It’s official: Born This Way by Lady Gaga is the favourite tune of queer fans across the UK


The UK’s LGBTQI+ community has named Lady Gaga’s timeless hit Born This Way as the ultimate Pride anthem in a new poll conducted in celebration of Pride Month.

Earlier this year, OnePoll surveyed 500 of the nation’s queer music fans to create a Top 50 Ultimate Pride Tunes playlist, and the results are chef’s kiss, featuring anthems such as I’m Coming Out by Diana Ross, Madonna’s Express Yourself, Freedom by George Michael and Cher’s Believe.

The top 50 tunes were selected from a longlist compiled by a jury of LGBTQI journalists, performers and personalities, including Sink The Pink founder Glyn Fussell, X-Factor’s Jack Remmington, DIVA editor Carrie Lyell and RuPaul’s Drag Race star Ginny Lemon, who has recreated Born This Way in their own inimitable style. 

The poll was sponsored by Wildcat Gin, who are donating 10% of proceeds from every Pride bottle of their flavoured Gin or Vodka sold at Tesco throughout June to LGBTQI+ creatives fund Pink Noise, launched by drag collective Sink The Pink to support LGBTQI creatives during Covid-19, when numerous queer venues across the UK had to close their doors. The fund uses donations to commission new work across film, art, theatre, live performances, and more. 

Despite the fact that Pride events throughout the UK have been postponed for a second year in a row, 80% of respondents said that celebrating Pride Month was still important to them; over half claimed that they feel more accepted during Pride, and 83% agreed that music is important to the Pride movement.

Ginny Lemon said: “Music and performing is a fundamental form of expression for me, so it’s been wonderful working with Wildcat to uncover the Ultimate Pride Anthems as chosen by the fabulous queer community.” 

Fancy a slice? RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’s Ginny Lemon

The Top 50 Pride anthems in order are:

Born This Way – Lady Gaga

I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross

I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

I Am What I Am – Gloria Gaylor

Dancing Queen – ABBA

It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls

Believe – Cher

Freedom – George Michael

Relax – Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Express Yourself – Madonna

We Are Family – Sister Sledge

A Little Respect – Erasure

I’m Every Woman – Chaka Khan

Gay Bar – Electric Six

Man! I Feel Like A Woman – Shania Twain

I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston

Everybody’s Free – Rozella

Sisters are Doing it for Themselves – Eurythmics

Spinning Around – Kylie

All the Lovers – Kylie Minogue

Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy

MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) – Lil Nas X

A Little Bit Of Love – RuPaul

Spice Up Your Life – Spice Girls

Movin On Up – M People

Free – Ultra Nate

Euphoria – Loreen

Summer of Love – Steps

Finally – CeCe Peniston

Let’s Have A Kiki – Scissor Sisters

On A Night Like This – Kylie Minogue

Standing in the Way of Control – The Gossip

Same Love – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Thinkin Bout You – Frank Ocean

Waiting For Tonight – Jennifer Lopez

Pynk – Janelle Monae

Left Outside Alone – Anastacia

Closer – Tegan and Sara

Touch – Shura

My House – Jodie Harsh

Black and Gold – Sam Sparrow

“La Vie En Rose – Grace Jones”

LUCID – Rina Sawayama

Professional Widow Remix – Tori Amos

“I Know A Place – MUNA”

Playing With The Boys – Kenny Loggins

The Day After That – Liza Minnelli

What I Need – Hayley Kiyoko feat. Kehlani

Higher – VINCINT

Hair Looks Fierce – Amanda Lepore


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