June has barely been three days and we are going to put music of the songs that have become hymns of Orgullo LGBTQ+, a movement that has fought for equality, freedom, tolerance and the diversity of its members.
It is also a movement that has been inspired by the same singers and musicians who, from their creative trench, demand respect for their sexual preferences.
Some of these songs are emotional, others full of enthusiasm that inject energy into you and that have accompanied the movement in each of the marches to be present.
“Somewhere over the rainbow”
This song can not be missing in a list of hymns of this community. The theme interpreted by Judy Garland was born in 1939 for the movie The Wizard of Oz, but many years later, exactly in 1969, it acquired the status of an anthem. After Judy Garland’s death, the New York gay community remembered the actress at the Stonewall bar. It is said that the issue was raised when the authorities arrived at the scene to carry out a violent police raid, but that was the first time that the community demonstrated and showed resistance to the system that discriminated and violated LGBTQ + men and women.
Madonna made one of the most iconic songs in pop music with Vogue, released in 1990 and with it, a musical emblem of the LGBTQ + movement, as well as making it her favorite song to dance to. The singer made known to the whole world what “voguing” is, a dance that was born in the 60s in the dance halls of Harlem in New York.
“Born This Way”
Lady Gaga was crowned as an LGBT icon singing at her concerts “Born This Way”, a song about acceptance, freedom and self-love that became the motto of her “little monsters” and minorities around the world .
“I want to break free”
In the video for “I want to break free”, Freddy Mercury and Queen broke stereotypes of masculinity by dressing up as women, while doing housework to the rhythm of a song that spoke about liberation and was adopted by the LGBTQ + community as an inspirational theme. who couldn’t talk about their sexual orientation.
This Spanish track from 1985 emerged when it was a liberating moment for the community and the song of Alaska and Dinarama with verses such as “I am like this and I will continue like this, I will never change”, it was a perfect match for their desires for freedom and expressing who they were, without fear of being judged.
George Michael with his song “Freedom!” He said: “I think there is something you should know, I think I have to tell you, there is something deep inside me, there is something I have to be, take your photo from the frame, remove your song from the rain, I hope you understand that sometimes the clothes do not make the man ”.
June is LGBTQ + Pride month and without a doubt something we will miss this month is being able to take to the streets and fight for the freedom, diversity and respect that we all deserve.
This song performed by the group “Village people” was a worldwide hit and was played in all gay clubs. Her upbeat and fun music led the community to adopt her as part of their hymns.
ABBA gave the LGBTQ + community one of its greatest anthems. It is impossible not to feel like a queen with this song.
I Will Survive
It is arguably the quintessential gay song. Everyone has suffered from some heartbreak, but beyond this, they have suffered from the onslaught of not being recognized and what better way to get that feeling out through the voice of Gloria Gaynor.
“All the Lovers”
Kylie Minogue gave this great hymn and the video with which she illustrates the song speaks to us of liberation and acceptance.
“If I was your girlfriend”
Prince in “Sing O ‘the Times” contains “If I Was Your Girlfriend”, a conceptual work where the composer adopts the character and voice of a woman. Prince’s vocal registers are modified, reaching a high pitch very close to the female voice: musical transsexualism.
One of the best-selling singles in history, winner of the 2000 Grammy for Best Dance Recording and one of the most heard songs on Pride Day, performed by Cher.