Erasure’s ‘A Little Respect’ voted ultimate pride hymn E! News UK
Erasure’s winning song “A Little Respect” was then broadcast to kick off the launch of Virgin Radio Pride UK today.
Andy Bell of Erasure said, “I want to thank all the fans of Erasure for voting for us and A Little Respect for Pride Anthems. It’s a timeless classic and we can’t wait to see you on tour in October. And once again, many thanks to Virgin Radio and everyone involved. Good pride to all! ”
Huge hymns, including 9 to 5 from Dolly Parton and Shania Twain’s Man! I Feel Like A Woman, landed just outside the top twenty, while Taylor Swift, Years & Years, Katy Perry and Dua Lipa also received numerous votes.
Here are, in reverse order, the 20 best pride anthems, as voted by Virgin Radio UK listeners.
20. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax
19. George Michael – Outside
18. Whitney Houston – I want to dance with someone (who loves me)
17. Keala Settle – It’s me
16. Weather Girls – It’s raining men
15. Queen – I want to break free
14. Diana Ross – I’m going out
13. Gloria Gaynor – I am what I am
12. Pet Shop Boys – It’s a sin
11. Bronski Beat – Little Boy
10. ABBA – Give me, give me, give me
9. Britney Spears – Stronger
8. Expensive – Believe
7. Madonna – Vogue
6. Kylie Minogue – Your nightclub needs you
5. Spice Girls – Spice up your life
4. Lady Gaga – Born This Way
3. Stages – Tragedy
2. Christina Aguilera – Beautiful
1. Erasure – A little respect
You can listen to the Top 10 tracks starting at 8:30 p.m. tonight with Stephen Sullivan on Virgin Radio Pride UK.
For more crisp anthems like these, be sure to tune in to Virgin Radio Pride UK, which will air until the end of September. The station seeks to reduce inequalities by addressing important issues both on air and online, sparking conversations on topics such as: trans rights, gay adoption issues, living with HIV and helping parents. understand LGBTQ + issues by working closely with various LGBTQ + partners.
You’ll be able to hear presenters from across the LGBTQ + community on Virgin Radio Pride UK, such as UK Drag Race star Tia Kofi and writer Matt Cain as well as Emma Goswell, Debbie Ryan, Phil Clifton, Shivani Dave, Stephen Sullivan and Vicki Blight. The Chris Evans Breakfast show with Sky and the Graham Norton radio show with Waitrose will also air on the new station.
Matt Cain will host a weekly magazine show on Sunday afternoons, and there will be one-off documentaries, including a look back five years after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, and the story of the influence. LGBTQ + to dance music from nightclub to house.
There will also be regular specials, such as a My Pride playlist where a prominent member of the LGBTQ + community picks their ten favorite songs and tells the stories behind their choices.
Collaborations are also planned with Pride events across the UK.
Virgin Radio Pride UK is now live on DAB in London, online or through the Virgin Radio app.