The Perfect Pride Playlist12th Jun 2020
For Pride month we have collated the best pride songs by LGBTQIA+ artists. Our Pride playlist has everything from gay anthems, love songs, celebratory bops and sad bangers! Something for everyone. We’ve broken down some of our favourites from the playlist below.
Released in 1978, You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) by the Queen of Disco, Sylvester, is a bonafide classic. This is one of those songs that when you hear it you need to dance!
Many people credit this song as being one of the most pioneering Disco songs of all time, being one of the first to use electronic instrumentation setting trends that would be heard throughout Disco music in the coming years.
Heartbreak never sounded so fun in German Pop Star Kim Petras’ 2018 hit Heart To Break. Billboard claims that Heart To Break is a masterclass in pop music and we 100% agree.This unabashed pop sound will wiggle it’s way into your ear and won’t let go! Don’t blame us when you’re lip-synching along to this one on the Victoria Line.
In Please Don’t Fall In Love former choir singer Vincint begs his ex boyfriend not to fall in love again, their powerful soaring vocals will really hit you in the feels. Vincint is part of a new wave of LGBTQIA+ artists who are proudly singing about and normalising queer relationships and if that isn’t Pride we don’t know what is!
One of our favourite Pride songs has to be Freedom! 90’ by the legendary George Michael. The iconic video features appearances from supermodels, Linda, Naomi, Christy and Cindy, it’s become a cult classic and a reference point for 90’s culture. George wrote Freedom! 90’ about breaking free from his Wham days but with lyrics like “I think there’s something you should know, I think it’s time I told you so, There’s something deep inside of me, There’s someone else I’ve got to be.” the song has become part of the ultimate coming out soundtrack.
Written in 2015 days after the US Supreme Court ruled that state-level bans on same-sex marriages were in violation of the Constitution of the United States, L.A. based queer girlband MUNA wrote I Know A Place as a rousing reminder that the LGBTQIA+ community had won a battle and highlighting the importance of Queer Safe Spaces. With its catchy and uplifting melody it’ll be a song you play on repeat.
Check out our full playlist below, available on Spotify now!