decade"!
You don't have to know the backstory of the song to appreciate its message, the call to go on, even when you feel like the whole world is against you!