As June 2018 comes to an end, it's crucial to make the most of the week we have remaining in this celebratory Pride Month. Whether you're attending parades or festivals, or spreading the word about Pride through your identity(or identities), the perfect playlist is essential in creating a Pride Month you'll always remember.
What better jams to bop to than those written by LGBT+ artists about LGBT+ relationships, or those that have become anthems for the LGBT+ community? Below are 47 tunes perfect for a playlist sure to make your last week positively prideful.
1. "I'm Coming Out" by Diana Ross
"I'm coming out
I want the world to know
I got to let it show
I'm coming out"
2. "Q.U.E.E.N." by Janelle Monáe ft. Erykah Badu
"They call us dirty cause we break all your rules down
And we just came to act a fool, is that alright?
(Girl that's alright)
They be like, ooh let them eat cake
But we eat wings and throw them bones on the ground"
3. "Somebody to Love" by Queen
"Can anybody find me somebody to love?
(Find me somebody to love)"
4. "Girls/Girls/Boys" by Panic! At The Disco
"Girls love girls and boys
Girls love girls and boys
And never did I think that I
Would be caught in the way you got me
But girls love girls and boys
And love is not a choice"
5. "Slip Away" by Perfume Genius
"Don't look back, I want to break free
If you'll never see 'em coming
You'll never have to hide
Take my hand, take my everything
If we only got a moment
Give it to me now"
6. "Los Ageless" by St. Vincent
"I try to write you a love song but it comes out a lament"
7. "Loving Someone" by The 1975
"Holding up the status quo instead of showing the kids that they matter
Who're you gonna buy up next?
Keep hold of their necks and keep selling them sex
It's better if we keep 'em perplexed
It's better if we make them want the opposite sex"
8. "Latch" by Disclosure ft. Sam Smith
"You lift my heart up
When the rest of me is down
You, you enchant me, even when you're not around
If there are boundaries, I will try to knock them down
I'm latching on babe
Now I know what I have found"
9. "Wut" by Le1f
"I'm the kind of John closet dudes wanna go steady on
Toss my gems up, raise the bar, yung phenomenon
I make a neo-nazi kamikaze wanna firebomb"
10. "Cliffs Edge" by Hayley Kiyoko
"Cliff's edge, you turn me on
You lead me on
You got me on a
Cliff's edge, where I belong"
11. "Forrest Gump" by Frank Ocean
"My fingertips, and my lips, they burn
From the cigarettes
Forrest Gump you run my mind boy
Running on my mind boy
12. "I Didn’t Just Kiss Her" by Jen Foster
"I didn't just kiss her
We went all the way and liked it
What's the point in trying to hide it?
You never know until you've tried it"
13. "I Don’t Do Boys" by Elektra
"I don't do boys, I just do girls
Just do girls with style and class"
14. "Only A Girl" by Gia
"Only a girl
Knows how a girl feels
Only a girl
Can make me feel this way"
15. "If I Had You" by Adam Lambert
16. "Curious" by Hayley Kiyoko
"Calling me up, so late at night
Are we just friends?
You say you wanted me, but you're sleeping with him
You think of me, I'm what you see
When you look at the sky
I don't believe you
You ain't been lovin' me right"
17. "Girl" by The Internet ft. KAYTRANADA
"If I told you that you rock my world, I want you around me
Would you let me call you my girl, my girlfriend, my girlfriend?"
18. "She Keeps Me Warm" by Mary Lambert
"She says I smell like safety and home
I named both of her eyes "forever" and "please don't go"
I could be a morning sunrise all the time, all the time yeah
This could be good, this could be good"
19. "Thinkin’ Bout You" by Frank Ocean
"My eyes don't shed tears but boy, they bawl
When I'm thinkin' bout you (Ooh no, no, no)
I've been thinkin' bout you (You know, know, know)
I've been thinkin' bout you
Do you think about me still?"
20. "Sanctify" by Years and Years
"Sanctify the love that you crave
Oh, and I won't, and I won't, and I won't be ashamed
Sanctify my sins when I pray"
21. "Honey" by Kehlani
"I like my girls like I like my honey; sweet
A little selfish
I like my women like I like my money; green
A little jealous
Cause I'm a beautiful wreck,
A colorful mess, but I'm funny"
22. "What I Need" by Hayley Kiyoko ft. Kehlani
"When we're all alone, girl, you wanna own it
When we're with your fam, you don't wanna show it
Oh, you're tryna keep us on the low
I only want a girl who ain't afraid to love me"
23. "Better Than I Was" by Mal Blum
"Has your face gotten older?
Has your voice gotten lower?
I feel the same
But the world keeps getting slower
Something inside of me says
I'm better than I was"
24. "Secrets" by Mary Lambert
"They tell us from the time we're young
To hide the things we don't like about ourselves
I know I'm not the only one
Who spent so long attempting to be someone else
Well, I'm over it"
25. "I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright)" by Hurray For The Riff Raff
"Now I know it's wrong, but it feels right
Just to love you babe, for all my life
I know it's wrong, but that's alright"
26. "Fine!" by Mal Blum
"You're gonna be fine
You're gonna be tip top shape
And tapping toes
You're gonna act awesome
And self assured
We're gonna seem
Contemplative, nonchalant and bored"
27. "Androgynous" by The Replacements
"Mirror image, see no damage
See no evil at all
Kewpie dolls and urine stalls
Will be laughed at
The way you're laughed at now"
28. "Cool Girl" by Tove Lo
"No, let's not put a label on it
Let's keep it fun
We don't put a label on it
So we can run free, yeah
I wanna be free like you"
29. "Girls Like Girls" by Hayley Kiyoko
"Saw your face, heard your name, gotta get with you
Girls like girls like boys do, nothing new"
30. "Home As We Know It" by Hannah and Maggie
W"e were so young singing "slow down"
don't you know when we go
this time next year I'll be here to find what you left out"
31. "Utopia" by Austra
"I live in a city full of people I don't know
People riding highways from the workplace to the home
I raise my head, I see they're different than us
But I only wanna hold your hand my whole damn life!"
32. "On Your Side" performed by The Veronicas, written and directed by Ruby Rose
"Life isn't pretty, we all get a little wrecked sometimes
If God's listening, people think you're out of your mind
Even if you believe it
Through all the hard times, I'm on your side"
33. "Whataya Want From Me" by Adam Lambert
"Yeah, it's plain to see
that baby you're beautiful
And there's nothing wrong with youI
t's me I'm a freak
but thanks for lovin' me
Cause you're doing it perfectly"
34. "Again" by Kehlani
"And I pray for the love that we had underneath
When we both promised not to waste love arguing
I love you more than I ever could say"
35. "Hold My Hand" by Brandy Clark
"Don't let this moment linger
Now would be a real good time
To reach out with your fingers
And get 'em tangled up with mine
Let her know for sure
That I'm more than just a soft place to land
This'd be a real good time to hold my hand"
36. "Adore You" by Miley Cyrus
"When you say you love me
Know I love you more
And when you say you need me
Know I need you more"
37. "Love You So Bad" by Ezra Furman
"You know I love you so bad
I don't believe in love
You know I love you so bad, so bad"
38. "Sleeping With A Friend" by Neon Trees
"And why mess up a good thing baby?
It's a risk to even fall in love
So when you give that look to me
I better look back carefully
Cause this is trouble"
39. "Hungry Ghost" by Hurray For The Riff Raff
"All my friends
Stay up past midnight
Looking for the thing to fill the void
I don't go out
Much like I used to
Something about the strangers and the noise"
40. "21 Guns" by Green Day
"Does the pain weigh out the pride?
And you look for a place to hide?
Did someone break your heart inside?"
41. "Bad At Love" by Halsey
"Got a boy back home in Michigan
And it tastes like Jack when I'm kissing him
Got a girl with California eyes
And I thought that she could really be the one this time
But I never got the chance to make her mine"
42. "Rocket Man" by Elton John
I"'m not the man they think I am at home
Oh no no no I'm a rocket man
Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone"
43. "Love Who You Wanna Love" by Jolivi
"Give me a chance to carry your heart,
Pick it back up when it's falling apart.
(Be who you wanna be, love who you wanna love)"
44. "You’re The One" by KAYTRANADA ft. Syd
"I want you to want me
But you just wanna love me for the day
And I can't just walk away
Even though I know you're trouble, babe"
45. "For Your Entertainment" by Adam Lambert
"Oh, I bet you thought that I was soft and sweet (bet ya thought)
You thought an angel swept you off your feet
Well I'm about to turn up the heat (turn up the heat)
I'm here for your entertainment"
46. "Can’t Wait" by Laith Ashley
"I lose my breath when I'm with you
That body, that face, those eyes
I lose all sense when I'm with you, girl
You know you've got me hypnotized"
47. "Feelings" by Hayley Kiyoko
"I over-communicate and feel too much
I just complicate it when I say too much
I laugh about it, dream about that casual touch
Sex, fire, sick and tired of acting all tough"
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