Still Alive (Portal)

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"Still Alive" is a song featured in the 2007 video game Portal. It was written by Jonathan Coulton and was performed by Ellen McLain while portraying the Portal character GLaDOS. The song originated in a meeting between two Valve developers and Coulton about him writing a song for the company, which Coulton accepted as he was a fan of the Half-Life series. It is the end credits song, and plays after GLaDOS is defeated by Chell (the game's protagonist and player character), with the lyrics suggesting that she (GLaDOS) is "still alive". The song received significant praise for its humour and the quality of its performance. It has been featured in multiple venues, including at the 2009 Press Start -Symphony of Games-, a yearly Japanese concert event to showcase the musical works of video games. It was also featured as a free downloadable song for the Rock Band series, originally released on April 1, 2008. A rerecorded version, with Sara Quin on lead vocals, appears on Coulton's 2011 album Artificial Heart. The sequel to Portal, Portal 2, also ended with a song written by Coulton and sung by McLain called "Want You Gone".

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composer: Jonathan Coulton
lyricist: Jonathan Coulton
cover recordings: Portal 'Live from [SUBJECT HOMETOWN HERE]' OC ReMix (OC ReMix edition) by University of Maryland's Gamer Symphony Orchestra
Portal – Still Alive by University of Maryland's Gamer Symphony Orchestra
Portal – Still Alive by University of Maryland's Gamer Symphony Orchestra
Still Alive by Erutan
Still Alive by FatalExceptionID
Still Alive (Cover) by Professor Shyguy
live cover recordings: Still Alive (Live!) [feat. Laura Intravia & Tommy Tallarico] by Video Games Live
live recordings: Still Alive (live, Toronto, Canada) by Jonathan Coulton
Still Alive (live, 2008-02: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA, USA) by Jonathan Coulton (2008-02)
Still Alive (live, 2008-08: PAX 2008) by Jonathan Coulton feat. Felicia Day (2008-08)
Still Alive (live, 2009-01-18: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA, USA) by Jonathan Coulton (2009-01-18)
Still Alive (live, 2009-05-14: Belly Up Solana Beach) by Jonathan Coulton (2009-05-14)
Still Alive (live, 2009-11-13: Union Chapel, London, UK) by Jonathan Coulton (2009-11-13)
recordings: Still Alive by GLaDOS
Still Alive by Jonathan Coulton
Still Alive by Jonathan Coulton feat. Ellen McLain
Still Alive (As They Burned Mix) by Jonathan Coulton
Still Alive (J.C. mix) by Jonathan Coulton
Wikidata: Q1029129 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Still Alive [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Jonathan_Coulton:Still_Alive [info]
other databases: http://ocremix.org/song/1215 [info]
part of: Portal (Video Game Soundtrack)