Ultimate Pride Anthem named in Virgin Radio listener vote

To celebrate the launch of Virgin Radio Pride UK today, listeners have been voting for the Ultimate Pride Anthem of all time.

Some huge anthems, including 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton and Shania Twain’s Man! I Feel Like A Woman, landed just outside the top twenty, while the likes of Taylor Swift, Years & Years, Katy Perry and Dua Lipa all received plenty of votes too.

The winning song, which came out on top was Erasure’s ‘A Little Respect’. It was broadcast to kick off the launch of the station earlier.

Erasure’s Andy Bell said: “I’d like to thank all the Erasure fans for voting for us and A Little Respect for Pride Anthems. It’s an evergreen classic and we look forward to seeing you on tour in October. And once again, thank you very much to Virgin Radio and everybody involved. Happy Pride everyone!”

Here’s the Top 20 Pride Anthems, as voted for by Virgin Radio UK listeners:

  1. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax
  2. George Michael – Outside
  3. Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
  4. Keala Settle – This Is Me
  5. Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men
  6. Queen – I Want To Break Free
  7. Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out
  8. Gloria Gaynor – I Am What I Am
  9. Pet Shop Boys – It’s A Sin
  10. Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy
  11. ABBA – Gimme Gimme Gimme
  12. Britney Spears – Stronger
  13. Cher – Believe
  14. Madonna – Vogue
  15. Kylie Minogue – Your Disco Needs You
  16. Spice Girls – Spice Up Your Life
  17. Lady Gaga – Born This Way
  18. Steps – Tragedy
  19. Christina Aguilera – Beautiful
  20. Erasure – A Little Respect

You can hear the Top 10 tracks from 8.30pm tonight with Stephen Sullivan on Virgin Radio Pride UK, which is available on DAB in London, online or via the Virgin Radio app.

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