Music: The Classic Sound of Gay Pride

While you’re celebrating this week’s huge step forward for marriage equality and getting gussied up for another Pride Weekend, don’t forget the LGBTs and allies that paved the yellow brick road behind us. Rdio is highlighting the musicians and songs that championed same-sex equality with their third Pride focused playlist, The Classic Sound of Gay Pride.

Track Listing:

You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) (12″ Version)
Sylvester – Mighty Real: Greatest Dance Hits

I’m Coming Out
Diana Ross – Motown: The Complete No. 1’s

Y.M.C.A.
The Village People – Disco Gold

Is It All Over My Face? (Female Version)
Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face?

Dancing Queen
ABBA – ABBA Gold

I Will Survive
Gloria Gaynor – Disco Gold

I Feel Love
Donna Summer – On The Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes I & II

We Are Family
Sister Sledge – We Are Family [Expanded]

Got To Be Real
Cheryl Lynn – Cheryl Lynn

I Was Born This Way (Larry Levan’s Live Edit)
Carl Bean – I Was Born This Way

I Need A Man
Grace Jones – Island Life

Menergy
Patrick Cowley – Patrick Cowley’s Greatest Hits

Macho Man
The Village People – The Casablanca Records Story
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I Love The Nightlife (Disco ‘Round)
Alicia Bridges – I Love The Nightlife

No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) (Duet with Donna Summer)
Barbra Streisand – Memories

Take Me Home
Cher – Take Me Home

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (The Garage Version)
Inner Life – Journey Into Paradise: The Larry Levan Story

Under Pressure
Queen – Greatest Hits 1 & 2

Boys Keep Swinging
David Bowie – Lodger (1999 Remaster)

This Charming Man
The Smiths – The Sound Of The Smiths [Deluxe Edition]

All The Young Dudes
Mott The Hoople – All The Young Dudes

Sweet Transvestite
Tim Curry – The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Original Soundtrack

Good To Be Gay
Tom Robinson – Strong Love

Piece Of My Heart
Janis Joplin – The Essential Janis Joplin

We Will Rock You
Queen – Greatest Hits 1 & 2

Rebel Girl
Bikini Kill – Kill Rock Stars Sampler 2009

Dig Me Out
Sleater-Kinney – Dig Me Out

I Hate Myself For Loving You
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – Up Your Alley

Bring Me Some Water
Melissa Etheridge – Melissa Etheridge

Constant Craving
k.d. lang – Recollection

Fast Car
Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman

Possession
Sarah McLachlan – Closer: The Best Of Sarah McLachlan

Passionate Kisses
Mary Chapin Carpenter – The Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter

Closer To Fine
Indigo Girls – Retrospective

Faith
George Michael – Faith (Remastered)

Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover
Sophie B. Hawkins – The Best Of Sophie B. Hawkins

Situation
Yaz – Upstairs At Eric’s

Holiday
Madonna – Madonna

Lovergirl
Teena Marie – Ultimate Collection: Teena Marie

Male Stripper
Man 2 Man – Male Stripper (Retrospective 1983-1990)

You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)
Dead Or Alive – Rip It Up

The Loco-motion (7″ Mix)
Kylie Minogue – The Best of Kylie Minogue

Xanadu
Olivia Newton-John – Xanadu (Soundtrack)

It’s Raining Men
The Weather Girls – Success

Karma Chameleon (2002 – Remaster)
Culture Club – Colour By Numbers

Smalltown Boy
Bronski Beat – The Age Of Consent

Always On My Mind (2003 – Remaster)
Pet Shop Boys – PopArt: The Hits

I Am What I Am (ReMastered)
Gloria Gaynor – I Am What I Am

Chains Of Love
Erasure – The Innocents

Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

Fascinated
Company B – Company B

Relax
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Welcome To The Pleasuredome

Deep In Vogue (Introducing Lourdes & Willie Ninja)
Malcolm McLaren & The Bootzilla Orchestra – Waltz Darling

Vogue
Madonna – Celebration (double disc version)

Finally
Cece Peniston – Finally

Free
Ultra Naté – Free

I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Junior’s Happy Handbag Mix)
Whitney Houston – Whitney The Greatest Hits

Believe
Cher – Believe

True Colors
Cyndi Lauper – True Colors

And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going
Jennifer Holliday – 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Jennifer Holliday

Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz)
Judy Garland – The Wizard of Oz