Chris Pine's Surprising Performance of "I Will Survive"

Vocally speaking, Chris Pine is a total expert. Look no further than his soprano warm-up for evidence before he launches into "I Will Survive" (with a quick apology to its original singer, Gloria Gaynor). As inauguration weekend looms ever closer, Pine is just one of several stars reimagining Gaynor's hit disco track as an anthem of empowerment amid an already gloomy 2017.

Released on 1/17/2017

Credits

Starring: Chris Pine
Director: Lynn Hirschberg
Producer: Nickolas James, Sheena Rao, Evan Cohen, and Chelsea Bo
Cinematographer: David Rodriguez
Composer: Brain Rainwater
Production Coordinator: Silvestre Rios
Editor: Chris Dawson

Transcript

00:00
(singing high notes)
00:07
Just gotta get the vocal cords ready.
00:09
Alright, Gloria, I've fucking apologized.
00:18
♫ At first I was afraid, I was petrified
00:22
♫ Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side
00:26
♫ But then I spent so many nights
00:28
♫ Thinking how you did me wrong
00:30
♫ And I grew strong
00:32
♫ And I learned how to get along
00:34
♫ And so you're back
00:36
♫ From outer space
00:38
♫ From outer space
00:39
♫ I just walked in to find you here with that
00:41
♫ Sad look upon your face
00:44
♫ I should have changed that stupid lock
00:46
♫ I should have made you leave your key
00:48
♫ If I'd known for just one second
00:50
♫ You'd be back to bother me
00:52
♫ Go on now, go
00:54
♫ Walk out the door
00:56
♫ Just turn around now
00:58
Turn around!
00:58
♫ 'Cause you're not welcome anymore
01:01
♫ Weren't you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye
01:05
♫ Do you think I'd crumble
01:07
♫ Did you think I'd lay down and die
01:08
♫ Oh no, not I, I will survive
01:12
♫ Oh, as long as I know how to love, I know I'll stay alive
01:17
♫ I've got all my life to live
01:20
♫ And I've got all my love to give and I'll survive
01:24
♫ I will survive, hey, hey
01:30
[Audience] Oh Jesus Christ!
01:31
That was the greatest thing ever! (applauding)