Happy Pride Playlist!

Happy Pride!!! 

It’s that magical time of year — when Pride festivals will be held across the country and globe in support of individuals simply being who they were born to be.

We’ve come a long way in just the past few years, and while we still have a long way to go — to ensuring that everyone is allowed to live his or her life without fear of being harmed or discriminated against because of their sexual orientation — we must remain vigilant and work towards that ultimate goal!

Now, I’ve always believed that music is the glue that binds us all together. In fact, I know it does. So…for the first time in “forever” as Andrew J. recently put in in a message, here is my playlist for the month of June. In fact, it’s going to be my Pride list for the summer of 2016! (Be sure to keep checking out the list throughout the summer. It’s very likely the list will continue to grow from it’s current 50 songs!)

Enjoy the music, enjoy the pride festivals, enjoy being who you are but also — remember the people who made it possible for you to enjoy the freedoms you have. A great many people were denied the right to be open about who they were. And a great many people died for the right to be open about who they were.

Be sure to think of them and thank them while you celebrate. It’s a debt we’ll never be able to repay.

Peace and love to all!

(As always, most of the list is available on Spotify if you’d like to listen along)

Show Me How You Burlesque – Christina Aguilera

Girls and Boys – Blur

Crazy (James Michael mix) – Alanis Morissette

Zoot Suit Riot – Cherry Poppin’ Daddies

Spiderwebs – No Doubt

Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake

Feel Your Love – Kim Sozzi

Carry Me Away – Chris Lake ft. Emma Hewitt

Light it Up – Major Lazer ft. Nyla, Fuse ODG

The Show Must Go On – Queen

The Rose – Bette Midler

Send My Love (To Your New Lover) – Adele

Everything – Michael Buble

Go West – Pet Shop Boys

Boys Boys Boys – Lady Gaga

If You Could Read My Mind – Stars on 54

No One’s Gonna Change You – Reina

I’m Outta Love (Hex Hector radio edit) – Anastacia

Cake By the Ocean – DNCE

Wild Things – Alessia Cara

Me Too – Meghan Trainor

The Power of Love – Celine Dion

Beautiful – Christina Aguilera

Cheap Thrills – Sia

Roses – The Chainsmokers ft. Rozes

Gods & Monsters – Lana Del Rey

Ride – Twenty One Piolts

Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers ft. Daya

7 Years – Lukas Graham

Roses and Violets – Alexander Jean

Sexual Revolution – Macy Gray

Find Another Woman – Reina

My Love is Your Love (Jonathan Peters radio edit) – Whitney Houston

Express Yourself – Madonna

Shake it Out (Benny Benassi remix) – Florence + The Machine

Stranger in My House (Thunderpuss radio edit) – Tamia

What a Feeling – Alex Gaudino

One the Floor – Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull

Get Happy/Happy Days Are Here Again – Judy Garland & Barbra Streisand

Never Ever – All Saints

No More Tears (Enough is Enough) – Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer

Me Against the Music (Rishi Rich’s Desi Kulcha remix) – Britney Spears ft. Madonna

Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here (Hex Hector club mix) – Deborah Cox

Vogue – Madonna

Proud – Heather Small

The Last Song – Elton John

Never Let Me Down – Depeche Mode

Modern Love – David Bowie

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Eurythmics

Enjoy the Silence

A Little Respect – Erasure 

Last Dance (12″ version) – Donna Summer

 

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