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Survive Songs – Songs With Survive In The Title


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We would like to empower cancer survivors with a list of songs that have the word survive in the song title. Yes, you can and will survive any obstacle put in your way.

Survive Songs

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10. Will The Wolf Survive? – Waylon Jennings
Released in 1986
On Album Waylon Jennings
Genre: Country
The song was originally released by the band Los Lobos in 1984.

9. Survive – Mary Mary
Released in 2011
On Album OMG
Genre: Christian

8. Survive – Jimmy Buffett
Released in 1979
On Album Volcano
Genre: Rock

7. Only The Strong Survive – Elvis Presley
Released in 1969
Genre: Rock
See song #5 for the original.

6. I Will Survive – Cake
Released in 1996
On Album Fashion Nugget
Genre: Rock
See song #1 for the original.


5. Only the Strong Survive – Jerry Butler
Released in 1968
On Album The Ice Man Cometh.
Genre: R&B
The song was Jerry Butler’s highest charting song at number four on the Billboard Hot 100.

4. Who Will Survive In America – Kanye West
Released in 2010
On Album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Genre: Hip Hop
The song tells a story of African-American life and the pursuit of the American dream.

3. Survive – Rise Against
Released in 2006
On Album The Sufferer & the Witness
Genre: Punk Rock
Rise against is an American punk band originating from Chicago, IL.

2. A Country Boy Can Survive – Hank Williams Jr.
Released in 1982
On Album The Pressure Is On
Genre: Country
The song was re-written to America Will Survive after the events of 9/11.

1. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Released in 1978
On Album Love Tracks
Genre: Disco
The song describes a person finding strength following an initially devastating breakup.


Other Top Survive songs

I Will Survive – Lykke Li
2020, I Will Survive

I Will Survive – Scary Pockets
2019, Off Center

More Than Survive – Will Roland, George Salazar & Be More Chill Original Broadway Ensemble
2019, Be More Chill (Original Broadway Cast

The One to Survive – Hidden Citizens feat. Josh Bruce Williams
2018, Obsidian

Survive (Subnautica) – The Divide
2018, Survive (Subnautica)


Survive – Earnest Pugh
2017, Survive

Survive the Night – MandoPony
2015, Five Songs for Freddy

Survive – Gideon feat. Caleb Shomo of Beartooth
2014, Calloused

Survivor / I Will Survive – Glee Cast
2011, Survivor / I Will Survive

America Will Survive – Hank Williams, Jr.
2002, The Almeria Club Recordings


I Need You To Survive – Hezekiah Walker & The Love Fellowship Choir
2002, The Essential Hezekiah Walker

I’ll Survive – B. B. King
1998, Blues on the Bayou

I Will Survive – Chantay Savage
1996, I Will Survive (Doin’ It My Way)

I Will Survive – Diana Ross
1995, Take Me Higher

Fight To Survive – White Lion
1985, Fight To Survive


Will The Wolf Survive? – Los Lobos
1984, La Bamba Soundtrack

Only The Strong Survive (Live) – REO Speedwagon
1979, Live Chicago 1979

A Way To Survive – Ray Price
1966, I’m Not Crazy Yet


Survive song list curated by Matthew Campbell

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