"I Will Survive" is song from the 2014 Blue Sky animated film Rio 2. It features Nigel and Gabi as the former expresses his desire for revenge. It is a villainized parody of the song of the 1978 song of the same name by Gloria Gaynor.
The song was performed by Nigel's voice actor Jemaine Clement and Gabi's voice actress Kristin Chenoweth.
Well... Well, at first, I was afraid
I was petrified.
I kept thinking that I could never live
I could barely fly.
And I spent oh, so many nights thinking how he did me wrong
And... and I grew strong
And I learned how to get along...
Go on, now go!
Walk out the door!
Just turn around now...
It is I who have the floor!
Weren't you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye?
Did you think I'd crumble?
Did you think I'd lay down and die?
(Oh no, not Nige!)
Well, I will survive!
As long as I know how to hate
I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live,
(And I've got all my love to give!)
And I will survive
You will survive
(I will survive!)
We will survive!
I'm a survivor
I've got the eye of a tiger
Been training again and eating my fiber
You've been staying alive? Well, I've been staying alive-er
Watch where you sit, when I spit my saliva, like boom
You've never seen a cockatoo
Rockin' and shockin' and droppin' and pop' and lockin' too?
Watch what I can do with out no autotune!
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh ooh ooh.....
[Oh, no, he didn't!]
If you try to keep me down, I'll just come back stronger
You try to cut me short, I'll just come back longer
If you beat me at ping pong, I'll just play ping pong-er
Give me my throne, I am ready to thrive, one thing I know....
I will survive!
I will survive!