Tinashe, Orville Peck, Monet X Change, and more celebrate queer music with EW's Pride Playlist

Get into the spirit of the month with these songs from LGBTQ+ artists, recommended by LGBTQ+ artists.

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Tinashe, Orville Peck, and Monet X Change

Let's dance!

In celebration of Pride Month, Entertainment Weekly asked a slew of incredible LGBTQ+ musicians which songs by other queer artists they like to dance to. They picked popular tracks by Kehlani, Troye Sivan, Kaytranada, and more. Take a listen to our Pride playlist and prepare to dance like no one is watching. 

Tinashe: "Girl" by the Internet ft. Kaytranada

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Tinashe

“This was my favorite album of 2015," says singer-actress Tinashe, whose track "Nasty" recently went viral. "Still love it 'til this day! The song has got so much emotion in it. Syd and Kaytranada also being part of the LGBTQ+ community makes it that much more of a reason for it to stay current on everyone's playlists."

Watch the Internet's music video for "Girl" ft. Kaytranada:

Monét X Change: "BFA" by Noah David

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Monet X Change

"I love Noah Davis' music," says RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars winner Monét X Change, who is entering a new era with the recently released R&B album Grey Rainbow, Vol. 1. "He caught me with his song 'The Big Boss.' His music is so unapologetic, sexy, vibey, and just great R&B queer music. 'BFA' is so good. It's a 'shake your ass in the club' type of song. And you know what? This is a throwing-ass summer. So you pair this with my song 'Rotation' — your summer is made, darling!"

Listen to "BFA" by Noah David:

Orville Peck: "Hammer to Fall" by Queen

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Orville Peck

"Freddie Mercury has always been such an icon to me and so many queer people, He embodied pure talent, artistry, and authenticity in a time [when] it was not easy," shares mysterious country singer Orville Peck, who has teamed up with Kylie Minogue and Diplo for the new single "Midnight Ride."

Watch Queen's music video for "Hammer to Fall":

Calum Scott: "End Game" by Cat Burns

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Calum Scott

"Cat Burns has released a song recently called 'End Game' talking about the complications of a relationship, which I'm sure we can all relate to! It’s a cruising around in your car with the windows down kinda vibe and I dig it!” exclaims British pop singer and Britain's Got Talent standout Calum Scott, who just released the single "Lighthouse."

Watch Cat Burns' music video for "End Game":

Corook: "You're the One" by Kaytranada feat. Syd

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Corook

"'You're the One' by Kaytranada featuring Syd will never not make me move," says singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Corook, who released the EP Serious Person (Part 1) last summer. "The entire album 99.9% was on repeat the summer I fell in love with my girlfriend. I usually needed a confidence boost before seeing her because I wanted to impress her so badly, so hearing this song takes me back to those tender and fun moments of our beginning."

Watch Kaytranada's music video for "You're the One" feat. Syd.

David Archuleta: "After Hours" by Kehlani

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David Archuleta

"I love Kehlani because she is one of the best vocalists out there, is beautiful, and she always goes off with her visuals. This song has been my pick-me-up for the springtime. I'll play it on repeat because it gets me moving,” shares American Idol finalist David Archuleta, who recently released the new single "Hell Together."

Watch Kehlani's music video for "After Hours":

Brittany Howard: "Over and Over" by Becca Mancari

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Brittany Howard

“It reminds me of riding around in an old Buick with a broken A/C on the way to swim in the river," says Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Brittany Howard, who recently made her acting debut in Thelma the Unicorn (streaming now on Netflix). "We got all our buddies in the back and they all know the words and feel careless about not having it all figured out in life. A few beautiful minutes of danceable freedom."

Watch Becca Mancari's music video for "Over and Over":

Bradley Gibson: "Kill My Heart" by Vincint

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Bradley Gibson

"One thing Vincint always does is feed us pop music that makes us feel and always hit the dance floor," notes Partner Track and Power Book II: Ghost actor Bradley Gibson, who just released his new single "No ILYS." "This is one of my faves by Vincint, and whether it's on the dance floor or at the gym, this song gives me LIFE! Vincint is such an inspiration and huge support to me and I know so many other queer artists. That's what it's all about: Cheering on your peers, supporting each other, and making space for us all at the table. Baby, we're building our own damn table!"

Watch Vincint's music video for "Kill My Heart":

Jordy: "Dispose of Me" by Omar Apollo

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Jordy

"I was immediately drawn to the guitar lick at the beginning of this song — it instantly felt like I was floating," says singer-songwriter Jordy, who released his latest single "Nice Things" earlier this year. "Omar's voice is at its absolute best, and I relate so hard to the lyric, 'It don’t matter if it’s 25 days, it was real love.' Truly my inner dialogue any time I meet a man I like."  

Watch a live performance of Omar Apollo's "Dispose of Me":

Dua Saleh: "Boa" by Megan Thee Stallion

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Dua Saleh

"I love this song because it encapsulates the musical terrain for queer artists in these times," says rapper-songwriter Dua Saleh, who also has a recurring role on the Netflix series Sex Education. "This genre is highly regarded within the queer community as it is played in clubs and at pride events."

Watch Megan Thee Stallion's music video for "Boa":

Mxmtoon: "This Hell" by Rina Sawayama

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Mxmtoon

"As someone who was a closeted, queer Asian kid, I would have done anything to listen and see a pop star like Rina growing up," shares Mxmtoon, who re-recorded her first EP Plum Blossom last year. "'This Hell' is so much fun to dance along to and all about queer joy in the face of naysayers."

Watch Rina Sawayama's music video for "This Hell":

Girl in Red: "Got Me Started" by Troye Sivan

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Girl in red

"I love Troye and this whole album!" exclaims Norwegian indie pop singer-songwriter and record producer Girl in Red, who released her album I'm Doing It Again Baby earlier this year. "But this song is like my peak summer 2023 experience and it takes me back to that vibe!"

Watch Troye Sivan's music video for "Got Me Started":

Jess Glynne: "Express Yourself" by Madonna

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Jess Glynne

"She's been an icon in the community forever and such an important figure to so many," explains British singer Jess Glynne, who returned from a hiatus and dropped a new album, Jess, in April. "[Madonna] has allowed people to feel free and express themselves and welcome them into a world where anything goes! I love her."

Watch Madonna's music video for "Express Yourself":

Alaska Thunderf--- 5000: "Karma" by JoJo Siwa

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Alaska

"I'm grateful to JoJo Siwa for inventing the genre of gay pop," says RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars winner Alaska Thunderf--- 5000, who just released the new single "Sweatpants." "Without gay pop, I wouldn't know what to perform out on the road. JoJo's hit song 'Karma' is a banger and an absolute smash. I love it! And for extra fun, check out Brit Smith's version from 2012."

Watch JoJo Siwa's music video for "Karma":

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