Much ink has been spilt trying to define what constitutes a gay anthem, including on this very site. Since the changing of the guard from one generation to the next — Party Favorz has decided to offer a concise definition by simplifying what it was and how it's expanded from GenX to GenZ.
First, not all songs embraced by the LGBT+ community were written as gay anthems but for a variety of reasons are wholly embraced by our community as being such. While the same principles that constitute a gay anthem remain in place:
Songs pretty much about nothing that gay folk gravitate to because they're just plain fun can make the list as well even though that hues closer the 'throw your cares away' category or songs by gay artists themselves, which are agnotstic in the audience they're trying to reach.
As such, when compiling this three-volume set — Party Favorz took great care to ensure that all the main staples that cross multiple generations are respresented but have been totally reworked into modern-day classics, which only shows how these songs stand the test of time. I also went back the last 12 years and yanked out several gay favorites that got us all sweaty on the dance floor to round the whole series out. So, you can expect the unexpected.
There is much to celebrate in our achievements for equality while there's still much work to be done. Since of duty dictates that we're not finished yet and there are many road blocks ready to roll back our hard-fought gains over the past 20 years on the near horizon. This is something that very much weighs on my mind as Rick and I will decide whether we want to continue living in this country in the next 2 years. I'd be more than happy to stay and fight but there's not much a physically disabled person can do other than write about what I see heading our way. I'm going to leave that thought right here for now and will expand on what I'm seeing in the final volume of this series. No one needs a Debbie Downer when we should be celebrating but at some point...reality needs to sink in.
For now, I want everyone (no matter your generation) to pop this first volume on and party like its 1999. Until the next time...ENJOY!
Album: Gay Anthems for a New Generation 2022 Vol. 1 Genre: Dance, House, NuDisco, Gay Anthems Year: 2022 Total Time: 04:38:39
1. Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive (YASTREB Bootleg)
2. Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out Of My Head 2020 (Laurent H. Remix)
3. Mary J. Blige - Be Without You (Mose UK Remix)
4. Heather Small - Proud (Josh Harris Pride Extended Remix)
5. ABBA - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (HÄWK VIP Edit)